Staff of the Department of Political Science

The team of scientific and administrative colleagues at the department.

Name
Work and Research fields
Bergmann, AstridFeminist Theory, Feminist Political Economy, Political Theory
Bernhardt, PetraVisual Political Communication, Strategic Communication, Political Advertising and Branding, Photojournalism, Iconographies of Terror and Violence, Qualitative Visual Methods
Boos, Tobias
(currently on scientific leave)
Politics and Populism in Latin America, Middle Class in Latin America, Political Economy, State theory of the Global South, Political Theory
Brad, Alina
(currently on leave)
International envrionmental and resource politics, political ecology, politics of scale, socio-ecological conflicts, regional focus: South East Asia
Brand, Ulrich
(Deputy Head of Department)
International Politics, Critical State, Governance and Globalization Studies, International Political Ecology, Economic Policy, Environmental Policy, Democracy Theory and Political Theory
Brogat, Emmanuelle
Research Administration and coordination, ERC Research Project MARIPOLDATA
Cakir, Alev
Scientific project assistant in the research project Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe (MiCREATE)
Dalpra, ElioResearch interests include human rights and fundamental freedoms – especially freedom of expression and freedom of the arts, constitutional law, parliamentary systems, political participation and protest
Dursun, AyseFeminist Theory, Policies of Gender Equality, Intersecionality, Social movements, Migration
Egger, ManuelaStudies Service Unit Political Science
Ehs, TamaraSocial issues of democracy and the rule of law, constitutional jurisdiction, direct and participatory democracy, legal and historical foundations of European integration (in particular ECJ)
Erdmann, Madita(Intersectional) feminist and postcolonial theories of International Relations, Eurocentrism and Racism in International Relations, critical security and border studies, critical migration studies, regional interests: Indian subcontinent, Kashmir
Falkner, Gerda
(Head of the EIF – Centre for European Integration Research)
European Integration, Europeanisation, Problems with transposition and application of EU law, The EU’s social dimension and anti-discrimination policy
Fankhauser, IngridAdministrative employee, research group Latin American studies
Flatscher, MatthiasPolitical Theory, Language and Social Philosophy, Political Ideas, Democracy Theories and Discourses of Alterity
Gassner, BeateGender-based violence, intersectionality, violence against children and adolescents, social movements, migration, inequality, political economy
Gebh, SaraPolitical Theory and the History of Political Ideas: Democratic Theory, Democracy and Conflict, Theories of Resistance, (Civil) Disobedience and Protest, Theories of the State of Exception, Theories of Constituent Power, Ancient Political Thought
Gmoser, Susanne Administrative staff of the Department
Gold-Ponesch, Sarah Feminism, academia and motherhood as situated knowledges; (queer)feminist science and technology studies; resilience and security; critical feminist and security studies; (queer)feminist and postcolonial theories in International Relations; homonationalism and orientalism in Western Europe
Graf, IreneStudies Service Unit Political Science
Grahofer, JuttaStudies Service Unit Political Science
Graziani, ChiaraStudent Project Assistant at the Centre for European Integration Research (EIF)
Haselbacher, Miriam
(currently on leave)
Migration Policy, Integration Research
Hasenöhrl, SyntiaGender and Politics, Mobility Studies, Diaspora Politics, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Discourse Studies
Hattmannsdorfer, Helena
(currently on leave)
Migration Policy, Integration Research, European and National Asylum Politics, Ethnography, Gender Studies
Högelsberger, Heinz The research aims to contribute to a better understanding of possibilities and obstacles regarding socialecological conversion of the automotive industry and the respective roles of employees and their interests groups
Kathan, Michaela Organizational Assistant, administrative staff of the Department
Kettner, Verena Feminist Political Theories, Queertheory, Affects and Emotions, Body Politics, Feminist Political Economy
Kieslich, Katharina
(currently on leave)
Comparative health policy; comparative public policy; health priority setting and rationing; health technology assessment; social values in health priority setting; public participation in health care decision-making.
