Alec Kinnear (30)

Alec Kinnear is founder of design studio Foliovision and a dance filmmaker and writer. Alec began his film and critical work in dance at the Bolshoi and the Kirov. Over the years he has had the pleasure of watching most of the world's great companies in their home venue.

Alexander O’Hara (1)

Dr. Alexander O’Hara is a Research Fellow in the History of the Middle Ages, at the Institut für Mittelalterforschung of the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Vienna.

Anne-Marie Slaughter (1)

Anne-Marie Slaughter is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. She is also a former Director of Policy Planning in the U.S. State Department (2009-2011) and was the first woman to serve as Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Christopher Anderson (46)

Christopher Anderson is a regular contributor to the Vienna Review, and has worked as Managing Editor and Associate Editor. His areas of interest include politics, music, literature, the arts, and sports in Vienna, in Austria, and beyond. He is co-author of Frommer's Germany 2012, and contributed to Frommer's Austria 2011 as well as Europe By Rail 2011. As a reporter for Yanks Abroad, he has covered American soccer players in Europe, and reported in person from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Born, raised, and educated in North Carolina, USA, his travels over the past 14 years have taken him around the world through China, Mongolia and Siberia, to Brazil, to most of the countries of Europe, and throughout the Caribbean. He is fluent in French and German, and communicates in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian. Vienna has captivated him for over five years, where he completed an M.A. program in International Relations at Webster University Vienna in 2010.

Duncan J. D. Smith (30)

Duncan J. D. Smith is an Urban Explorer and travel writer. He is the sole author of the 'Only In' Guides, revealing European cities from hidden perspectives. Born in the north of England he is a keen photographer, and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Eugene Quinn (11)

Eugene Quinn is a Vienna-based event producer and former BBC radio journalist. Born in London, to Irish parents, his areas of focus are architecture, film, politics, literature and trends. His proudest achievement is having cycled through all 23 Wiener Bezirken in a single day, but he finds German prepositions really very tricky.

Gregory Weeks (13)

Dr. Gregory Weeks has been Charles H. Revson Fellow for Archival Research at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (2004-2005), Baron Friedrich Carl von Oppenheim Chair for the Study of Racism, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust at the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority Yad Vashem in Jerusalem (2006), and Corrie ten Boom Fellow at the University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education in Los Angeles (2008). He researches and teaches Austrian and Central European history, and his interest in the crimes of the Holocaust has led him to write and speak about the continuing problem of ethnic conflict and genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries. In 2012, he was awarded the William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in teaching. He is the co-author of Vienna’s Conscience: Close Ups and Conversations after Hitler, which was presented at the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna (2008). He holds a doctorate in Contemporary History and Austrian History from the University of Graz and has resided in Austria since 1993.

Guy Kiddey (9)

Guy Kiddey studied at the University of Cambridge, specialising in European history and politics. He works for The Daily Telegraph in London, and a number of other publications. He is also a screenwriter.

Hannah Stadlober (23)

Hannah Stadlober graduated from Webster University with a degree in International Relations and Media Communications with an emphasis on journalism. She lives and works in Vienna and is currently studying law at the University of Vienna. Hannah has been writing for the Vienna Review for two years, covering domestic and international politics.

Kirstie McCallum (2)

Kirstie McCallum is a poet, a dance critic, and the past Dance Editor for Plank Magazine (Vancouver). She studied critical theory as an undergraduate and has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick. She was raised in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Lauren Brassaw (21)

Lauren Brassaw works as a communications and multimedia consultant for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and provides editorial assistance for its a href="">Making It: Industry for Development, a quarterly magazine focused on sustainable development in developing and emerging economies.

He is a regular contributor to the Vienna Review, and has worked as the Managing Editor. His contributions include articles on international politics, culture, travel and feature writing, as well as photography.

From Portland, Oregon, USA, Lauren has resided in Vienna since 2008, and graduated with an M.A. in International Relations from Webster University Vienna in 2010.

Laurence Doering (26)

Laurence Doering was born and schooled in Vienna, and studied Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge University. He was The Vienna Review's managing editor for news and commentary until April 2012.

Margaret Childs (107)

Margaret Childs works is the Managing Editor of The Vienna Review. Born and partially raised in New York, she has lived in Vienna for 15 years. She has been a freelance travel writer for publications such as Condé Nast Traveller, Gig Magazine, Austria for Dummies,, and various in-flight magazines. She has reviewed Vienna's restaurants for ZAGAT and also co-authored Frommer’s Complete Guide for Austria 2011 and Frommer’s Vienna and the Danube Valley 2011. For the past 6 years she has been a stringer for The Associated Press Vienna office and has also worked as a TV correspondent for Press TV, in both cases with a focus on energy issues (IAEA, OPEC). She studied Philosophy at the University of Vienna, with a strong concentration of Economic Theory.

Marko Grgas (2)

Marko Grgas is an Austrian with Croatian roots who's been living in Vienna for almost three decades. A Webster University graduate, he has dabbled in lots of different endeavors spanning from being a web and assistant editor for a snowboard magazine publication to working for various film production companies. He is currently enrolled at the Vienna University for Agriculture and Natural Sciences studying wine making and enology.

Mona Tömböl (8)

Mona Tömböl is a contributing writer at The Vienna Review and l was the Events Editor from November 2012 to July 2013.
Born and raised in Austria, she first set foot on British soil for a school-project near Bristol, where she worked with disabled people on a farm. Since then, she has spent a year abroad in Cork, Ireland as part of her BA in Philosophy. She is currently completing her degrees in Philosophy and English and American Studies at the University of Vienna.

She has worked behind the scenes of small theatre and amateur short-film productions and has developed a keen interest in arts and culture. After her studies she plans to travel the world, write a handful of novels, script a TV show and supply an exhibition with her artworks.

Nina Prader (10)

Nina Prader was born in Washington D.C., where she attended the German School (DSW). Her studies in visual arts took her to the Museum School of Fine Arts in affiliation with Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, focusing in painting, animation, sculpture, and critical theory. Now, a practicing artist in Vienna, she is studying for her Masters of Critical Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. She also writes a blog about fine art puppetry and animation at

Roxanne Powell (14)

Roxanne Powell is a Franco-British hybrid who's lived in France, the UK, New Zealand and the Netherlands before moving to Vienna in 2006. She studied modern languages, linguistics and literature, before turning to European studies and political science at LSE (London School of Economics & Political Science), where she gained her Ph.D. She's worked for government bodies and other non-profit organisations as a policy researcher and in-house editor.
Her interests include creative writing, journalism, music, dance, winter sports and hiking, food, architecture, fashion and the arts. Vienna offers everything she's been looking for and she feels privileged to live in a city with such a rich history and exciting present.

Samuel Goff (4)

Samuel Goff studies and works in London. He is a freelance editor and writer on literature, film, and sport, with a focus on Eastern Europe.

Tav Falco (8)

Tav Falco is an American-born musical performer, performance artist, actor, filmmaker, and photographer. He has led the psychedelic ballroom group Panther Burns (named after a plantation in Mississippi) since 1979. His short films are archived in the permanent collection of the Cinémathèque Française in Paris, and his new book, MONDO MEMPHIS: Ghosts Behind The Sun, Splendor,Enigma, Death is now published by Creation press in New York and London.

Werner Reisinger (11)

Werner Reisinger (30) is a Vienna based journalist, focussing on news, politics, society, and contemporary history. He has worked as an historian, TV editor, and recently as host of the internet-talk program “supertaalk”

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