Viviane Schönbächler

Curriculum Vitae

 

Viviane studied International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies at the Universities of Geneva, Beirut and Castellón. She conducted various short-term trainings in communication for peace, non-violent communication, and conflict-sensitive journalism. She also worked with several grassroots humanitarian organizations based in Turkey and Lebanon from 2013 to 2016. Latest, she worked with Eirene International in Burkina Faso in the area of conflict-sensitive journalism (2016-2018).

 

Research Focus and Interests 

 

Her research interests include conflict transformation, gender media studies, gender in development as well as media and peace.

PhD Project

 

Women in local radio: How gendering the media contributes to peace in Burkina Faso.

 

Learn more about the project here

Supervisor

Publications

  • Schönbächler V, Affentranger A und Holzwarth P (2014) «Global Water», in: Ludwigsburger Beiträge zur Medienbildung 17(1).

Presentations

  • Schönbächler, V. (2020, July [postponed]): Women Journalists, Against all Odds: Experiences from Radio Stations in Burkina Faso and Niger [Paper presentation]. AWiM Summit, Johannesburg.
  • Schönbächler, V. (2019, September): Gendered Community Participation [Paper presentation]. ECREA Radio Research Conference, Siena. 
  • Schönbächler, V. (2016, June): People-to-people Humanitarian and Development Cooperation: Prospects of Encounters between Syrian and Swiss Civil Society Organisations [Paper presentation]. Workshop on Challenges of Research on Humanitarian Assistance, Siegen.

Contact

 

Email: viviane.schoenbaechler@rub.de