Staff of the Department of Political Science

The team of scientific and administrative colleagues at the department.

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Work and Research fields
Auer, Marlene
Student project assistant in the research project "Beyond Hot Air: Weaving knowledge around critical raw material supply for the 'green' transition"
Bohle, Dorothee
(Deputy Head of Department)
Central and Eastern European economy and politics; Comparative political economy (varieties of capitalism, institutional political economy, welfare states, industrial relations, housing finance regimes); International political economy (European integration, financialisation)
Boos, TobiasInternational Political Economy, Social Structure Analysis, (Left-wing) Populism, State theory of the Global South, Political Theory
Brad, Alina
(Senior Scientist)
International Climate, Environmental and Resource Policy, Political Ecology, Carbon Removal Technologies, Social-Ecological Transformation - Regional Focus Southeast Asia
Brand, Ulrich
(Head of Department)
International politics and crisis of globalisation; international climate, environmental and resource policy; civil society; trade unions and social movements; imperial mode of living; socio-ecological transformation; Latin America
Brogat, Emmanuelle
(currently on leave)
Research Administration and coordination, ERC Research Project MARIPOLDATA
Chapotot–Necker, Julia Research administration and coordination, ERC research project MARIPOLDATA and research project MARCO-BOLO
Cyganik, DominikaAdministrative staff of the Department
Deters, Henning
EU Judicial Politics, EU Environmental and Climate Policy, EU Single Market Policy, Regional Parliaments in the EU
Drgac, Deborah
Social science reasearch, Health related studies in all policies, qualitative research
Dursun, Ayse
(currently on leave)
Feminist Theory, Policies of Gender Equality, Intersecionality, Social movements, Migration
Egger, ManuelaStudies Service Unit Political Science
Eitenberger, Magdalenadigital health, healthcare technology, digital ethics, social policy
Eyselein, GabrielEuropean raw-material policy, international resource policy, international political economy, global value-chains & production networks
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, IngridCoordinator of the Research Network Latin America studies
Fellinger, Simon JoelStudent project assistant, ERC research project MARIPOLDATA
Flatscher, MatthiasPolitical Theory, Language and Social Philosophy, Political Ideas, Democracy Theories and Discourses of Alterity
Gebh, SaraPolitical Theory and History of Ideas; Democratic Theory; Radical Democracy; History of Anti-Democratic Thought; Conflict and Stasis; Civil Disobedience, Protest and Resistance
Geva, DoritPolitics and gender, political sociology, state theory, historical sociology, rightwing politics, neoliberalism

Gmoser, Susanne
(currently on leave)

