Conferences

Conference presentations

2021 “The ‘Regionalization’ of ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Minority Identities”. 26th IPSA World Congress of Political Science “New Nationalisms in an Open World”, July 10-14, 2021.
2021 “Diversity Governance in Public Discourse: The Case of Migrant Organizations“. CES 27th International Conference of Europeanists “Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias”, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, online due to Covid-19, June 21-25, 2021.
2019 “Framing of Diversity Issues in Public Discourse and Electoral Campaigns: Migration and Disability Compared“. Conference “20 Years of Degree Programme in Social Work: Awakening, Continuity and Change“, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, November 21-22, 2019.
2019 “Behinderung, Selbst-Identifikation und (neue?) Formen politischer Partizipation“. 1. Kongress der Teilhabeforschung, September 26-27 2019, Berlin.
2019 “Disability and (new?) Possibilities for Political Participation in Regions“. 8th Annual ALTER Conference “Histories, Practices and Policies of Disability: International, Comparative and Transdisciplinary Perspectives”,  September 5-6 2019, Cologne.
2019 (with Katharina Kreissl) “Empowerment of female migrants through self-organized network structures – best practice models from Bavaria“. Fachtagung und wissenschaftliches Vernetzungstreffen der Diversity-Forschenden aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz “Von Diversity-Management zu Diversity & Inclusion?“, August 26-27 2019, St. Gallen.
2019 “Between Consolidated Autonomy and Separatist Claims: a European Perspective on Present-Day South Tyrol“. IPSA Diversity and Democratic Governance: Legacies of the Past, Present Challenges, and Future Directions? University of Sarajevo, Juni 12-15 2019, Sarajevo.
2019 “’United in Diversity’” in Regions: Ensuring Diversity Representation through Political Participation?” European Union Studies Association (EUSA) International Biennial Conference, 2019, Mai 09-12, Denver.
2019 “(New Forms of) Political Participation in Regional Diversity Contexts: Challenges and Opportunities“ PSA 69th Annual International Conference (Un)Sustainable Politics in a Changing World, Nottingham Trent University, April 15-17, Nottingham.
2019 “Diversity and (new?) Forms of Participation in Regions“ DVPW-Tagung “Governance of Big Transformations“, TUM School of Governance, March 21-23 2019, Munich.
2018 “Politische Partizipation in regionalen Diversitätskontexten“. ÖGPW Tag der Politikwissenschaft, University of Innsbruck, 29-30 November 2018, Innsbruck.
2018 “Diversität und politische Partizipation auf regionaler Ebene: Institutionen, Parteien und die Rolle der Zivilgesellschaft“. Diversity Netzwerktagung “Diversitätsforschung: Von der Rekonstruktion zur Disruption?“, Technical University of Munich, September 12-14 2018, Munich.
2018 “Diversity and Participation in Political Processes“. Institute for Comparative Federalism In-House Seminar, Eurac Research, Bozen/Bolzano, 22/07/2018.
2018 “Engaged Citizens, Sought-After Voters? Political Participation of Persons with Disabili­ties in Germany and Italy“. UACES 48th Annual Conference, September 2-5 2018, Bath.
2018 “Inklusion und Partizipation von Menschen mit Beeinträchtigung in Regionen – Bayern und Südtirol im europäischen Vergleich“. Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Bozen/Bolzano, 18/05/2018.
2018 “Engaged Citizens, Sought-After Voters? Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Germany and Italy“. Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Disability Studies and Disability Activism. May 2-4 2018, Malta.
2017 “Overcoming borders: The Europeanization of Civil Society Activism in the ‘Refugee Crisis’“. 11th EISA Pan-European Conference on International Relations, September 13-16 2017, Barcelona.
2017 Welfare State Systems and Notions of Solidarity in the ‘Refugee Crisis’: A Comparative Perspective. CES 24th Conference of Europeanists “Sustainability and Transformation“, Glasgow, July 10-12 2017.
2017 Welfare State Systems and Notions of Solidarity in the ‘Refugee Crisis’: A Comparative Perspective. 22nd ASN Annual World Convention, Columbia University, New York, May 4-6 2017.
2016 „Lastenverteilung“ oder „gemeinsame Verpflichtung“?  Zivilgesellschaftliche Diskurse und europäische Solidaritätskonzepte in der ‚Flüchtlingskrise‘, Jahrestagung Migrations- und Integrationsforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, September 12-13 2016.
2016 “Dividing Lines: Zivilgesellschaftliche Akteure als Wegbereiter gesellschaftspolitischer Bruchlinien im Rahmen der ‘Flüchtlingskrise’“ Sektionssitzung “Die Flüchtlingskrise: Zivilgesellschaftliche Akteure in der Problematisierung und Bearbeitung öffentlicher Probleme“ der Sektion Soziale Probleme und Soziale Kontrolle, “Geschlossene Gesellschaften“ – 38. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, University of Bamberg, September 26-29 2016.
2016 “The Europeanization of Minority and Disability Rights: A Comparative View“. Disability Studies Conference, Lancaster University, September 6-8 2016.
2016 “A ‘Common Commitment’: Civil Society and European Solidarity in the Refugee Crisis“. IPSA 24th World Congress of Political Science “Politics in a World of Inequality“, Poznan, July 23-28 2016.
2016 “Bottom-Up Europeanization and Transnational Civil Society Collaboration: Examples from the Refugee Crisis“ & “Otherness as a Prerequisite for Self-Identification: Europeanization and Identity Change Regarding National Minorities“ 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World“, Vienna, 10-14 July 2016.
2016 “Bottom-Up Europeanization and Transnational Civil Society Collaboration: Examples from the Refugee Crisis“ & “Europeanization and the Regionalization of National Minority Identity“ CES 23rd International Conference of Europeanists “Resilient Europe?“, Hilton Philadelphia Center City, 14-16 April 2016.
2016 “How Independence Movements Trigger Flexibility in the EU“ Jean Monnet Symposium “How Much Flexibility and Differentiation can European Integration bear?“, European Academy Otzenhausen, 07-10 April 2016.
2016 “’Dividing Lines’? Civil Society, Public Opinion and Migration Policy in Germany“ PSA 66th Annual International Conference “Politics and the Good Life“, Hilton Brighton Metropole, 21-23 March 2016.
2016 “The Europeanization of Minority and Disability Rights: A Comparative View“ 18th International Conference on Disability and Diversity, London, 25-26 February 2016.
2015 “The Securitization of Migration – the Role of Civil Society“. 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, European International Studies Association, Giardini Naxos, 23-26 September 2015.
2015 “Europeanization and the ‘Regionalization’ Of National Minority Identity“. Workshop Comparative Approaches to Identity Change: Macro, Meso and Micro Perspectives, ECPR Joint Sessions Of Workshops, Warschau, 29 March – 2 April 2015.
2015 “Minorities and Europeanization – Developments in ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Member States“. UACES CRN Centrifugal Europe Annual Research Symposium New Perspectives in European Studies: Europeanisation in the EU and the Neighbourhood, Queen’s University Belfast, 6-8 March 2015.
2015 “Old’ vs. ‘New’ Minorities – An Identity-Based Approach to the Distinction Between Autochthonous and Immigrant Minorities“. European Union Studies Association Biennial Conference, Boston, 5-7 March 2015.
2015 “Old’ vs. ‘New’ Minorities – An Identity-Based Approach to the Distinction Between Autochthonous and Immigrant Minorities“. Workshop Protecting And Including ‘New’ and ‘Old’ Minorities: Opportunities, Challenges, Synergies. Eurac Research, Bozen/Bolzano, 27 February 2015.
2014 “Unabhängigkeitsbewegungen in der EU. Differenzierte Integration und das ‘Europa der Regionen’ als Gegenmodell“. Conference Der Anfang vom Ende? Formen differenzierter Integration und ihre Konsequenzen, Europäische Akademie Berlin, 11-13 December 2014.
2014 “The impact of Europeanization on minority communities in ‘old’ member states: Italy and France”. Danish European Community Studies Association Annual Conference, Aarhus, 25-26 September 2014.
2014 “The Roma as an Autochthonous and as an Immigrant Minority: Towards A European Minority Protection Regime?” UACES Annual Conference, Cork, 1-3 September 2014.
2014 “’Old’ and ‘New’ Minority, ‘old’ and ‘new’ states – Roma integration as an example for transnational minority protection”. ECPR Graduate Student Conference, Innsbruck, 4-6 July 2014.
2013 “’Alte’ und ‘neue’ Minderheit, ‘alte’ und’ ‘neue’ Staaten – Roma Integration als Beispiel für transnationalen Minderheitenschutz”. Konferenz der deutschen, österreichischen und schweizer Gesellschaften für Politikwissenschaft, Innsbruck, 19-21 September 2013.
2013 Collaboration with National Parties as a Prerequisite for Actual Political Representation: The Case of the SVP in the Italian Parliament”. ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux, 4-7 September 2013.
2013 “The Road to Roma Empowerment: A Multi-Level Governance Approach”. Workshop Theoretical Approaches to Roma Empowerment, Budapest, May 28-31 2013.
2013 “The Impact of Internationalization and Norm Transfer on Minority Protection Policies”. ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Mainz, March11-16 2013.
2012 “Minority Protection in the EU: A Rationalist Bargaining Approach”. ECPR Graduate Student Conference, Bremen, 04-06 July 2012.

