Barbara Ratzenböck studied sociology at the University of Graz and at Hendrix College, Arkansas. Currently, she is conducting research as a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Inter-American Studies of the University of Graz. Her PhD project focuses on women aged 60+ and their use of information and communication technologies in everyday life. Since October 2015, she has been serving as Executive Director of the European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS). During the spring semester of 2016, Barbara Ratzenböck was also a visiting researcher with the Ageing+Communication+Technologies Project at Concordia University. Recent publications include a paper on the research method of walking interviews in small domestic spaces in the context of older women’s media use in everyday life ( as well as an edited volume on cultural constructions of health and life course identity which she co-edited together with Ulla Kriebernegg and Roberta Maierhofer (“Alive and Kicking at All Ages. Cultural Constructions of Health and Life Course Identity,” transcript 2014.