Administrative staff of the Department
Graf, IreneStudies Service Unit Political Science
Grahofer, JuttaStudies Service Unit Political Science
Hansl, NoraHealth Policy, Vaccination Policy, Interpretative Policy Research, Qualitative Methods
Harjes, CaitlinAdministrative staff of the Department
Heidebrecht, SebastianEU policies for the digital age, EU digital single market, Economic governance and the Eurozone, Working conditions of platform workers
Hirt, CarolinStudent project assistant in the research project "Household GHG footprints and Austrian climate policy: identifying leverage points for demand-side mitigation"
Hogan, ConnorPolitical theory; political philosophy; labour rights; labour law; space policy; space law; regulation and governance; computational social sciences; labour market transformation and technological change; digitalisation
Hörmandinger, Florian
Administrative staff of the Department
Huegel, Viktoria
Political theory, radical democracy, new authoritarianism, 20th century German Political Thought, political order and disorder
Josipovic, IvanEuropean and national asylum policy, migration and border regimes, empirical social research
Jurman, LanaInternational politics, political theory, South-Eastern European studies, environmental politics, social and political history of Yugoslavia, racial histories
Kathan, Michaela Department coordinator, administrative staff of the Department
Kieslich, Katharina
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.
Klausner, Nicolas
IT representative - Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology & Department of Political Science
Klock, Moritz
Student project assistant in the research project "Trustees or Agents? The appointment and ideological orientations of the judges at the Court of Justice of the EU"
Knapp, Max
Project assistant (pre-doc) in the project ‘Socio-ecological transformation and its conflict dynamics‘ in cooperation with the Chamber of Labor Vienna
Kováts, EszterFeminist theory, gender equality policies, anti-gender movements, illiberal rights in Europe
Krischek, CarolineAdministrative staff of the Department
Kurunczi, AlexanderProtest and social movement studies; political utopias and prefigurative practices; political ecology and socio-ecological conflicts; (post-)Marxist theory
Langlet, ArneInternational and European environmental policy, the political economy of environmental and climate policy and the study of international institutions and regimes
Liebhart, Karin
(ERASMUS coordinator, Mobility coordinator, Senior Lecturer)
Visual Political Communication; Discursive and Visual Representations of Politics; Rightwing Populism and Rightwing Extremism; Gender Studies; Memory Politics and Remembrance Cultures; Qualitative Methods
Lorenz, Matthias
Political Theory and Social Philosophy, Radical Democratic Theory, (post-)Marxism, Deconstruction, Political Theories of Early Modernity, Spinoza, Theories of Populism, Social Movements, Critical Theories of anti-Semitism, Civil society Strategies against Right-wing Extremism
Maneka, DanyalSocial-ecological transformation conflicts, (auto-)mobility, industrial policy, materialist state theory, hegemony theory, science communication
Marchart, OliverPolitical theory, social theory, democracy theory, history of political ideas, social movement research, political discourse analysis
Meissner-Schoeller, KatharinaEU trade policy, EU relations with South America and Southeast Asia, inter-regionalism
Melchior, Josef
(Director of Studies - Political Science Directorate of Studies)
The Political System of the European Union, Europeanization Research, Inequality and Democracy
Menkovski, BojanStudies Service Unit Political Science
Modelhart, AntoniaMedical Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies, Assisted reproductive technologies and antibiotic resistance, qualitative methods
Naue, Ursula
(ERASMUS coordinator, Mobility coordinator, Senior Lecturer)
Disability policy, dementia and age(ing) policy, participation research, inclusion research, human rights implementation
Nejadi, Soheil
IT representative - Department of Political Science & Department of Statistics and Operations Research
Paul, Katharina T. Health Policy, Vaccination Policy, Regulation, Medical & Biopolitics, Critical Policy Analysis, Interpretative Policy Research
Pflug, RebekkaSocial movement research (women's movement, anti-gender movement, rights movements), welfare states (gender regime, care regime), feminist theory in and to Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
Pichelstorfer, AnnaHealth Policy, Immunization Policy, Global Health, Science and Democracy, regulation of biomedicine
Prainsack, Barbara
(currently on research leave)
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
Resource and environmental policy, socio-ecological conflicts, Political Ecology, Political Economy, regional focus: Latin America
Raffa, MonjaStudies Service Unit Political Science
Rajic, DanijelaAdministrative staff of the Department
Ruiz R., Silvia C.International Environmental Policy, International Marine Protection, Pnternational Political Economy
Sauer, MadlynHistory and Practice of civil society tribunals; Social Movement Research; Peace and Conflict Studies; Protest and Resistance; Transformative and social Justice; Decolonial Theory; Abolitionism;
Saxinger, Gertrude
Qualitative, ethnographic and decolonial research methods; solidarity in times of a pandemic; social perspectives, in/justice and solidarity in the context of extractive industries and ‘green transition’; Russian and Canadian Arctic and sub-Arctic
Scheibenpflug, Valerie
(currently on leave)
Political Theory and History of Political Ideas, Boundaries, Crisis, Collective Action, Radical Democracy, Discourse Analysis, Feminist Theory
Schermann, NoahAdministrative staff of the Department
Schoeller, MagnusEU economic and monetary policy, Eurozone crisis management, Germany and Franco-German relationship in E(M)U, the European Parliament in EU policies
Schraik, ElkeEU policies tackling digital divides, i.e. policies addressing: the competition for global digital leadership; differences in access and use of the digital media between regions, countries and people
Schreier, StefanAdministrative staff of the Department
Segarra, Helena
(currently on leave)
European and national asylum and border policies, accommodation of asylum seekers, migration, inclusion and participation, empirical social research and ethnography
Seidl, TimoComparative Political Economy of Digital Capitalism, Digital Policymaking in the EU, Ideational Explanations, Text-as-Data
Seitz, SergejPolitical and Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Theories of Radical Democracy, Discourses of Alterity, Theories of Linguistic Violence
Slominski, Peter
(Vice-Director of Studies - Political Science Directorate of Studies)
European Integration with focus on EU energy policy, the EU's fight against climate change
Sowa, FlorianAdministrative staff of the EIF – Centre for European Integration Research
Stummer, RainerAdministration of the ERC research project PREDEF prefiguring democratic futures, public relations of the Department of Political Theory
Tackie, LisaAnti-Racism, Decolonisation, African Diaspora, Intersectionality, Educational Work on Anti-Racism, Travel Studies
Tuma, René§99-Guest Professorship for Comparative Policy Analysis
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
Varabyeu Kancelová, Natália
(currently on leave)
Administration of the Research Platform Governance of digital practices & Administrative staff of the Department
Vukov, VisnjaComparative and international political economy; European integration; East European politics and societies
Waldmüller, JohannesHuman Rights Politics in Andean Latin America; International Environmental and Disaster Politics; Green Transition and Sustainability Ethics, Research, Technology and Innovation as well as Development Cooperation in North-South Relations (focus on EU-LAC); Science and Diplomacy; Blue Economies and Coastal Community Management; Indigenous and Afro-Andean Well-Being
Weithaler, AnnaPolitical Theory (esp. Radical Democratic Theory and Theories of Solidarity), History of Political Ideas , Theories of Education, Aesthetics
Weiss, EliasSolidarity, Labour Market, Health, Unconditional Basic Income, Electoral Periods
Wolkenstein, FabioDemocratic Theory, Political Parties and Representation, Political Ideologies (esp. Christian Democracy and Social Democracy)
Wurm, FelixStudent project assistant in the research project "Observing and mapping biodiversity and ecosystems, with particular focus on coastal and marine ecosystems - MARCO-BOLO"
Zhikharevich, DmitriiValuation studies, social theory, economic sociology, history and sociology of expertise, STS