Mag. rer. nat., Geography

Christoph STraganz

PhD candidate & Researcher

 

I am a PhD candidate at the Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck. I completed my Teachers Training diploma in Geography and Sports. My research focuses on pupils and their practices at the institution school as well as in the digital space. In my research I apply qualitative and digital methods. Due to my numerous part-time jobs in addition to my education, I have already had many experiences with young people and “emerging adults”. I can now apply this knowledge to my research.


Contact

Office Location

Location: Bruno-Sander-Haus, 7th floor, room 60725

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Consultation

on appointment

please contact me via E-Mail and/or Phone

 

Phone

Phone: +43-68120827655

Postal address

Department of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Research Foci

At a Glance

Regional

Europe (Austria)

Thematic

Digital geographies, cON/FFlating spaces and places, Social practices in physical and digital spaces, personal experiences of individuals in relation to socio-critical topics

Concepts & Theories

 cON/FFlating spaces and places; poststructuralist and social theories

Methods

Qualitative (narratives and interviews) methods, digital methods

Academic Career

Positions:

 

2019 – present → PhD candidate at the Institute of Geography at the University of Innsbruck,

2019 – present → Leisure pedagogue at the innsbrucker school “Innere Stadt”

 

 

Degrees:

2019 → Teachers Training Diploma (Geography and Sports), Universities of Innsbruck, passed with distinction (1,0)

Title of thesis (in German): „Das Potenzial des Interkulturellen Gemeinschaftsgarten Innsbruck-Wilten als Ort der Begegnung.

 

About Me

I am a PhD candidate at the Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck. I completed my Teachers Training diploma in Geography and Sports. My research focuses on pupils and their practices at the institution school as well as in the digital space. In my research I apply qualitative and digital methods. Due to my numerous part-time jobs in addition to my education, I have already had many experiences with young people and “emerging adults”. I can now apply this knowledge to my research.

To deal with the topic of social interaction in cON/FFlating spaces is very fulfilling for me. Especially in a time with increasing digitalization, I am very interested in following and researching the effects and consequences of this trend. Therefore my work focuses on individuals, especially young people negotiating difference and sameness in online and offline spaces. My ambition is to look beyond the typical stages of life (school, tertiary education, work life) to the transition periods in-between and their effects on identity work. 

As a native Tyrolean and sports student I am very attached to the spirit of sport. If sport has taught me anything over the years, it is to push forward to reach your goals and not to deviate from them as soon as difficulties appear. As Michelangelo (1478) once said: “The greatest danger for most people is not that their goal is too high and they might miss it, but that it is too low and they will reach it.” This is the wisdom that I always keep in mind in the course of my research objectives.

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Research Group Transient Spaces & Societies

Geographisches Institut Innsbruck
Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck

 

 

Transient Spaces and Societies
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