Conference Organization

2020 “Diversität ermöglichen – Ungleichheit reduzieren – Nachhaltigkeit sicherstellen: Herausforderungen und Handlungsansätze in Wissenschaft und Governance”. Workshop, Castle Ringberg, Kreuth, January 22-24 2020.
2016 “Sozialsysteme und Diversität: Forschungsfelder und Forschungsmethoden im interdisziplinären Vergleich”. Workshop in Cooperation with Prof. Susanne Elsen, Faculty of Education, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano. Brixen/Bressanone, September 19-20, 2019.
2014 Diversität als Strukturmerkmal moderner Gesellschaften? Workshop, Castle Ringberg, Kreuth, February 20-22 2019.
2013   2nd South-East African and European Conference on Refugees and Forced Migrants: Health in Diversity, Diversity in Health? (with Eva Nachtschatt) Pwany University, March 12-14 2019, Kilifi (Kenya).
2013 “Wem ‘gehört’ die Teilhabe? Nutzen, Bereitstellung und Verfügbarkeit von Teilhabe als Allgemeingut” (with Eva Nachtschatt), Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, December 6-7 2018, Munich.
2013 “Diversitätsforschung: Von der Rekonstruktion zur Disruption?” Member of the Program Committee for the Congress of Diversity Researchers from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Technical University of Munich, September 12-14 2018.
2011 – 2014 “Partizipation und Governance – Herausforderungen und neue Ansätze in Politik, Recht und Praxis” (with Elisabeth Alber), joint Workshop of the Fellow Group „Dis[cover]ability and Indicators for Inclusion 2015-2020“ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, the Chair of Sociology of Diversity at TUM and Eurac Research,  September 25-27 2017, Bozen/Bolzano.
2011 1st South-East-African and European Conference on Refugees and Forced Migrants: Social Care – Rights – Mutual Benefits? Pwani University, Kilifi (Kenya), August 2-3 2016.