Information about consultation hours

No regular presence consultation hours in the summer semester period 2020 - Current situation regarding the Coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) at the University of Vienna

To whom it concern,
dear students,

due to the current situation regarding the Coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) in Austria, there will be no regular teaching and other public events or examinations with physical presence at the University of Vienna probably for the entire summer semester 2020. For the entire 2020 summer semester, teaching operations were converted to home learning and e-learning as far as possible. During this period from 16 March up to and including 30 September 2020, there will be no regular office hours, unless an extraordinary agreement has been made! Please contact the individual persons by e-mail regarding urgent inquiries. All further, continuously updated information for (prospective) students, teachers and other employees regarding the current situation at the University of Vienna can be found at

Thanks for your understanding!

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
Bergmann, AstridFeminist Theory, Feminist Political Economy, Political Theory
Bernhardt, PetraVisual political communication, Strategic communication, political advertising and branding, Photojournalism, Terror and Violence Iconography, Qualitative Visual Methods
Boos, TobiasPolitics and Populism in Latin America, Middle Class in Latin America, Political Economy, State theory of the Global South, Political Theory
Brad, AlinaInternational 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 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
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)
Dursun, AyseFeminist Theory, Policies of Gender Equality, Intersecionality, Social movements, Migration
Egger, ManuelaStudies Service Unit Political Science
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 staff of the Department | Administrative employee, research group Latin American studies
Flatscher, MatthiasPolitical Theory, Language and Social Philosophy, Political Ideas, Democracy Theories and Discourses of Alterity
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
(currently on leave)
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, MiriamAsylum and integration policy, inclusion and exclusion, protests and social movements, Austrian policy and European Union, federalism
Hasenöhrl, SyntiaGender and Politics, Mobility Studies, Diaspora Politics, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Discourse Studies
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
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
Liebhart, Karin
(Senior Lecturer, Vice-Director of Studies)
Visual Political Communication; Discursive and Visual Representations of Politics; Rightwing Populism and Rightwing Extremism; Gender Studies; Memory Politics and Remembrance Cultures; Qualitative Methods
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
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
Pieper, Milena European Union and Europeanisation, Austrian politics, political participation, migration, right-wing populism
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
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
Ruiz R., Silvia C.International Environmental Policy, International Marine Protection, Pnternational Political Economy
Sauer, Birgit
(currently on scientific leave; 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
Scheibenpflug, Valerie
Political Theory and History of Political Ideas, Boundaries, Crisis, Collective Action, Radical Democracy, Discourse Analysis, Feminist Theory
Schlögl, Lukas

Comparative policy analysis in the context of economic and technological change; the future of work; post-industrialisation; development policy; Southeast Asia;
additional media expertise: automation, technological change and labour, development and economic policy, digitalisation, (de)industrialisation, country focus: South East 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
Segarra, HelenaMigration Policy, Integration Research, European and National Asylum Politics, Ethnography, Gender Studies
Seisl, BenediktPolitical Theory, Theory of Democracy, Political Economy, European Integration and Euro-peanization
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, Public Relations
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
Stiegler, Josefa MariaCritical Security Studies, Feminist International Relations, Security and Gender, Urban Dimensions of Security and Militarization of Urban Spaces, Feminist Urban Studies
Tatzber, RosaMigration, Education, Biographical Research, Antiziganism and Visual Sociology
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