Master theses brought before the curtain

15. November 2023

With the ‘To be Published’ event series, the Coordination Centre for Gender Studies and Equal Opportunities at the University of Graz and the IFZ have been promoting the dissemination of results from excellent theses in the field of gender studies for many years.

The twice-yearly lecture and discussion format offers graduates the opportunity to present their master's theses and dissertations with a gender focus in a public setting and receive recognition. On the other hand, socially relevant topics are prepared for an interested public and a discourse is facilitated beyond the academic context. 

In 2023, three very good master's theses were presented, one of which was supervised by Anita Thaler, Head of the "Gender, Science & Technology" research area at the IFZ, as part of the "Adult and Continuing Education" Master's degree programme at the University of Graz: Andrea Strutzmann presented her work on "Feminist Education in the context of the second women's movement in Austria" at the spring ‘To be published’-event on 3 May 2023.
Also in May, Hannah Klema presented the results of her master's thesis "Corpus linguistic analysis of gender discourses in the Reddit communities of the first-person shooters Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Valorant".

Finally, the last ‘To be published’ autumn lecture of the year took place on 14 November 2023. Lukas Georg Hartleb reported on "Operational framework conditions for caring masculinities in the Austrian private sector. A qualitative company case study on the situation of fathers on parental leave and part-time parental leave in a Styrian media company".