Juxhina Malaj


About Juxhina Malaj

Juxhina is a published writer, book editor, and digital marketer who has traveled in over 20 countries and lived in 5 of them. She holds a B.A. degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the American University in Bulgaria and is currently finishing her Master's degree in Communication Science at the University of Vienna. When not engaged in research, she likes to oil paint, watch TV series, read (mostly detective fiction), and drink green tea. Rumour says she swears by Google Calendar and Google Docs.


Recap: TEDxVienna Inspiring Interviews in 2020

For all of us at TEDxVienna, the year we left behind was an eye-opening and challenging one. Due to the pandemic, our big event was also postponed to 2021, as are many big events around the world. Nevertheless, in the midst of what was a transformative and strange year, we […]


5 tips to boost your productivity while working from home (Part II)

While the global working-from-home phenomenon still prevails, it is crucial to adapt to this new reality and always be on the lookout for new tips that help you boost your productivity whenever you need it.  Part One was all about these 5 tips that may help you raise your productivity […]


5 tips to boost your productivity while working from home (Part I)

Keeping productivity high during a pandemic and especially during a lockdown can be hard to endure. If you have never tried working from home before, separating your professional life from your personal one can be a real challenge as well.  Now that we are in the midst of a second […]


Technisches Museum Wien – Let the adventures begin! 

Our first in-person TEDxVienna Salon event is approaching and we cannot wait to exchange ideas and explore Adventures Within Work. The event will take place at the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum), our main sponsor this year.  With over 22,000 m² of exhibition space, the over-a-century-old museum is the […]


The Impact of Reproductive Technology on Identity: An Interview with Albert Frantz 

When I wrote about the controversial topic of surrogacy and the ethical and legal issues it comes with, I never thought that the article would put me in contact with someone who is a “product” of reproductive technology, albeit not surrogacy per se. Shortly before turning 30, Albert Frantz found out […]


How Do We Stop Drowning in Plastic When Our Lives Depend on It?

Whether we realize it or not, we eat and breathe plastic every day. Plastic is present in almost everything we use. The keys I am pressing on my keyboard to write this sentence contain plastic. So does the electronic device you are using to read this. Let’s face it: we […]


The one with the Surrogate

  If you have watched F.R.I.E.N.D.S, you might remember how the show took a modern stance on motherhood.  **spoiler alert**   We saw Phoebe agreeing to be the surrogate mother for her brother and his wife. Then we saw Rachel as a single mother (at first). In the final season, we saw […]


Celebrating Earth Day in the Midst of a Pandemic

2020, or as we know it, “the future”. This was supposed to be the year we would finally get to see Amazon deliver packages via drones. This was supposed to be the year we would finally get to experience hyperloops and even flying cars! Fast forward and here we are, […]