Barbara Ratzenböck studied sociology at the University of Graz and at Hendrix College, Arkansas. She is a post-doc researcher at the Center for Inter-American Studies of the University of Graz. Her research and teaching focus on sociology of aging, media & technology studies, cultural studies, and Inter-American studies. Barbara has been a member of the ACT Student Committee from 2014 onwards, from 2016 to 2018 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. Currently, she is serving as Austrian dataset coordinator of the ACT Cross-National Longitudinal Study: Older Audiences in the Digital Media Environment.