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Christina Liebhart, BA MA

Address:A-1090 Wien, Rooseveltplatz 2
Room:R 214
Phone:+43 (1) 4277-48144
eFax:+43 (1) 4277-848144
Office hours:by appointment only

Research Interests

  • Urban Studies, Housing Research
  • Migration and Inequality
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Political Ethics
  • Science and Technology Studies

Research projects

Quality of Life in a growing City.

Project management: Roland Verwiebe
Co-workers: Raimund Haindorfer, Christina Liebhart
Duration: 2017-2020
Funding: City of Vienna

This project encompasses a large empirical study on the living conditions in Vienna. The planned survey comprises interviews with more than 8000 people in Vienna. This study will be conducted for the fifth time and allows for extensive analysis in regard to various aspects of living conditions of different population groups in Vienna and systematic analyses on social change in the city over an almost 25 year period.
In addition to a detailed analysis of the year 2018, the project provides information about changes between survey waves (1995 until 2018). Important topics of the project are:

  • quality of life and subjective wellbeing
  • urban development, infrastructure and traffic
  • habitation and living environment
  • health and care
  • social integration
  • culture, leisure time and sport
  • compatibility of family and work life
  • environmental protection
  • satisfaction with work, labour market integration and economic development

Labor Market Integration of Refugees in Austria - A Longitudinal Analysis.

Project management: Roland Verwiebe, Bernhard Kittel
Co-workers: Raimund Haindorfer, Christina Liebhart, David Schiestl
Duration: 2016-2019
Funding: Anniversary Fund of the Austrian National Bank

This project was established as a cooperation between the Department of Sociology and the Department of Economic Sociology. In 2015 Austria belonged to a group of EU countries (including Sweden, Hungary and Germany) which received the largest number of refugees in relation to its population size. One urgent concern is the facilitation of these migrants’ economic self-sufficiency by integrating them into the labor market. Successful labor market integration depends largely on formal requirements, most notably recognized qualifications and language proficiency, but also on the extent of integration into other areas of society, including the integration into social networks or the identification with Austrian norms and values. This is the starting point for the present project which investigates the labor market integration of refugees and the interrelation of economic, social, and cultural integration using an online panel study with four waves. This will be combined with a number of expert interviews and problem-centered interviews among newly arrived refugees.

Rester en (Centre-)Ville (engl.: Staying in the (inner) City). Résistance et résilience de la ville ordinaire dans quatre quartiers de villes capitales : Paris, Lisbonne, Bruxelles, Vienne (REV)

Project management: Christoph Reinprecht
Co-workers: Christina Liebhart, Camilo Molina, Julia Angleitner, Sina Lipp
Duration: 2014-2015
Funding: Plan Urbanisme Constructión Architecture (PUCA), Ministère de l’Egalité des Territoires et du Logement

This project, established at the Paris Research Centre LAVUE (Laboratoire Architecture Ville Urbanisme Environnement, www.lavue-cnrs.fr) and managed in Paris by Yankel Fijalkow und Claire Lévy-Vroelant, examines the social and socio-spatial resistance resources in the central residential areas of four European capitals (relating to the institutions and to the people living and working there as well as to their interrelationships) compared with the tendency in all four cities towards metropolitanisation and related processes of economisation, functional change and power shifts. The research area in Vienna is the district of Volkert- und Alliierten, a traditional working-class and immigrant area showing increasing signs of gentrification. In particular, the study will ask whether and in what manner social and socio-spatial practices contribute to strengthening the urban fabric and resilience of the area. How is the change perceived by the residents and users, and what practices and strategies have they developed in order to defend themselves against a possible displacement?

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