Elias Weiss BA MA

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Room: D 219
1010 Vienna
T: +43-1-4277-494 54
E-Mail: elias.weiss@univie.ac.at

Homepage: https://politikwissenschaft.univie.ac.at/forschung/forschungsschwerpunkte/cescos-zeitgenoessische-solidaritaetsstudien/

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Short CV

Elias Weiss holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Vienna. His methodological focus lies on interpretative qualitative and explorative research. In his Bachelor's degree, he focused on the length of electoral terms and more specifically why the Austrian legislative term was extended from four to five years. In his Master's, his content focus shifted towards solidarity research, especially in the field of labour market policy, economic policy and health policy. For his Master's thesis, he examined the GameStop affair and its political-solidarity dimension.

Research interests

Solidarity, labour market, health, unconditional basic income, electoral periods


  • Zimmermann et al. (2022): Democratic research: Setting up a research commons for a qualitative, comparative, longitudinal interview study during the COVID-19 pandemic; in: SSM Qualitative Research in health. 2, 100158.
  • Schlogl, Weiss & Prainsack (2021): Constructing the 'Future of Work': An analysis of the policy discourse; in New Technology, Work and Employment. 36, 3, S. 307-326.