Tobias Auböck

Tobias Auböck is a PhD student at the University of Innsbruck, where he also received his Diploma in History, as well as English and American Studies, specializing in American Barbary Coast captivity narratives. He received the Austrian Fulbright Prize for best thesis in American Studies. From October 2013 to March 2014, he worked as an assistant at the American Corner Innsbruck, an information platform that is anchored at the Department of American Studies at the University of Innsbruck and the U.S Embassy in Vienna. 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 and is now working on his dissertation at the Center for European Studies (Center Austria) at the University of New Orleans. Contact: tobias.auboeck@gmail.com

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