Staff Members and their main Research Areas

You can find a selection of the Department’s academic staff (professors, predoctoral and postdoctoral staff of the Department as well as third-party funded staff) and their main research areas below. There is a link on the last name that will redirect you to contact information and further content. For a full list of all members of the Department, please see our staff register.

NameMain research areas
Ahn, Byeongsun
identity sociology, migration studies, social psychology, sociology of space, urban multiculture
Alexander, Lukassocial policy, tourism research, governance analysis, social exclusion
Ansari Eshlaghi, Sinasocial structures and inequality (middle class and poverty), migration research
Astleithner, Franz industrial relations, sociology of work, labour markets and working time, social inequality and ethnical economies
Atzmüller, Christianeexperimental vignette studies (factorial survey), quantitative methods, civil courage, youth violence
Berghammer, Carolinedemography, family, religion
Boczy, Tatjanaurban and regional research, political sociology, sociological theory, social change and transformations
Bordone, Valeriaageing, intergenerational relationships, grandparent(hood)
Breckner, Roswithavisual sociology / image analysis, biographical research, migration
Cefalo, Ruggerocomparative social policy, school-to-work transitions, youth
Coufal, Lenahabitation, IBA Research Lab
Dafert, Verafamilies, youth, family transitions, qualitative social research
De Frantz, Monikapolitical sociology, urban sociology, sociology of space, sociology of culture, social movements, public sphere, social sustainability, globalisation
Décieux, Fabiennecare and gender studies, childhood, critical analysis of society, sociology of work
Dirnberger, Petrafamily sociology, demografic processes, social inequality, methods of social research
Dowling, Emmasocial change, political economy, gender and social reproduction, emotional and affective labor, social movements, globalisation
Draxl, Anna-Katharinamigration and language, education
Fikar, Peterhuman centered technology, interaction design, user research, co-design
Flecker, Jörgsociology of work and employment, work organisation and relationships, labour market, transnationalisation, international comparative research
Flicker, Evavisual sociology/ film-/ media sociology, gender, organisation/ group dynamics
Friesenecker, Michaelurban studies, spatial and social inequalities, social area analysis
Gallistl, Veraageing, education
Grenz, Tilosociology of knowledge and culture, mediatisation, sociology of digitalisation, cybersecurity, interpretative social research, process-oriented methodologies
Hartmann, Vera old age, technology, quality of life, health
Herr, Benjaminreproduction work and platform-based labor
Holzinger, Claramigration, education, sociolinguistics
Kazepov, Yuriinternational urban sociology, comparative social policy
Knopp, Philipppolicing, protest and social movements, surveillance studies
Kogler, Raphaelachildhood, qualitative social research, participatory research, appropriation of space, social space
Kolland, Franzageing, education, life styles, sociology of developing countries
Krucsay, Britasociology of culture, power structure and orders of knowledge, inconsistencies and ambivalences, transgressive research
Malschinger, Paullabour market, education, transition research, gender inequalities
Marent, Johannesmedia sociology, biographical research, knowledge and science communication
Mataloni, Barbarayouth, leisure time, agency, vulnerability, longitudinal research
Mauerer, Germindefamily, masculinity, qualitative social research, gender and social inequality, health
Mayer, Elisabethbibliografical research, visual sociology, image analysis, qualitative research
Mijic, Anasociology of knowledge and culture, sociology of identity and ethnicity, sociological theory, objective hermeneutics
Mittlmeier, Annalenasocial robotics, sociology of knowledge, sociology of culture, system theory, interpretative social research
Mocca, Elisabettaurban politics, transnational municipal cooperation, post-growth politics
Mühlböck, Monika

labour market policy, youth unemployment, social inequality, representation, public policy, European integration, quantitative methods

Neuhauser, Johannalabour migration, gender and intersectionality, global inequality/north-south-conditions, Latin America
Parisot, Viktoriaageing and education, care
Parzer, Michaelculture, social inequality, migration, interpretative social research
Pfadenhauer, Michaelasociology of knowledge, social constructivism, mediatisation, social robotics
Quinz, Hannahsociology of labor, social inequality, inequality of wealth distribution, efficiency and recognition, social research
Reinprecht, Christophmigration, urban life contexts, political sociology, social inequality
Riederer, Bernhardfamily (and personal relationships), quality of life, social inequality
Riffer, Floriansocial inequality, transnatoinalism, ideologies of inequality,far-right politics, critical men's studies
Rohner, Rebekkaageing, social inequality, security
Schadauer, Andreassocial inequality, research on discrimination and racism, social studies of science, social studies of social sciences, empirical social research
Scheibelhofer, Elisabethinterpretative social research, migration, mobility, transnational social spaces
Schels, Brigitte Katrinsocial inequality, sociology of labor market, quantitative methods of longitudinal survey, career choice, transition school -employment, gender inequality
Schlechter, Mariasociology of culture, social inequality, mediatisation, interpretative methods
Schlembach, Christopherhistory of sociology, social theory, sociology of deviance, sociology of organizations, safety culture
Schmidt, Eva-Mariafamily and gender, parenthood, paid and unpaid labor, childhood and youth
Schnelzer, Judithspatial and social inequality, migration, sociology of space, urban sociology
Siegert, Christinaemployment market and social policies, poverty, caring, feminist economy, empirical social research
Steiber, Nadiasocial stratification and social inequality, education and social mobility, employment, family, ageing, well-being/health, quantitative methods
Trimarchi, Alessandrademography, family, intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic status, social stratification and inequalities
Urbaniak, Anna Pawlinaageing, life-course transitions, social exclusion, qualitative social research
Valls Casas, Onasociology of education, educational transitions, educational inequalities, youth, panel and longitudinal analysis
Vogl, Susannemethods of social research, family sociology, sociology of deviant behaviour, childhood sociology
Vogtenhuber, Stefansocial stratification, education, skill formation and training, labour market, employment, quantitative methods, data visualization
Wolf, Margaritainterpretative social research, visual sociology, biographic research, national socialism and afterlife of concentration camps in Austria and Germany
Zartler, Ulrikefamily, childhood, divorce, qualitative social research
Zuccato-Doutlik, Marlies

family, parenting, gender, divorce, qualitative methods in social research