Daniela Jauk

Daniela Jauk

Title: Assistant Professor
Dept/Program: Sociology and Criminal Justice
Office: Olin 231
Phone: (330) 972-8267
Email: da18@uakron.edu
Website: https://danielajauk.com/
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


Daniela Jauk, PhD, is Assistant Professor for Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Akron, Ohio. She received a Masters in Sociology from the University of Graz in her home country Austria. She completed her doctoral work in Sociology as a Fulbright student at the University of Akron/OH, specializing in Qualitative Research Methodologies and Sociology of Deviance and Gender Studies. Leading up to her appointment at the University of Akron, she worked as Research Specialist for the largest community corrections nonprofit in NE Ohio (Oriana House, Inc.) gaining in depth experience with community corrections research, mixed methods research projects, and grant writing. She initiated a pilot garden project for women in community corrections and continues to assess it with qualitative methods. (Clients share in the local news how the benefited from the pilot garden project and here another article about the program). Her research and teaching interests center around gardening in correctional settings, gender in criminal justice systems, transformative justice, and feminist pedagogies.


Peer Reviewed Articles

Jauk, D. (2017). Feminist Scholar Activism Goes Global: Experiences of “Sociologists for Women in Society” at the UN. Brock Education Journal 27(1).

Jauk, D. (2014). Insiderness, Outsiderness, and Situated Accessibility - How Women Activists Navigate UN’s Commission on the Status of Women. Societies Without Borders, 9 (1), 69-95.

Jauk, D. (2013). Gender Violence Revisited – Lessons from Violent Victimization of Transgender Individuals. Sexualities, 16(7), 807-825.

Elman, C.; Feltey, K.; Wittman, B. & Jauk, D. (2013) “Drawn to the Land: the Life Course
Consequences of Frontier Women’s Settlement over Two North Dakotan Land Booms, 1880- 1910,” Social
Science History, 37(1), 27-69.

Peralta, R. & Jauk, D. (2011). Drink, Gender and Sociology: A Brief Feminist Review & Critique of
the Sociology of Alcohol-Use and Substance-Abuse Treatment Approaches. Sociology Compass, 5 (10),

Refereed Book Chapters

(forthcoming in 2020) Jauk, D., S. Klinger & Pruckermayer, N. (2020). Process not product: Rethinking feminist teaching across disciplines with autoethnographic trialogues. In: Rethinking Ethnography in Higher Education, edited by Wieser, C. & Pilch-Ortega, A. Berlin: Springer.

Scambor, E.; Jauk, D.; Gärtner, M. & Bernacchi, E. (2019). Caring Masculinities in Action: Teaching Beyond and Against the Gender-Segregated Labor Market, in Feminist Perspectives on Masculinities. Teaching and Learning beyond Stereotypes edited by Magaraggia, S.; Mauerer, G. and Schmidbaur, M. London: Routledge. pp. 59-77.

Scambor, E. & Jauk. D. (2018). Mander es isch Zeit - Akteur_innen, Denkformen, Diskurse und Argumente antifeministischer Männerarbeit in Österreich. Edited by Peters, U., Lang, J. & Claus, R. Hamburg: Marta Verlag.

Jauk, D. (2016). International Trans*gender Movements. Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Naples, N. et al (eds). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Jauk, D. (2013). Invisible Lives, Silenced Violence: Transphobic Gender Violence in Global Perspective. Advances in Gender Research, Vol. 13, Emerald Publishing. Editors: Segal, M. & Demos, V., 111-136. ISBN: 978-1-78350-110-6.

Other Publications in Journals, Newsletters, and Online

Adler-Klausner, E., Jauk, D., Mayer, S., Scambor, E. (2017). Gleichberechtigte Wissenschaft. 

Fundiert argumentieren für Gender Studies. (Engl: Well-founded Arguments for Gender Studies to
counter anti-feminist discourses) Ed.: Koordinationsstelle für Geschlechterstudien und
Gleichstellung, Universität Graz.

Jauk, D. and Pruckermayr, N. (2016). Sex (and Genders) in der Seestadt - (De!-) Konstruktionen von
Geschlecht im öffentlichen urbanen Raum.
(Engl.: Sex and Genders in Seestadt: De/constructions of gender in public urban space) in fiber.
werkstoff für feminismus und popkultur, 25. 117-119.

Jauk, D. (2013). Fact Sheet on Gender, Sexualities, & Human Rights in the context of the UN.
Commissioned by Sociologists for Women in Society.


  • BA in Social Work, Academy of Social Work Graz, Austria 1996
  • MA in Sociology, University of Graz - Austria, 2002
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Akron - Ohio, US, 2013


3800:103 Introduction to Corrections
3850:100 Introduction to Sociology

Dr. Jauk has (team) taught several innovative teaching formats in the areas of gender studies and qualitative methodologies, new media, antifeminism, feminist media activism, gender and public space, as well as international gender movements at several Austrian and US universities.