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Supervisors in Sociology

Assoz.-Prof. Dipl.-Soz. Dr. Roswitha Breckner, Privatdoz.
Key research areas:

  • Methodology and methods of interpretative social research (especially image analysis)
  • Concepts of the “other”
  • Migration sociology from a biographical perspective
  • Biography and social politics
  • National Socialism in Germany and Austria

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Petra Dannecker, M.A.
Key research areas:

  • Development sociology and development politics 
  • Globalization and migration processes 
  • Islamization processes in South and Southeast Asia
  • Gender studies, international gender politics, and gender and migration 
  • Methodologies and qualitative methods
  • Science – policy nexus 
  • Area expertise on Asia
  • Transnationalization and Development

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Flecker
Key research areas:

  • International comparison of changes to employment systems
  • Working in transnational value chains
  • Dynamic networking of organisations and the quality of work
  • Public service transformation in European welfare states

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Eva Flicker
Key research areas:

  • Sociology of film, media and communication
  • Visual sociology
  • Group dynamics/teams/organisations
  • Gender research
  • Career paths of academics

Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Ulrike Froschauer
Key research areas:

  • Sociology of organisations
  • Methods of interpretative social research
  • Social constructivism

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sabine Grenz
Key research areas:

  • Qualitativ-empirische Methodologie (insbesondere Diskursanalyse)
  • Gendermethodologie und -epistemologie
  • Gender, Diversität und Intersektionalität
  • Gender, Säkularität und Religion
  • Gender und Sexualität(en) (insbesondere im Zusammenhang mit kommerzieller Sexualität)
  • Historische Perspektiven auf Geschlechterkonstruktionen
  • Institutionalisierung und Wissenschaftsgeschichte der Gender Studies

Univ.-Prof. Yuri Albert Kyrill Kazepov, PhD
Key research areas:

International urban sociology

  • Poverty, segregation, governance, local social policy, city regeneration projects, multilevel governance, EU-state-city relations, life situation analysis

Comparative social policy

  • Welfare regimes, social benefits , activations policies, migration, rescaling and regionalising of social policy, citizenship, cross-country comparison (theories and methods), EU and social policy

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Franz Kolland
Key research areas:

  • Social gerontology (education in later life, culture of ageing, lifestyles, use of new technologies)
  • Educational sociology (students' behaviour and study paths)
  • Sociology of developing countries (tourism)

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Pol. Dr. Michaela Pfadenhauer
Key research areas:

  • Phenomenologically oriented sociology of knowledge
  • Social constructivism as paradigm of social sciences
  • Cultural change and mediatisation
  • Challenges of social robotics for sociality
  • Life-world analytical ethnography

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christoph Reinprecht
Key research areas:

  • Migration studies
  • Social stratification and social inequality
  • Political sociology
  • Theory and methodology of participatory intervention research

Assoz.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Scheibelhofer M.A., Privatdoz.
Key research areas:

  • Migration
  • Mobility
  • Transnational social relations
  • Methodologies and methods of interpretative social research

Mag. Mag. Dr. Karin Stögner, Privatdoz.

  • Social theories, especially feminist theories and Critical Theory
  • Gender Studies
  • Nationalism, antisemitism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism/antifeminism
  • Right wing extremism and populism
  • National Socialism and post-national-socialist societies
  • Critical Discourse Analysis

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Roland Verwiebe
Key research areas:

  • Social inequalities
  • Migration
  • Labour market
  • Mobility/life-course
  • Europe/Europeanisation
  • Values and attitudes

Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Ulrike Zartler-Griessl, Privatdoz
Key research areas:

  • Family sociologyChildhood sociology
  • Separation/divorce and their consequences
  • Sociological analysis of family and child laws
  • Qualitative methods in childhood and family research

Emeriti and retired supervisors

Ao. Univ.-Prof. i. R.Dr. Rudolf Forster
Key research areas:

  • Comparison of patient and relatives' organisations in Austria and other European countries
  • User and citizen participation in health promotion
  • Health promotion in professional expert organisations

Ao. Univ.-Prof. i. R. Mag. Dr. Josef Hörl
Key research areas:

  • Sozialgerontologie und Lebenslaufforschung
  • Soziologie der Gewalt
  • Organisationssoziologie

Univ.-Prof. i. R. Dr. Rudolf Richter
Key research areas:

  • Sociology of the family
  • Political sociology
  • Democracy and social stratification research

Ao Univ.-Prof. i.R. Mag. Dr. Hildegard Weiss
Key research areas:

  • Ethnic relationships, stereotypes, anti-Semitism (studies on minorities and xenophobia)•    Sociology of migration and integration (social integration of the second generation; education, intercultural school)
  • Political sociology: national identity in East-Central European countries and Austria (nationalism, authoritarian traditions, political culture)
  • Social inequality and social integration (legitimisation of inequality, attitude toward norms of justice)
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