Univ.-Ass. Mag. Dr. Isabella Radhuber

Scientific Collaborator in Research Network Latin America
Lead of the project "Solidarity in times of a pandemic" SolPan+ Latin American
Member of the Research Group International Political Ecology
Honorary Fellow of Centre for the Study of Contemporary Solidarity (CeSCoS)


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Short CV

• Since September 2020: Scientific Postdoc Collaborator, Research Network Latin America – Department of Political Science, University of Vienna
• Since May 2020: Initiator and lead of the multinational project "Solidarity in times of a pandemic" SolPan+ Latin America
• 2020: Solidarity Fellow at the Institute of Political Science, University of Vienna (in cooperation with the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg -FAU- and the Project MaxSynBio)
• Since 2018: Guest Lecturer at the Department of Political Sciences and the Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna and at the IMC (International Management Center) University of Applied Sciences, Krems/ Austria
• 2017- 2018: Senior Postdoc at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna
• 2016- 2017: Visiting Research Fellow at the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
• 2015-2016: Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
• 2015-2018: Marie Curie/ Erwin Schrödinger Postdoc Fellow by the Austrian Science Fund FWF (Project-Number: J-3726)  
• 2015-2015: Postdoc Fellow at Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (IAI), Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Project desiguALdades.net
• 2013-2018: External Lecturer: A & F University/ Yangling, China; Universidad Mayor San Andrés/ La Paz, Bolivia; University of Vienna, Austria
• 2012-2013: Post Doc at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the project „Nationalization of Extraction in Bolivia and Ecuador“ (Netherland’s Organisation for Scientific Research, NWO).
• 2012: Doctoral degree; 2008-2012: Doctoral studies in Political Science at the University of Vienna and fellow in the doctoral programme „Demokratie und Kapitalismus“, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.
• 2003-2007: Master studies in Political Science and International Development at the University of Vienna
• 2000-2003: Social Work Studies at the Federal College of Social Work, Vienna X

Research interests

•    Global inequalities
•    Environmental, climate and resource politics
•    Decolonization, postcolonialism and broader questions of societal democratization
•    Regional focus: Latin America
•    Social and political dynamics during the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and Latin America

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles and selected book chapters

