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Curriculum Vitae Dr Elisabeth Anna Simbuerger November 2009

Curriculum Vitae Dr Elisabeth Anna Simbuerger November 2009

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Dr Elisabeth Simbuerger 
Curriculum Vitae
Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, CoventryCV4 7AL, UK E-mail: E.A.Simbuerger@warwick.ac.uk  (as of 1
January 2009: e.a.simbuerger@gmail.com)web:http://go.warwick.ac.uk/ep/pg/live/elisabethsimbuerger 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Sociology, Reinvention Centre for Undergraduate Research, University of Warwick, July 2009-December 2009; joint staff-studentsresearch project between the University of Warwick and King’s College London, criticallyevaluating the development of particular graduate capabilities in research intensive higher education institutions (funded by HEFCE, Higher Education Funding Council for England)
Seminar tutor for ‘Sociology of Education’
Convenor: Dr. Cath Lambert, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick; October 2009-June 2010.
PhD Sociology
, University of Warwick, Department of Sociology; Start Date: 29th September 2005; Viva Voce: 6th March 2009; Thesis title:
‘Against and Beyond – For Sociology. A Study onthe Self-understanding of Sociologists in England’ 
. Examined by Professor John Holmwood(University of Birmingham) and Dr Carol Wolkowitz (University of Warwick); Supervised byProf. Steve Fuller (Sociology, Warwick) and Prof. Tony Elger (Sociology, Warwick)
MA in Comparative Labour Studies
, University of Warwick, Department of Sociology 2004-2005;
‘The Academic Labour Process and Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences – anexploratory study of young post-doc researchers in England’,
supervised by Prof. Tony Elger 
Magistra rer. soc. oec Sociology
(equivalent to BA and MA Sociology) (with distinction),University of Vienna, Department of Sociology, 1995-2001; MA-thesis
‘Science communication problems in environmental mediation procedures’ 
, supervised by Prof. Ulrike Felt, Department of Social Studies of Science
University of Bielefeld, Faculty of Sociology, Erasmus year, 1998-1999
Early Career Fellow
Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), University of Warwick,
March – August 2009
Researcher for ‘Reinventing Spaces’;
funded by the Reinvention Centre for UndergraduateResearch, Principal investigator: Dr. Cath Lambert; September 2008 – June 2009
Research Assistant for the Evaluation of the ESRC-Research Programme ‘Science inSociety’,
Principal investigator: Prof. Steve Fuller, September 2008 – February 2009
Sessional Teacher,
University of Warwick, Department of Sociology and Warwick BusinessSchool; 2006 – 2009
Researcher at the Reinvention Centre for Undergraduate Research, University of Warwick,
(as part of the Reinvention Centre PhD-scholarship September 2005 – December 2008); researchand evaluation of university development measures, departmental research on the development of sociological identity, collaborative student-staff production of a documentary film
Students at Work – Learning to Labour in Higher Education’ 
, conceptualisation and production of aninteractive exhibition on sociologists’ relationship to the discipline, teaching and research -
‘Sociologists Talking’ 
Dr Elisabeth Simbuerger 
Researcher, SORA – Institute for Social Research and Analysis, Vienna, Austria,
2001 – 2004;
Duties: writing research proposals for grants (trade unions, political parties, ministries, EU).designing and carrying out applied social research projects and evaluations in work employmentstudies, focusing on disadvantaged groups in the labour market (as a project leader or jointly in ateam); qualitative (focus groups, interviews) and quantitative methods (design, conduction andanalysis of surveys)
Contract researcher, Abif – Analyse, Beratung, Interdisziplinaere Forschung (analysis,consulting and interdisciplinary research), Vienna, Austria,
2000 – 2001;
Duties: assistance inresearch grant proposals, assistance in research design, carrying qualitative (focus groups andinterviews) and quantitative research (questionnaires and multi-variate data analysis); assistancein writing research reports
AWARDS (Selection)
Early Career Fellowship, Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), University of Warwick, 2009
PhD scholarship, Reinvention Centre for Undergraduate Research, University of Warwick, 2005-2008
Johann Boehm support grant, Austrian Trade Union Federation (OEGB), 2004-2005
State funding, Republic of Austria, 1995-2001
Julius-Raab support scholarship, Julias-Raab foundation, Austria, 1995-2001
Austrian Chamber of Labour scholarship, 2000
Winner of a 2
Prize of the German Students’ Award for ‘Alternative risks of prenataldiagnostics’ 1999Erasmus scholarship, Republic of Austria, 1998-1999
Award for Academic Excellence, University of Vienna, Faculty for Social and EconomicSciences, 1997
Seminar tutor for ‘Sociology of Education’
Convenor: Dr Cath Lambert, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick; October 2009-June 2010.
