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Local senior researchers

Rory Archer The social historian of 20th century Southeast Europe conducts research focussing on labour history and gender history in socialism, housing, everyday life and popular culture and is located at the Center for Southeast European Studies.
Christiane Berth The historian has been a professor of contemporary history since 2020, with research interests in communication and technology history, global economic and social history, food and consumption history, migration history, and the history of Mexico and Central America.
Hildegard Kernmayer The literary and cultural scholar is Associate Professor at the Institute of German Studies.
Margareta Kreimer The economist who habilitated in 2006 worked at the Institute of Economics and conducted research on Gender equality, economic and social policy, care economy and feminist economy. 
Ulla Kriebernegg An Americanist and cultural gerontologist, she is director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging and Care (CIRAC) and active in aging and care research.
Roberta Maierhofer The Professor of American Studies and Director of the Center for Inter-American Studies (C.IAS) is a scholar in cultural studies specializing in age/age and gender.
Stephan Moebius The winner of the Ars-Docendi State Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2017 is Professor of Sociological Theory and History of Ideas at the Institute of Sociology.
Libora Oates-Indruchova A professor of the sociology of gender, she completed her habilitation in Cultural and Literary Studies and has held the professorship in the Department of Sociology since 2015.
Rita Perintfalvi

The Catholic theologian, doctor of Old Testament Studies, religion teacher, cultural manager, social manager specialising in psychosocial prevention, publicist and blogger is a post-doctoral university assistant at the Institute for Old Testament Bible Studies.

Katharina Scherke The professor of sociology is concerned with socio-cultural expectations with regard to ageing and gender and their reactivation in the actions of people. Since 2009 she is spokesperson of the interdisciplinary research focus/network "Heterogeneity and Cohesion". 
Silvia Schultermandl The literary and cultural studies scholar is an associate professor at the Institute of American Studies and works in the field of affect studies, gender studies and transnational studies, with a special focus on intersectional and queer-feminist politics in and of literature, film, popular culture and social media.
Anke Strüver

The Professor of Human Geography at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Research has a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Nijmegen.

Heidrun Zettelbauer

The Associate Professor at the Institute of History has a focus on gender and cultural history and heads the Austrian/Central European History Department.


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