Alina Knoflach

Alina Knoflach
Alina Knoflach
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PhD Supervisor: Assoz. Prof. Dr. Martin Rötting
PhD Co-Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. DDr. Franz Gmainer-Pranzl
Start: 2020
Topic/Title: The potential of prospective and interreligious-spiritual practices to positively influence subjective integration experiences from the perspective of refugees


  • 10/2018-04/2020:
    Master’s degree in teaching secondary education; History, Social/Political Studies; Psychology and Philosophy
  • 02/2019-12/2019: 
    Master thesis on the topic: “Interactions of historical, geographical, cultural and social variables on the way of life based on biographies of individual persons with a focus on religiosity”
  • 10/2017-01/2018:
    Semester abroad at the University of Haifa, Israel. Main topics: “Arab-Israeli-Relations”; “Contemporary Arab Thought and Culture”; “Jewish Spiritual Practices”; as well as completing the language courses: “Mordern Standard Arabic Elemetary 1” and “Arabic conversation”.
  • 03/2017-12/2017:
    First Bachelor thesis on the topic: “The meaning of life” (Philosophy)
    Second bachelor thesis on the topic: “Identity in the Change of Migration. Culture-dependent identity features from the point of view of an Iranian and an Austrian “(contemporary history)
  • 09/2008-07/2013:
    Educational institute for kindergarten pedagogy
    Additional training for early childhood education
    Diploma thesis on the topic: “Perception”
    Subject-specific work on the topic: “The human representation in the course of art history, the human being as a topic for artists and children”

Work experience, additional qualifications, certificates

  • 08/2019:
    A theoretical and empirical contribution to the phenomena of (non-) understanding in a wide variety of contexts, within the framework of the international symposium “Understanding experiences – experiencing (non-) understanding” on the potential and limits of Innsbruck vignette and anecdotal research in approaching the phenomenon Own development of the concept of a “multi-dimensional level of understanding” based on a preview, interview and postview to investigate the interaction: geographic, historical, social and religious variables.
  • 02/2017- :
    Speaker (and since 2019 director) for the medicine preparation course. Lessons for Module 1: Philosophy, Psychology and Training of Cognitive Skills in the Neustift Abbey Education Center, Brixen in South Tyrol.

Other activities

  • 10/2019-01/2019:
    Participation in the Green WG Challenge, based on Plus Green Campus, the sustainability initiative of the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg.
  • 03/2018-01/2019:
    Language course Arabic A1 +, A2 at the University of Salzburg
  • 08/2015:
    Development aid in Tanzania Africa amini alama: Lessons in elementary school and assistance in the orphanage