Suzana Jovicic, MSc

PhD Researcher
Co-founder of the Digital Ethnography Initiative
Grant Scholarship UniVie

Contact Details

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna
NIG, 4th floor
Room: D0418

T: +43-1-4277-49544
E-Mail: suzana.jovicic@univie.ac.at

Research Focus Areas

  • Digital Anthropology/Media
  • Anthropology of Person
  • Psychological Anthropology
  • Interdisciplinary Research

Short Biography

Suzana Jovicic studied Psychological and Psychiatric Anthropology (MSc) at the Brunel University, London. In 2017 she received the DOC-team scholarship by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and is currently a PhD researcher at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna.

Dissertation

Her dissertation deals with the use of smartphones among marginalized youth based on ethnographic research in Viennese youth centers. The research project focuses on the integration of social, commercial and playful digital spaces into the everyday lives, marked by unemployment, fragmentation of the "coming of age" and phases of extended boredom, waiting and stagnation. Generic concepts such as "digital natives" and "digital divide" are critically examined and the perspectives of young people are brought to the fore.In addition, together with her colleagues from computer science and cognitive science and in close collaboration with the youths, she is co-developing a serious game tackling privacy, marketing and gamification in social media.

Project website