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TW01 full KopieThomas Wallerberger

Graduate Student


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Thomas Wallerberger joined the department in Fall 2017 as an Excellence Fellow.





-University for applied sciences Vienna, Austria
Bachelor's degree in social work, 2011

-University of Vienna, Austria
Bachelor's degree in philosophy, 2017

Work Experience:

-Miscellaneous internships in social services

-Vice president of the Austrian national union of students

-Member of the advisory board of the NGO and debate club 'Republikanischer Club'

-Freelance journalist; literary texts, book reviews and journalistic articles dealing with exile topics (Augustin, Literatur und Kritik, Die Presse, Wiener Zeitung, Zwischenwelt)

-Research assistant in the Theodor Kramer publishing house of exile literature

-Pedagogue in an institute for unaccompanied refugee minors

Teaching Experience:

-"Exile and resistance. Forgotten political aspects of flight and exile", University of applied sciences Vienna, 2016/17

Selected panel discussions:

Rechtsruck und Antirepublikanismus in Ungarn. Debate with the philosophers Ágnes Heller and Gáspár Miklós Tamás in Hamakom Theater (in cooperation with the Austrian section of LICRA - Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et l’Antisémitisme)

Liquid modernity and Diasporic Terrorism. Debate with the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman in Republikanischer Club (in cooperation with IWM - Institute for human sciences Vienna) 

Selected publications:

Held des Ungehorsams. Die Lebensgeschichte des Feldwebels Anton Schmid. [The lifestory of the disobedient soldier Anton Schmid] In: Literatur und Kritik No. 505/506, Salzburg, 2016 

Inhumanität als nationales Recht. [Inhumanity as a national right/law] In: Zwischenwelt No. 4/2016, Vienna, 2016, pp. 52-54 

Exil im Deutschunterricht an österreichischen Schulen. [The Austrian writers´ exile in school teaching and text books] In: Zwischenwelt No. 1/2013, Vienna, 2016, pp. 5-7

Vom Recht, das Richtige zu tun. Über Schlepperei. [About the law to do right. Debating 'human smuggeling'] In: Die Presse, Vienna, 04/11/2014 

Unvergangene Vergangenheit. Das lyrische Werk Tuvia Rübners im Spannungsfeld von Erinnern und Vergessen. [The work of the exile writer Tuvia Rübner between the poles of remembrance and oblivion] In: Wr. Zeitung, Vienna, 05/31/2014 

Austria needs another wave of solidarity. In: Political Critique. Central and Eastern European magazine of politics and culture, Warsaw, 09/04/2015

Schnellschritte und Standorte. 10 Gedichte. (poems) In: Zwischenwelt No. 2-3/2014, Vienna 

Edited books:

J. Aistleitner, L. Lorenz, T. Wallerberger, eds., Grenzüberschreitungen. Theodor-Kramer-Gesellschaft, Vienna, 2016.

A. Emanuely, J. Goetz, T. Wallerberger, eds., Exil. Literatur und Gedächtnis. Ein Lesebuch. Theodor-Kramer-Gesellschaft, Vienna, 2012.

Academic Interests:

Exile literature

Political theory and literature

19th and 20th century philosophy

Moral philosophy

Modernist and contemporary poetry

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