Curriculum Vitae

University Education

May 2011: Doctor of Philosophy (Dr. Phil.), Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria (Supervisors: Prof. Erna Appelt and Prof. Hanna Hacker)

Dec 2003: Master Political Science and Combined Studies (Gender Studies, Philosophy, Media Studies, Contemporary History) (Mag. Phil), Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria


Teaching and Academic Experience

2018: Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies at the Centre for Feminist Reseach, York University, Toronto

Since October 2017: Lecturer in Gender Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Georg-August University Goettingen, Germany

March 2016 to February 2018: Visiting Lecturer in Critical Development Studies and Postcolonial Queer Theory, Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna, Austria

March 2016 to September 2017: Lecturer in Gender/Queer Studies, Department of Development Sociology, University of Bayreuth, Germany

2011 to 2017: Associated Researcher for LGBTIQ related Projects, Department of Economics and Finance, Institute for Advanced Studies, Austria 

October 2011 to February 2016: Postdoctoral Researcher  in Social and Cultural Development Studies with an Emphasis on Development Politics, Gender Relations, and Sexualities, Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna, Austria

2015: Visiting Lecturer in Gender Studies, Department of Gender Studies, Central EuropeanUniversity Budapest, Hungary

2015: Visiting Lecturer  in Postcolonial Queer Theory, Program Critical University, University of Innsbruck, Austria

2010 to 2011: Lecturer  in Gender, Queer and Postcolonial Studies, Department of Sociology, University of Linz, Austria

2008 to 2011: Lecturer in Critical Development Studies and Postcolonial Queer Theory, Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna, Austria

2007 to 2011: Lecturer in Feminist, Queer and Postcolonial Theory, Department for Women's Studies/Gender Studies, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

2008 to 2010: Lecturer in Feminist and Queer Political Theory, Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research, University of Graz, Austria

2007 to 2008: Doctoral Scholarship from the University of Innsbruck; research awards from the Johanna-Dohnal Archive and the Austrian Association for Gay Professionals (agpro)

2006: Teaching Fellow in Queer Political Theory (Part Time), Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria

2005 to 2006: Research Assistant (Research Project: "Bertha von Suttner Revisited"), Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria


Research Projects 

Since 2016: Transdiciplinary Research Project "Urban Sexual Geographies, Queer Citizenship and the Socio-Economic Status of LGBTIQs in Vienna" funded by the Autrian National Bank (OeNB) (with Karin Schönpflug/Project Leader and Roswitha Hofmann) 

2013 to 2015: Pilot study "The Living Conditions of Lesbians, Gays and Transgenders in the City of Vienna" funded by the Viennese Anti-discrimination unit for lesbian, gay and transgender issues (with Karin Schönpflug/Project Leader,  Roswitha Hofmann, Alexander Schnabel, Clemens Huber)

2011 to 2012: Transdisciplinary Research Project "The LGB Data Project for the EU. A compilation of statistical data on sexual orientation and an application to research on the economic status of LGBs" funded by the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) (with Karin Schönpflug/Project Leader, Roswitha Hofmann, Sandra Müllbacher, Wolfgang Schwarzbauer)

2006 to 2011: Doctoral Research Project on "Lesbian Citizenship". Funded by the University of Innsbruck, the Austrian Gay Professionals and the Johanna Dohnal Archive

2005 to 2006: Transdisciplinary Research Project: "Bertha von Suttner Revisited" funded by the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) (with Laurie Cohen and Erna Appelt/Project Leader)

Academic Awards and Scholarships

2008: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation Scholarship for Doctoral Candidates for the "XIX Cortona Colloquium - Gender and Citizenship: New and Old Dilemmas, Between Equality and Difference" (Italy), hosted by Nancy Fraser

2007 to 2008: Doctoral Scholarship, University of Innsbruck

2007: Austrian Gay Professionals Scholars Award for excellent research in the field of Lesbian and Gay Studies

2007: Johanna Dohnal Award for excellent research in the field of Gender Studies

2004: Women' Studies Research Award, University of Innsbruck

2003/2004: Austrian Political Studies Association's Award for an excellent Master Thesis