Research Projects

Current research projects at the Department.


Univ.-Ass. Dr. Brigitte Bargetz (Project leader)

Critical Science Literacy

Project fellows: Rosa Costa, Iris Mendel

Duration: October 2015 – July 2017

Third-party funded by: Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics – "Sparkling Science" program

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brand (Project leader)

Practicing Values

Project fellows: Barbara Stefan

Duration: September 2014 – August 2017

Third-party funded by: ÖAW – Austrian Academy of Sciences

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Wissenschaftliche Grundlagenaufbereitung zur Weiterleitung der Koordination von Mehrfachnutzungen in Wien

Project fellows: Sabine Gruber

Duration: September 2016 – January 2017

Third-party funded by: MA 18 – Department for Urban Development and Planning, City of Vienna


emer. o. Prof. Dr. Eva Kreisky (Project leader)

Antisemitism as a political strategy and the development of democracy: the case of the Austrian Parliament 1945-2008

Project fellows: Nicolas Bechter, Karin Bischof, Marion Löffler

Duration: February 2014 – July 2017

Third-party funded by: Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

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Senior Lecturer Dr. Karin Liebhart (Projekt leader)

The Austrian Presidential Elections 2016: A Case study in Visual Political Storytelling

Project fellows: Petra Bernhart

Duration: February 2017 – January 2019

Third-party funded by: OeNB – Anniversary Fund

Further information: http://visualstorytelling.univie.ac.at/


Univ.-Ass. Dr. Gundula Ludwig (Project leader)

The body of Demos

Duration: July 2015 – June 2018

Third-party funded by: ÖAW – Austrian Academy of Sciences (APART – Austrian Programme for Advanced Research and Technology – grant)


Dr. Katharina T. Paul (Project leader)

Making sense of vaccination policy in Austria: letting students take a shot

Project fellows: Thomas Palfinger, Lena Schoissengeyer

Duration: September 2016 – February 2017

Third-party funded by: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) – Top Citizen Science Program

Further information: http://citizenscience.univie.ac.at


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sieglinde Rosenberger (Project leader)

Politics of Belonging in Spaces of Conviviality. Qualitative Analysis of Biographic Narratives and Accounts of Local Space of Autochthon Muslims in Zurich and Vienna

Project fellows: Christoph Novak

Other supervisor: Matteo Gianni (Département de science politique et relations internationales, University of Geneve)

Duration: May 2016 – April 2019

Third-party funded by: ÖAW – Austrian Academy of Sciences (Docteam-grant)

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INSIDE the Deportation Gap - Social Membership for Non-Deported Persons

Project fellows: Ilker Ataç, Theresa Schütze

Duration: January 2015 – May 2018

Third-party funded by: Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Birgit Sauer (Project leader)

Affective Labor of Employment Agents Transformation of Public Services in Austria, Germany and Switzerland

Project fellows: (until May 2016): Myriam Gaitsch, Franziska Meyer, Otto Penz

Duration: April 2013 – January 2017

Third-party funded by: Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

National cooperation partner: Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johanna Hofbauer (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

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Mobilising narratives in a transnational space. New media as a political site for negotiating Malian-diasporic identifications

Project fellows: Syntia Hasenöhrl

Duration: October 2016 – September 2019

Third-party funded by: ÖAW – Austrian Academy of Sciences (Docteam grant)

The PhD project explores the identifications and belongings mobile agents articulate on a Malian-diasporic news portal. It investigates which opportunities for political mobilisation and, thus, agency emerge from such mediated mobilities.

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MEET (Media Education for Equity and Tolerance)

Project fellows: Fanny Müller-Uri

Duration: December 2016 – November 2018

Third-party funded by: EU – European Union (Erasmus+ Programme)

Further information: http://meetolerance.eu/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MEETolerance/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MEETolerance_EU


Dr. Saskia Stachowitsch (Project leader)

Integrating Feminist International Relations and Feminist State Theory – The Case of Gender and Military Privatization

Duration: May 2013 – April 2018

Third-party funded by: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) – Elise Richter grant

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