Research Group Leader
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).
Linguistic Racism in multilingual areas. An interdisciplinary approach (doctoral project)Funding:
Anniversary Autonomy Statute
1d/2022: Anniversary Autonomy StatuteDuration: December 2021 - December 2023Funding:
Diversity at work in South Tyrol. Diversity Management measures in the Autonomous Province of ...Duration: November 2021 - June 2022Funding:
PACS - Immigration background, geographical area and political participationDuration: October 2021 - October 2024
PACS - The role of religious organizations in the support of refugees, migrants and vulnerable ...Duration: September 2021 - September 2022
PACS - Identity politics and acts of citizenship (IPACS)Duration: August 2021 - December 2022
PACS - Between old discrimination and new empowerment: Romani Women´s Political Participation and ...Duration: August 2021 - August 2024
PACS - Being locked up? Female experiences and collective engagement during the Covid-19 pandemicDuration: September 2020 - September 2022
PACS - Participation and Representation of Minorities in Nationally Constituted StatesDuration: August 2019 - June 2021
Interdisciplinary Group on Migration and DiversityDuration: December 2017 - December 2022Funding: