Karen Meixner



Karen Meixner has a master's degree in English and French with teacher training from the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz and a Bachelor degree in Modern Languages from the University of Durham in the UK.

She started working at the FH JOANNEUM in 1999 and since 2003 has been teaching at the Institute of Social Work with a focus on international and intercultural social work. She is also responsible for coordinating students' international work placements.

Her current research interests include sustainable development and social work, storytelling and social work and inclusion and diversity.

Other previous work experience includes teaching English in adult education and at companies in and around Graz, teacher training seminars and teaching in secondary schools.

Selected Conference Contributions and Guest Lectures

IFSW European Conference, Vienna, Austria,
Understanding Inclusion through Storytelling
(September 2019)
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, Netherlands
(How) Can Social Work Contribute to Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
(March 2019)
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, Netherlands
A Social Work Perspective on the Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Austria
(March 2018)
Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
Inclusion in Tertiary Education
(November 2017)
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
Bologna Tag 2017: Nationale Strategie zur sozialen Dimension in der Hochschulbildung
Facetten Der Inklusion
(March 2017)

"Time is a great teacher. Unfortunately, it kills all its pupils."