Head of Center
Center for Migration and Diversity
Institute for Minority Rights
I am a Political Scientist and I study the politics of migration. I am particularly interested in how migration plays out at the regional and local level: Who are the relevant actors, what are their underlying frames and discourses, and how do they impact the policy making process. I also study relations between actors and governmental levels, effects of political discourse on policy making and different forms of participation.
I direct the research group “Politics and Actors in Societal Conflicts”. Together we explore minority issues and societal conflicts through the lens of actors and the politics of agency. Our actor-centred research focuses on mobile people, diverse societies, inequalities and their interactions with minority issues.
I am also member of the Steering Committee of the ECPR Standing Group “Migration and Ethnicity” and I collaborate with colleagues from various universities and research centers worldwide. I strongly believe in exchange and teamwork and in the power of supporting each other in academia. Therefore I am also very active within our own interdisciplinary research group “Migrations and Diversities”.
I also teach courses on political science at various universities, such as the University of Innsbruck and Vienna (AT), Science Po – Campus Menton (FR) and Université de Neuchâtel (CH).
PACS - The role of migrant labour for the resilience of essential sectorsDuration: - Funding:
PACS - Linguistic Racism in multilingual areas. An interdisciplinary approachDuration: - Funding:
PACS - Policy Implementation in Global South Regionalism. Multilevel Migration Governance in South ...Duration: - Funding:
PACS - Diversity at work in South Tyrol. Diversity Management measures in the Autonomous Province of ...Duration: - Funding:
PACS - The role of religious organizations in the support of refugees, migrants and vulnerable ...Duration: -
PACS - Being locked up? Female experiences and collective engagement during the Covid-19 pandemicDuration: -
PACS - Participation and Representation of Minorities in Nationally Constituted StatesDuration: -
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