Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Scheibelhofer, Privatdoz. M.A.
Elisabeth Scheibelhofer

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Scheibelhofer, E., & Boese, M. (Eds.) (2024). How do street-level bureaucracies shape migrant access to welfare? Current Sociology Monographs.



Scheibelhofer, E. (2024). Perspectives on migrant societies and subjectivities: Notes from the field. Manuscript in preparation. In Diversity and Difference - Perspectives of Subjectivation Research Studies in Subjectivation - Foundations and Approaches of Empirical Subjectivation Research

Holzinger, C., Scheibelhofer, E., & Draxl, A-K. (Accepted/In press). Wenn grenzüberschreitende Mobilität und Sprachkenntnisse den Zugang zu sozialer Sicherheit erschweren: Fallstudien aus Österreich. In L. Borelli, S. Kurt, & N. Ratzmann (Eds.), Die Verknüpfung von Migrationskontrolle und Sozialpolitik in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz








Scheibelhofer, E., Holzinger, C., & Regös, E. N. (2020). Navigating the labyrinths of transnational social security: experiences and meaning-making processes of EU migrants when accessing and porting social rights. In A. Amelina, E. Carmel, A. Runfors, & E. Scheibelhofer (Eds.), Boundaries of European Social Citizenship: EU Citizens’ Transnational Social Security in Regulations, Discourses and Experiences (Vol. 1). Routledge.

Scheibelhofer, E. (2020). Qualitative Forschung im Rahmen sozialwissenschaftlicher Drittmittelforschung – ein unüberbrückbarer Widerspruch? In M. Pfadenhauer, & E. Scheibelhofer (Eds.), Interpretative Sozial- und Organisationsforschung: Methodologie und Methoden, Ansätze und Anwendung in Wien (pp. 80-93). Beltz Juventa.

Regös, E. N., Holzinger, C., & Scheibelhofer, E. (2020). When vicinity divides: transnational social security in the cross-border region of Hungary and Austria. In A. Amelina, E. Carmel, A. Runfors, & E. Scheibelhofer (Eds.), Boundaries of European Social Citizenship: EU Citizens’ Transnational Social Security in Regulations, Discourses and Experiences Routledge.



Scheibelhofer, E. (2019). Potential of qualitative network analysis in migration studies – reflections based on an empirical analysis of young researchers’ mobility aspirations. In I. Sirkeci, T. Iosifides, C. DeTona, & A. Frisina (Eds.), Reader in Qualitative Methods in Migration Research (pp. 111-120). Transnational Press, London.


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These Tiny Differences". Subtle Forms Of Discrimination Experienced By Highly Skilled CEE Migrants in Vienna

Clara Holzinger (Speaker), Anna-Katharina Draxl (Speaker) & Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

Aug 2024

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


How highly qualified migrants from CEE-countries experience the importance of language skills on the labour market

Clara Holzinger (Speaker), Anna-Katharina Draxl (Speaker) & Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

14 Feb 2024

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science







Invited panellist for the discussion “Migration, Development and the Future of the EU”

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

5 Dec 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Migration, Development and the Future of the EU

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Invited speaker)

5 Dec 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Migrants’ Access to (transnational) Social Protection and Its Consequences for Social Inequalities

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science




Free movement revisited. Labyrinths of transnational social security for EU migrants

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

29 Aug 20171 Sep 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Im Labyrinth europäischer Systeme sozialer Sicherung. (Transnationale) Erfahrungen ungarischer MigrantInnen in Österreich

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker), Erika Nóra Regös (Speaker) & Clara Holzinger (Speaker)

13 Jun 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Navigating the labyrinth of social security systems. Expierences of EU migrants with portability of and access to social rights

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker) & Erika Nóra Regös (Speaker)

11 May 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Transnationale soziale Sicherheit als gelebte Realität innerhalb der Europäischen Union? Erfahrungen ungarischer MigrantInnen in Wien

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker) & Erika Nóra Regös (Speaker)

20 Apr 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



Invited speaker at the integration talks organised by Caritas „Arbeit, Lehre, Integration – Neue Ressourcen, neue Chancen“

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

2 Jun 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public



Shifting aspirations in migratory projects. Biographic reconstructions of mobility practices in second modernity

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

21 Apr 201525 Apr 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Wenn aus Flüchtlingen Zugewanderte werden.

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Invited speaker)

13 Dec 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


From transnational research to space – sensible concepts in migration research?

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

29 Aug 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Living conditions of refugees in rural zones in Austria

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

14 Nov 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Living conditions of refugees in rural zones in Austria

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

14 Nov 201315 Nov 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The consequences of a space-sensible approach to the study of migration and mobility

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

13 Jun 201315 Jun 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The consequences of a space-sensible approach to the study of migration and mobility

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Keynote speaker)

Jun 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Reflecting spatiality in migration research: A concept for a space-sensitive methodology.

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

10 Apr 201312 Apr 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Public space and issues of social integration.

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

11 Jul 2010

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The potential of a spatially sensitive methodology for the research of ethnicity.

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

11 Jul 2010

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Raumsensible Migrationsforschung. Ein Ansatz zur Überwindung des methodologischen Nationalismus

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

29 Oct 2009

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A space-sensitive approach to migration: New ways to migrant participation above the national level

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

5 Sep 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Escaping methodological nationalism - How migration research can profit from the sociology of space

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

5 Sep 2009

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Escaping methodological nationalism - How migration research can profit of the sociology of space

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

4 Sep 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


A space-sensitive approach to migration: New ways to migrant participation beneath and above the national level

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (Speaker)

3 Sep 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther




Department of Sociology

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1090 Wien
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elisabeth.scheibelhofer@univie.ac.at