Mag. Dr.

Vida Bakondy

vida.bakondy(at)oeaw.ac.at
+43-1-51581-7335

Vida Bakondy is a research associate in the Balkan Studies Research Unit and Hertha-Firnberg postdoc fellow.is a research associate

Brief Biography


Born 1980 in Dearborn/USA. Vida Bakondy studied History and a combined studies programme of Social and Cultural Anthropology, International Development and Gender Studies at the University of Vienna. In her award-winning PhD thesis Montagen der Vergangenheit. Flucht, Exil und Holocaust in den Fotoalben der Wiener Hakoah-Schwimmerin Fritzi Löwy) - published by Wallstein in 2017 - she developed theoretical and methodological approaches in visual culture studies and photography, as well as in connection with the analysis of private legacies from a historical and cultural studies perspective. Participation in numerous projects dealing with the history of labour migration from Yugoslavia and Turkey, e.g. project researcher in the exhibition project Gastarbajteri. 40 Jahre Arbeitsmigration (2004, Wien Museum), project researcher (2012-2015) in the FWF-funded project Deprovincializing Contemporary Austrian History. Migration and the transnational challenges to national historiographies (approx. 1960 to today), 2015-2016 head of the project Migration Sammeln. Together with Gerhard Milchram she curated the exhibition Geteilte Geschichte. Viyana – Beč – Wien (Wien Museum, 10.2017-02.2018).

In 2016 Bakondy was awarded the Prize for Popular Education by the City of Vienna for her projects at the intersection between science and art/culture.

Research Interests


Migration and exile, visual studies, the post-Nazi era, biographical research.

Major Publications


  • 2017: Montagen der Vergangenheit. Flucht, Exil und Holocaust in den Fotoalben der Wiener Hakoah-Schwimmerin Fritzi Löwy, Göttingen: Wallstein.
  • 2017: „Austria Attractive for Guest Workers?“ Recruitment of Immigrant Labor in Austria in the 1960s and 1970s, in: Günter Bischof, Dirk Rupnow (Eds.): Migration in Austria. Contemporary Austrian Studies Vol. 26, New Orleans: UNO Press/ innsbruck university press, 113-138.
  • 2017: Verlust in Worten und Bildern. (Auto-)biografisches Erzählen über den Holocaust. Am Beispiel der Hinterlassenschaft von Fritzi Löwy (1910-1994), in: Johanna Gehmacher, Klara Löffler (Eds.): Storylines and Blackboxes. Autobiografie und Zeugenschaft in der Nachgeschichte von Nationalsozialismus und Zweitem Weltkrieg (= Beiträge des VWI zur Holocaustforschung, Vol. 4), Vienna: new academic press, 85-106.  
  • 2016: Schere, Topf, Papier. Objekte zur Migrationsgeschichte, Vienna: Mandelbaum [together with Arif Akkılıç, Ljubomir Bratić, Regina Wonisch]
  • 2007: „Nicht alle Weißen schießen“. Afrika-Repräsentationen im Österreich der 1950er Jahre im Kontext von (Post-)Kolonialismus und (Post-)Nationalsozialismus, Innsbruck/Vienna/Bozen: Studienverlag [together with Renée Winter].

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Projects


Picturing Migrants’ Lives

 

Exhibition


NACH DER FLUCHT. Aus Ex-Jugoslawien nach Wien – Geschichten von Geflüchteten in den 1990er Jahren. Eröffnung 14.9.2020, Hauptbücherei Wien
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