  • Zimmermann, B. M., Paul, K.T., Araújo, E. R., Buyx, A.. Ferstl, S., Fiske, A., Kraus, D., Marelli, L., McLennan, S., Porta, V., Prainsack, B., Radhuber, I.M. and Saxinger, G. (2023). The social and socio-political embeddedness of COVID-19 vaccination decision-making: A five-country qualitative interview study from Europe. Vaccine 41 (2023), 2093–2099, DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2023.02.012  
  • Autor*innenkollektiv Governance, Demokratie, Solidarität (Dowling, E., Opratko, B., Brand, U., Boos, T., Daniel, A., Dursun, A., Flecker, J., Kleinschmidt, M., Krams, M., Lange, D., Liebhart, K., Niederhause, J., Radhuber, I., Sauer, B., Staritz, C.,) (2023). Pandemische politische Ökonomie: zur kapitalistischern Verarbeitung der Corona-Krise. IfS Working Paper 02/2023, 1-57, available at: backend.univie.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/i_soziologie/5_Ueber_uns/5.5_Rising_Scholars/IfS_Working_Papers/AutorInnenkollektiv_Governance__Demokratie__Solidaritaet_Emma_Dowling.pdf
  • Zimmermann, B., Wagenaar, H.,  Kieslich. K., Prainsack, B., Meyers, G., Buyx, A., El-Sayed, S., Fiske, A., Galasso, I., Geiger, S., Hangel, N., Horn, R., Johnson, S., Kuiper, J., Lucivero, F.,  McLennan, S., Paul, K., Pot, M., Radhuber, I., Samuel, G., Sharon, T., Siffels, L., Hoyweghen, I., Awad, S., Bougeron, t., Eichinger, J., Gaille, M., Haddad, Ch., Hayer, S., Hoffman A., Jasser, M., Kenens, J.,  Lanzing, M., Libert, S., Lievevrouw, E., Marelli, L., Ongolly, Fernandos, Phillips, A., Pinel, C., Riesinger, K., Roberts, S., Saxinger, G., Schlogl, L., Schönweitz, F., Sierawska, A., Spahl, W., Stendahl, E., Vanstreels, S., Vidolov, Simeon and Weiss. E. (2022). Democratic research: Setting up a research commons for a qualitative, comparative, longitudinal interview study during the COVID-19 pandemic. SSM-Qualitative Research in Health, 100158.
  • Jasser, M., M. Radhuber, I., Prainsack, B., Saxinger, G., & Kieslich K. (2022). Zur Rolle der Wissenschaft in Pandemien: Für eine interdisziplinäre, transregionale und solidarische Forschung. SWS-Rundschau (62.Jg.) Heft 1/ 2022: 79–98.
  • Fiske, A., Galasso, I., Eichinger, J., McLennan, S., Radhuber, I., Zimmermann, B., & Prainsack, B. (2022). The second pandemic: Examining structural inequality through reverberations of COVID-19 in Europe. Social Science & Medicine, 292. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114634
  • Jasser, M.T., Radhuber, I.M. and Inturias, M. (2022): Motley territories in a plurinational state: forest fires in the Bolivian Chiquitanía, Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal, DOI: 10.1080/23802014.2022.2146182
  • Radhuber, I. M., & Radcliffe, S. A. (2022). Contested Sovereignties: Indigenous disputes over plurinational resource governance. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space DOI: doi.org/10.1177/25148486211068476
  • Radhuber, Isabella M./ Aparicio Wilhelmo, Marco (2021). Capítulo 6. La justicia climática como justicia cultural y social. Prácticas y derechos de los pueblos indígenas en América Latina. In: Borràs, Susana/Villavivenvio-Calzadilla, Paola (Ed.): JUSTICIA CLIMÁTICA. Visiones constructivas desde el Reconocimiento de la Desigualdad. Editorial Tirant Lo Blanch: Valencia, p. 211-243.
  • Radhuber, Isabella M. / Jasser, Marie (2021): Covid-19, naturaleza y colonialidad para pensar el proyecto “Solidaridad en tiempos de una pandemia” SolPan+ América Latina, In: Grupo de Trabajo CLACSO Ecología(s) política(s) desde el Sur/Abya-Yala: Boletín Senti-pensarnos Tierra Año 2 – Número #4 Crisis civilizatoria. Pactos y/o transiciones desde el ecologismo popular. PARTE 2, Junio 2021, p. 43-56. Available at: www.clacso.org
  • Radhuber Isabella / Chávez, Marxa / Andreucci, Diego (2021): “Expansión extractivista, resistencia comunitaria y 'despojo político' en Bolivia”, Journal of Political Ecology 28(1): 205-223. DOI: doi.org/10.2458/jpe.2360
  • Radhuber, Isabella (2021): Kapitel 10: Ressourcenkonflikte in globalen Produktionsnetzwerken: Lebenswelten und Gewinnverteilung in den Anden, In: Fischer, Karin/ Reiner, Christian/ Staritz, Cornelia: Globale Warenketten und ungleiche Entwicklung. Arbeit, Kapital, Konsum, Natur. Mandelbaum: Wien, p. 244-261.
  • Radcliffe, Sarah/ Radhuber, Isabella (2020): The Political Geographies of D/decolonization: Variegation and decolonial challenges of /in geography. Political Geography 78, 102-128. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.102128
  • Radhuber, Isabella (2017): Whose Voice Counts? Diversity, Postcolonial Continuities and Participation in Plurinaional Andean States. ERLACS 103: 157-166. DOI: doi.org/10.18352/erlacs.10242
  • Andreucci, Diego/ Radhuber, Isabella M. (2017): Limits to “counter-neoliberal” reform: Mining expansion and the marginalisation of post-extractivist forces in Evo Morales’s Bolivia. Geoforum, 84, 280-291. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.09.002
  • Radhuber, Isabella M. (2015): State Power and Political‐Power Balance in Bolivia: An Analysis through Laws and Finances. Latin American Policy 6.1 (2015): 89-109. DOI: doi.org/10.1111/lamp.12064
  • Radhuber, Isabella (2015): Extractive Processes, Global Production Networks and Inequalities. desiguALdades.net Working Paper Series 89, Berlin: desiguALdades.net International Research Network on Interdependent Inequalities in Latin America, www.desigualdades.net/Working_Papers/index.html
  • Arsel, Murat/ Mena, Carlos/ Pellegrini, Lorenzo/ Radhuber, Isabella M. (2014) ‘Evolving Property Structures of Minerals: Reflections on how to Theorize ‘Nationalization’ in Bolivia and Ecuador’, In: Bavinck, Maarten/ Pellegrini, Lorenzo/ Mostert, Erik (Hrsg.): Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources – Conceptual Approaches. CRC Press: Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton/London/NewYork/Leiden, S. 109-129.
  • Radhuber, Isabella M. (2012): Indigenous Struggles for a Plurinational State: An Analysis of Indigenous Rights and Competences in Bolivia, Journal of Latin American Geography, Volume 11, Number 2, S. 167-193. DOI: doi.org/10.1353/lag.2012.0035


  • Radhuber, Isabella Margerita (2014): Recursos naturales y finanzas públicas. La base material del Estado plurinacional de Bolivia. La Paz: Plural Editores (translation of the book below, reprinted by Abya Yala, Ecuador), 320 p.
  • Radhuber, Isabella Margerita (2013): Der plurinationale Staat in Bolivien. Die Rolle der Ressourcen- und Budgetpolitik. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot, 320 S.
  • Radhuber, Isabella Margerita (2008): El poder de la tierra. Prefacio de Luis Tapia. La Paz: Plural Editores (translation of the book below), 197 S.
  • Radhuber, Isabella Margerita (2009): „Investigaciones“: Die Macht des Landes. Der aktuelle Agrardiskurs in Bolivien – eine Analyse der sozialen, politischen und wirtschaftlichen Vorstellungen sowie der Machtbeziehungen. Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichische Lateinamerikaforschung. Wien: LIT-Verlag, 170 S.
  • Allgäuer, Alicia/ Radhuber, Isabella/ Rosales, Samuel en cooperación con ETESA e INTERSOL (2005): Mujeres cuidadoras de las minas en el Sumaj Orcko. Estudio de sus condiciones de vida. Potosí/ Bolivia: Cimagraf 43 S. In: http://bit.ly/2kxWOPQ

Edited books

  • Radhuber, Isabella M. (2013): Foro - Derechos Indígenas y Recursos Naturales: Viejos y Nuevos Conflictos Eco-Territoriales. La Paz: Proyecto NEBE, In: http://bit.ly/2z8lGk9
  • Brand, Ulrich/ Radhuber, Isabella/ Schilling Vacaflor, Almut (Hrsg.) (2012): Plurinationale Demokratie in Bolivien. Gesellschaftliche und staatliche Transformation. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot, 388 S.

Selected policy documents