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. Recent publications include a paper on experiences of Austrian women aged 60+ with ICTs (“Everyday Life Interactions of Women 60+ with ICTs: Creations of Meaning and Negotiations of Identity.” In: Jia Zhou; Gavriel Salvendy (eds.): Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Aging, Design and User Experience. ITAP 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10297. Cham. Springer. 2017. 25-37) as well as 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. Barbara has been a member of the ACT Student Committee from 2014 onwards, since 2016 serving as the project’s Student Advisor. During the spring semester of 2016, Barbara was also a visiting researcher with the Ageing + Communication + Technologies Project at Concordia University. Additional roles in the field of Aging Studies include serving as Executive Director of the European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS).