Boka En, BA MSc


Department of Education
Sensengasse 3a
2nd floor, room 02.07
A-1090 Wien

email: boka.en@univie.ac.at
phone: +43 1 4277 46716

I’m happy to schedule meetings upon request.


Curriculum Vitae

After an interdisciplinary BA focused on Transcultural Communication, Gender Studies, and Political Theory at the University of Vienna (Austria) and the Open University (UK), Boka completed an MSc in Gender & Sexuality Studies at Birkbeck, University of London (UK), in 2012.

Since then, they have published, presented and convened workshops on, amongst others: emancipatory approaches to teaching and learning; queer feminist translation practices; the construction of intimate relationships in social scientific research; discourses on gender and sexuality on the Austrian far right; and self-tracking apps and self-optimisation.

Boka has taught on Critical Sexuality Studies at the University of Salzburg (Austria; 2015/2016) and the University of Klagenfurt (Austria; 2016/2017) as well as on Feminist Technoscience Studies at the University of Klagenfurt (2015) and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (Austria; 2017/2018). In 2016, they received the University of Salzburg’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for their course on ‘Ways of Relating’.

Boka has also initiated and co-organised several conferences, including the Changing Worlds conference series in Vienna (2013-2015) that sought to bring together critical perspectives on science and technology from academia, activism and art; and the international Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies conference series (since 2014) that connects academics, activists, artists, therapists and (other) practitioners engaging with current transformations in relationships. They are also a member of the organising team for the annual TRANSITION Queer Minorities Film Festival in Vienna (since 2017).

Boka is currently completing a second Master’s degree in Science & Technology Studies as well as doing research towards a PhD on the intersections between queer feminist activism and academia.

Publications (pdf)

Interests:

  • Links between academia, activism and art
  • Participatory/emanzipatory as well as queer/feminist approaches to research as well as teaching and learning
  • Feminist science & technology studies
  • (particularly marginalized) intimacies, sexualities, relationships
  • Feminist/queer translation practies
  • Intersectionality
  • Performativity theories