Köpl, ReginaFeminist Science Criticism, Politics of Gender Relations, Subjectivity and Subject Concept, Industrial Culture, Media-Power-Society
Krams, MathiasSocial Movements, Resistance, Space, Conflict, Political Ecology, Climate and Energy Policies, Materialist State Theory
Krischek, CarolineAdministrative staff of the Department
Langlet, ArneScientific researcher, ERC Research Project MARIPOLDATA
Lenikus, ValeriePolitical ecology, extractivism research, Latin American state theory, international environmental and resource politics, regional focus: Latin America
Liebhart, Karin
(Senior Lecturer, Vice-Director of Studies)
Visual Politics and Visual Cultures; Political Communication and Campaigning; Discursive and Visual Representations of Politics; Right-wing Populism, Right-wing Extremism, Anti-pluralistic Politics; Memory politics; Gender Studies; Qualitative Methods in Social Research
Liepold, Mira
Project employee in the research project Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe (MiCREATE)
Loschi, ChiaraEU border management policies and implementation, EU migration policy, fundamental rights, MENA region and eastern Europe migration policies
Maneka, DanyalInternational political economy, critical studies of the European Union, materialist state- and social theory, feminist theory
Marchart, OliverPolitical Theory, Theory of Society, Theory of Democracy, History of Political Ideas, Social Movement Research, Precariousness Research, Political Discourse Analysis
Meissner, KatharinaEU trade policy, EU relations with South America and Southeast Asia, inter-regionalism
Melchior, Josef
(Director of Studies)
The Political System of the European Union, Europeanization Research, Inequality and Democracy
Menkovski, BojanStudies Service Unit Political Science
Müller, PatrickEuropean Integration, European Union´s International Relations, The EU´s role in Global Governance, The EU´s Common Foreign and Security Policy, EU-Mediterranean Relations, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Naue, Ursula
(Senior Lecturer)
Disability Politics and Policies, Politics of Dementia and Age(ing), Participation Research, Inclusion Research
Niederhauser, JulianCultural Political Economy, European Integration, Authoritarian turn of Western liberal democracies, Cultural Studies, Critical Social Theory
Novak, ChristophCritical migration research; Empirical social research; Feminist, postmigration and postcolonial studies; Critical whiteness studies; Racism
Opratko, BenjaminRacism and Islamophobia; Right wing populism; Critical Political Theory, Gramscian theories of Hegemony; International Political Economy
Paul, Katharina T. Health Policy, Vaccination Policy, Regulation, Medical & Biopolitics, Critical Policy Analysis, Interpretative Policy Research
Penz, Otto Sociology of the Body, Beauty and Emotions, Sociology of Sport, Sociology of Work, Political Sociology
Pichelstorfer, Anna Biopolitics, science and democracy, health policy, participation
Plank, Christina §99 Guest Professorship for Eastern European Studies
Pot, Mirjam Interpretative Policy Research, Critical Policy Analysis, Qualitative Methods, Health Policy, Personalized Medicine, Theories and Practices of Solidarity
Prainsack, Barbara
(Head of Department, managing)
Health policy; practices, institutions and politics of solidarity; political, social and ethical aspects of Personalised Medicine; data-rich practices in science and medicine; regulation of DNA technologies in medicine and forensics; comparative science & technology policy
Preiser, Anna
University Assistant Prae Doc, in the research field of International Politics
Pribersky, Andreas
(Erasmuscoordinator)
Visual Studies, Political Symbols and Rituals, Visual Policy, Eastern European Studies, EU Enlargement, Political Cultures, Comparative Political Science, Political Anthropology
Raffa, MonjaStudies Service Unit Political Science
Rajic, DanijelaAdministrative staff of the Department
Riesinger, KatharinaStudent project assistant in the research projects InsSciDE – Inventing a shared Science Diplomacy for Europe & KNOW-VACC: Knowledge production and governance in vaccination policy
Rosenberger, Sieglinde
(Deputy Head of Department)
Inclusion and Exclusion in the context of Migration, Austrian Politics and Europeanization, Governance and Differences/Diversity, Political Participation and Protest
Sauer, Birgit
(Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences)
Gender and Politics, Political Representation of Women, Critical State, Governance and Democracy Studies, Gender and Governance, Politics and Emotions, Right-wing populism
Schlögl, LukasComparative policy analysis in the context of economic and technological change; the future of work; post-industrialisation; development policy; Southeast Asia;
Schoeller, MagnusEU economic and monetary policy, Eurozone crisis management, Germany and Franco-German relationship in E(M)U, the European Parliament in EU policies
Schreier, StefanAdministrative staff of the Department
Schweitzer, ReinhardMigration and integration, citizenship and belonging, asylum and migration policy (making), irregular migration, critical border studies, migration and fundamental rights
Seisl, BenediktPolitical Theory, Theory of Democracy, Political Economy, European Integration and Europeanization
Slominski, PeterEuropean Integration with focus on EU energy policy, the EU's fight against climate change
Spahl, WandaSocial Policy, Public Health, Citizenship Studies, Qualitative Methods, Migration Studies
Spurny, KatharinaAdministrative staff of the Department
Sowa, FlorianAdministrative staff of the EIF – Centre for European Integration Research
Stachowitsch, SaskiaCritical Security and Military Studies, Feminist and postcolonial International Relations, Security privatization, private security and military companies, Gender, Security and Military; Integration of women in the military , EU Border Security, transnational actors (e.g. Frontex), Parliamentarianism, Antisemitism and political Jewish history in Austria
Stadlmair, JeremiasCitizenship, Austrian Politics, political participation, direct democracy, politics of inclusion/exclusion, immigrant integration
Stiegler, Josefa MariaCritical Security Studies, Feminist International Relations, Security and Gender, Urban Dimensions of Security and Militarization of Urban Spaces, Feminist Urban Studies
Tessnow von Wysocki, InaInternational Cooperation, Environmental Policy, Marine Plastic Pollution
Thiele, DanielCritical theory, gender studies, right-wing populism, political communication, quantitative methods
Tolochko, PetroScientific researcher, ERC Research Project MARIPOLDATA
Tzanetakis, MeropiDigital Technology, Governance of Markets, Cryptomarkets, Cross-border Crime, Illicit Drug Markets, Security Policy, Health Policy
Vadrot, AliceGlobal Environmental Politics, Practices, discourses and institutions in international biodiversity politics, Institutions interfacing science and policy & global environmental assessments, Knowledge and power in intergouvernemental negotiations, Conflicts over the legitimacy of scientific and non-scientific environmental knowledge in international politics
Wolter, StellaCollective Identity, Intersectionality, Migration, Postcolonial Theory, Theories of Power and Governance
Zardo, Federica
(currently on leave)
EU neighbourhood policy, EU development policy (especially towards the Mediterranean and the Middle East); EU democracy promotion (Arab countries); EU migration policy
Zeller, FlorianRight Wing Extremism Research, Gender and Politics and Political Theory