Annual Center Austria Fellows’ Presentations

Tobias Auböck, Austrian Ministry of Science Fellow 2016/17

“Easier Imagined than Described”: The Production of Knowledge in Barbary Coast Captivity Narratives

Theresa Peischer, Nick Mueller Fellow 2016/17

Sound of Gospel: Why Gospel Music Sounds Like Gospel Music

When: April 27, 2017, 12:30
Where: International Center Seminar Room 112

Tobias Auböck is a PhD student at the University of Innsbruck, where he also received his Diploma in English and American Studies, specializing in American Barbary Coast captivity narratives. From July 2014 until July 2016, he was research assistant for the FWF-funded project European Slaves: Christians in African Pirate Encounters (ESCAPE: Barbary Coast Captivity Narratives 1550-1780). He is a recipient of the Richard & Emmy Bahr grant for his dissertation project. In 2016, he was awarded the Austrian Ministry of Science Fellowship at UNO’s Center Austria and is now finishing his dissertation at the University of New Orleans. 

Theresa Peischer is a student at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, Innsbruck Campus, and the University of Innsbruck to become a music, piano and singing teacher. She was part of different musical projects in the past 12 years, on stage, or behind the scenes as a conductor, vocal coach, audio engineer or pianist. Between 2011 and 2015 she was ensemble member of the youth theatre in Innsbruck in several musical productions as a singer/actor or a sound engineer. Since 2014 she is part of the youth choir „Stimmpfeffer“ and has performed in concerts and TV shows. Together with her sister she created the duo “VoiceSisters“; they have entertained at weddings, congresses, etc. She has been performing as a member of the band „Evergreen“ as well. In 2016 she received the Nick Mueller Fellowship to spend one year at the University of New Orleans and is now working on her master thesis about Gospel music.