Guest lecturer for ‘Sociology of Education’
Convenor: Dr Cath Lambert, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick; October 2009-June 2010.
Seminar tutor for ‘Critical Issues in Law and Management’
Convenor: Grier Palmer.Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. September 2008-June 2009.
Seminar tutor for ‘Sociology of Knowledge, Science and Intellectuals’
Convenor: Prof. SteveFuller. Department of Sociology, University of Warwick. September 2007-June 2008.
Guest lectures for ‘Sociology of Knowledge, Science and Intellectuals’
, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, 2007.
Seminar teaching and lecturing for ‘Life in Scientific Communities’,
SOQUA, Vienna,(SOQUA is a 1.5 year long seminar series for postgraduates from the social sciences andhumanities and aims to provide further training in the Social Sciences (funded by the AustrianMinistry for Science and Education)), June 2007.
Seminar tutor for ‘Sociology of Crime and Deviance’
, Convenor: Prof. Mike Neary. Universityof Warwick, Department of Sociology. September 2006-June 2007.
Facilitating First Year Induction days for Sociology students,
University of Warwick, 2005-2008.
Organisation of a research ethics workshop for students funded by the Reinvention Centrefor Undergraduate Research, University of Warwick.
May 2006.
Dr Elisabeth Simbuerger 
‘What is left of critique? British sociologists’ selective practice of a key principle’,
 presented atthe BSA Theory Group Conference 2009 ‘Have we ever been ‘post’? The critiques of sociologicalknowledge’, University of Warwick, September 17
and 18
‘Selective interpretations of the social in social theory or ‘I wished those theorists had looked beyond Britain’,
 presented at the 9
European Sociological Association Conference ‘EuropeanSociety or European Societies?’, Lisbon, September 2
– 5
‘Collaborative Creations and Communications: Three Case Studies’,
presented together withCath Lambert, Caroline Gibson, Laura Home, Katy Pilcher and Marcus Nyman at the conference‘Learning and Teaching / Learning Through Enquiry Alliance’, University of Reading, July 14
and 15
‘Students at work. The research and production of a documentary film’,
 presented together withCath Lambert, Chernise Neo, Marcus Nyman and Katy Pilcher at the SRHE Student Experience Network, University of Central Lancashire, June 9
‘Teaching in Public’,
 presented together with Cath Lambert and Mike Neary at the Conference‘The University of Utopia: Radicalising Higher Education’, Centre for Educational Research andDevelopment, University of Lincoln, June 4
‘Disciplining the discipline – sociology’s complicity in constraining its most analytical voices’ 
, presented at the Annual Conference of the British Sociological Association ‘Social Worlds, Natural Worlds’, University of Warwick, March 28th – 30th 2008.
‘Studying sociologists – don’t we have anything else to do? On the utility of reflexivity for  sociology’ 
, presented at the ‘Studying the Social Sciences and Humanities’ workshop, Academyof Science, Prague, December 11
– 13
‘Towards a new understanding of teaching as an integral part of sociological work and identity’ 
 presented at the Higher Education Academy (C-SAP) conference ‘Teaching in Public – TheFuture of Higher Education. Can the social sciences articulate a vision of University teaching thatis grounded in their own progressive intellectual traditions?’, Marriott Hotel Cardiff, November 21st – 23rd 2007.
‘Keine Soziologie ohne Nachbarn’ oder ‚Wir haben doch immer schon zusammen gewohnt,oder?’ 
, presented at the Conference of the Austrian Sociological Association ‚Neighbourhoodrelations’, University of Graz, September 25th – 27
‘The Student as Consumer’ vs. ‘The Student as Producer’ narrative: exclusive representations of  studentslives?’ 
, presented at the `Student as Producer: Reinventing the UndergraduateCurriculum, conference hosted by the Reinvention Centre at the University of Warwick,September 20
– 21
‘Reinventing academic practice’ 
, presented together with Cath Lambert at the SRHE (SocialResearch into Higher Education) Annual Conference ‘Beyond Boundaries – New Horizons for Research into Higher Education’, Brighton, December 12th – 14th 2006
‘Passports please! Is there such a thing as sociological identity?’ 
, presented at theinterdisciplinary postgraduate conference ‘Identities’, Univ. of Warwick, December 2nd 2006
‘The Academic Labour Process and Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences anexploratory study of young post-doc researchers in England’ 
, presented at the Postgraduate and Newer Researchers Conference ‘New Perspectives on Research into Higher Education’, Societyfor Research into Higher Education (SRHE), University of Edinburgh, December 12th 2005
‘Arbeit in den Sozialwissenschaften – eine Annaeherung ueber Labour Process Theory’ 
, at theConference of the Austrian Sociological Association (OEGS), ‘Den Stillstand bewegen. Praxis der Soziologie’, University of Vienna, 22
– 23
September 2005

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