Eugen Banauch, Mag. Dr. MA.

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

English and German Studies at the University of Ottawa, University of Sussex (degree: MA) and Vienna University (degree: Mag. Phil and Dr. phil with distinction).



2001-10 Positions as FWF project researcher, university lecturer and Ass. Prof. at  UVienna.

2010-11 Visiting Professor at the Centre for Austrian Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

2011-2015 Programme manager for arts-based research (PEEK) at the Austrian Science Fund (FWF); Scientific Officer for HSS applications and projects. Implementation of the Richter-PEEK Programme.

2016-2018 Ass. Prof. (non-TT; 50%) American and Canadian Studies, UWien.

2016-2018: freelance work in research hand grant management for various universities and project leaders.


Professional experience:

Research interests include transatlantic studies, popular music and culture, and Jewish Exile Studies in North America.

Inter/national expert on Bob Dylan.

Many years of teaching in a variety of formats at universities and in adult education.

International academic lecturing.

Coaching workshops at various research and educational institutions.

Peer reviewer for American Studies journals.

Council Member of the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG).

Conception and organization of numerous (third mission) events such as roundtables, readings, music-events, book presentations and academic conferences.


Awards, prizes and grants:

2012 Award of the City of Vienna for Successful Conference Organisation 2012.

2010/11 Scholarships of the Austrian Research Foundation.

2009 ÖFG grant (peer review) of  the printing of the monograph Fluid Exile.

2008 Scholarship of the US Government: Study of the US Institutes at Berkeley, Georgetown, Louisville.

2008 Honorary citizenship of the city of Louisville, Kentucky.

2008 Science Award of the Austrian-Canadian Society.

2006 Faculty Enrichment Grant of the Canadian Government: UBC, UVictoria 2006.

2001-4 Several research fellowships from the University of Vienna.


 Book publications:

Eugen Banauch. Refractions of Bob Dylan - Cultural Appropriations of an American Icon. Manchester University Press. 2015 (peer-reviewed)

Eugen Banauch, Alexandra Ganser, Martin Blumenau. Austrobob – Österreichische Aneignungen von Bob Dylans Poesie und Musik. Vienna: Falter-Verlag, 2014. (popular science)

Eugen Banauch. Fluid Exile. Jewish Exile Writers in Canada. Heidelberg: Winter, 2009.

Eugen Banauch, Daniel Winkler et al. Apropos Canada / À Propos du Canada. Frankfurt: Lang, 2010.

Eugen Banauch, Heinz Tschachler, Simone Puff. Almighty Dollar. Vienna: LIT Publishing House, 2010.

Numerous essays in collected volumes and conference proceedings.  


Current Publications 2018:

Eugen Banauch, A. Damianisch and A. Wald. "Art and research funding. A report based on the first SAR Expert Meeting of Funding Agencies". Booklet. FWF and SAR, 2018.

Eugen Banauch. "Writing the Holocaust in Canada." In: Marc-Oliver Schuster (ed.) Austria & Canada: Cultural Relations. Canadiana Oenipontana. Innsbruck University Press. (accepted).

Eugen Banauch and A. Höglinger (FFG). "Research Collaboration between Austria and Canada at National and European levels. In: Moser (ed.). Austrian-Canadian Relations in the Past Twenty Years. Innsbruck University Press. (accepted).



"All I do ist protest - Der Kulturwissenschaftler und Dylanologe Eugen Banauch im Gespräch". Interview with Julia Engelmayer of the Landestheater NÖ for the play “Times Are Changing”, 2017.

Ö1. Leporello. Eugen Banauch on the new translations of Dylan's lyrics and Tarantula. December 12, 2016.

Interviews with Ö1, ORF2,, APA and Tencent on the occasion of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Bob Dylan 2016. click

Dossier on Arts-based Research. Jan 30, 2014.

About the Austrian and Israeli higher education landscape. Sept 20, 2011

About the "Refractions of Bob Dylan" Conference. May 12, 2011