Susanne Sackl-Sharif is a postdoc researcher at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz and a lecturer for empirical research methods at the University of Graz. She is a sociologist and musicologist with research focuses on social media, digital literacy, gender studies, popular culture, youth and political participation. Her dissertation ‘Gender – Metal – Videoclips’ was awarded with the Gabriele-Possanner-Förderungspreis 2015 for feminist studies and with the Josef-Krainer-Förderungspreis 2015 for innovative research. She is currently working as principal investigator in the research project ‘Understanding Youth Participation and Media Literacy in Digital Dialogue Spaces’, in which she is researching, among other things, how metal fans deal with social media in their everyday lives.
Contact: University of Music and Performing Arts, Institute for Jazz Research, Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz, Austria.