Dr. Viktoria Pötzl

Adjunct Faculty in Sociology

viktoriapoetzl47[at]webster.edu

Courses Taught:

Sociology: Sex and Gender

Background and Facts

Viktoria Pötzl holds a PhD in Jewish Studies from the University of Vienna in the fields of literature and gender studies (2014). In 2010, she completed an MA in German philology, philosophy, and psychology from the University of Vienna, focusing on Shoah literature as well as feminist and queer Austrian and German literature.

As a seasoned educator, she taught German and Austrian studies, Jewish studies, literature, literary theory, and German language at the high-school and the university levels in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East.

Her research interests are interdisciplinary, and her methodology is informed by a close reading of texts, understood in the broadest sense of the term. Viktoria’s first monograph, Nation, Narration und Geschlecht Eine feministische Literaturanalyse der Werke Yael Dayans [Nation, Narration, and Gender: A Feminist Analysis of Literature through the Example of Yael Dayan], was published by Neofelis in 2018, offered a feminist analysis of the literary works of Israeli author Yael Dayan. Nation, Narration, and Gender provided a personal, poetic, and an academic feminist literary analysis of the works of the Israeli novelist, politician, peace activist, and advocate for gays, lesbians, and people with disabilities.

In a tenor similar to her monograph, Viktoria’s research articles in English and German also emphasized textuality, employing a diverse set of texts to complicate established narratives from the late nineteenth century to the contemporary period and are published in various international peer reviewed Journals.

For more information on Dr. Pötzl's research and publications, please see her Academia page.