Vita

Current Position

Senior Researcher at the Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research.


Work Experience

05/2020 – present

Privatdozentin (Senior Lecturer), Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Technical University of Munich, Germany.

03/2020 – present

Senior Researcher, Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy.

07/2015 – 02/2020 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Fellow Group “Dis[cover]ability and Indicators for Inclusion”, Munich, Germany.
07/2015 – 02/2020

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Chair of Sociology of Diversity, Technical University of Munich, Germany.

10/2016 – 03/2019 External Lecturer, Institute for Political Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Education

07/2017 – 04/2020 Habilitation, Technical University of Munich. Cumulative habilitation: Fostering Political  Participation, Representation and Well-Being: Why Diversity and Inclusion Governance Matters. Title “Privatdozentin” awarded in August 2020.
10/2011 – 02/2015 PhD in Political Science, University of Innsbruck. Dissertation: The Impact of Europeanization on Minority Communities: A Comparative Case Study across ‚Old‘ and ‚New‘ Member States.
2010 – 2015 B.A. in Scandinavian Studies, University of Vienna.
2005 – 2011 Mag. Phil. (M.A.) in English and American Studies, University of Innsbruck, awarded with distinction.
2005 – 2010 Mag. Phil. (M.A.) in Political Science, University of Innsbruck, awarded with dinstinction. Thesis: The EU Language Policies: Between Multilingualism, Minority Protection and English as the New Lingua Franca.

Teaching

SS 2021 Geschlechter- und Diversitätsforschung.V orlesung, BSc Gesundheitswissenschaft, Technische Universität München [Gender and Diversity Studies, Lecture, BSc Health Science, Technical University of Munich]
WS 2020-2021 Berufsfelder und Settings des Gesundheitswesens. Vorlesung, BSc Gesundheitswissenschaft, Technische Universität München [Occupational Fields and Settings in Health Care, Lecture, BSc Health Science, Technical University of Munich]
SS 2020 Sozialrechtliche Grundlagen. Seminar, BSc Gesundheitswissenschaft, Technische Universität München [Introduction to Social Law, Seminar, BSc Health Science, Technical University of Munich]
SS 2019 Geschlechter- und Diversitätsforschung. Vorlesung, BSc Gesundheitswissenschaft, Technische Universität München [Gender and Diversity Studies, Lecture, BSc Health Science, Technical University of Munich]
WS 2018-2019 Europäische Integration – Vertiefung: “Europäische Sozial-, Grund- und Menschenrechtspolitik”. Seminar, BA Politikwissenschaft, Universität Innsbruck [European Social, Fundamental and Human Rights Policy, Seminar, BA Political Science, University of Innsbruck]
WS 2018-2019 Sozialrechtliche Grundlagen. Vorlesung, BSc Gesundheitswissenschaft, Technische Universität München [Introduction to Social Law, Lecture, BSc Health Science, Technical University of Munich]
SS 2018 Migratory and Refugee Movements: Implications and Challenges for Health Care. Summer School, Technische Universität München
SS 2018 Verfassen wissenschaftlicher Qualifikationsarbeiten. Kolloquium, BSc Gesundheitswissenschaft, Technische Universität München [Academic Thesis Writing, Colloquium, BSc Health Science, Technical University of Munich]
WS 2017-2018 Europäische Integration – Vertiefung: “Europäische Sozial- und Grundrechtepolitik”. Seminar, BA Politikwissenschaft, Universität Innsbruck [European Social and Fundamental Rights Policy, Seminar, BA Political Science, University of Innsbruck]
WS 2017-2018 Sozialrechtliche Grundlagen. Vorlesung, BSc Gesundheitswissenschaft, Technische Universität München [Introduction to Social Law, Lecture, BSc Health Science, Technical University of Munich]
WS 2017-2018 Verfassen wissenschaftlicher Qualifikationsarbeiten. Kolloquium, BSc Gesundheitswissenschaft, Technische Universität München [Academic Thesis Writing, Colloquium, BSc Health Science, Technical University of Munich]
SS 2017 Migratory and Refugee Movements: Implications and Challenges for Health Care. Summer School, Technische Universität München
SS 2017 Sozialrechtliche Grundlagen. Vorlesung, BSc Gesundheitswissenschaft, Technische Universität München [Introduction to Social Law, Lecture, BSc Health Science, Technical University of Munich]
SS 2017 Europäische Integration: “Europäische Sozial- und Grundrechtepolitik”. Seminar, BA Politikwissenschaft, Universität Innsbruck [European Social and Fundamental Rights Policy, Seminar, BA Political Science, University of Innsbruck]
WS 2016-2017 Europäische Integration – Einführung: ”Einführung in die europäische Sozial- und Grundrechtepolitik”. Proseminar, BA Politikwissenschaft, Universität Innsbruck [Introduction to European Social and Fundamental Rights Policy, Proseminar, BA Political Science, University of Innsbruck]
WS 2016-2017 Internationale präventive, rehabilitative und sozialpolitische Entwicklungen. Seminar, BSc Gesundheitswissenschaft, Technische Universität München [International preventative, rehabilitative and social policy developments, Seminar, BSc Health Science, Technical University of Munich]
SS 2016 Migratory and Refugee Movements: Implications and Challenges for Health Care. Summer School, Technische Universität München
WS 2015-2016 Einführung in die Soziologie. Tutorium, Technische Universität München [Introduction to Sociology, Tutorium, Technical University of Munich]
  Political Science 2 (with Prof. Roberto Farneti) Freie Universität Bozen-Bolzano

Research Interests

  • Inclusion and participation of societally marginalized groups (e.g. migrants, national minorities, persons with disabilities)
  • Health and Social Innovation
  • Political Participation at the Regional Level / in Federal Systems
  • New Possibilities for Political Participation
  • Transnational Civil Society and Advocacy Networks
  • Comparative Analysis of Health Care and Welfare State Systems
  • Migration and National Minorities
  • Migration and Health
  • European Social Policy and Europeanization
  • Minority Protection in the EU
  • Civil Society Mobilization
  • Social Media and Europeanization

Grants, Honors and Scholarships

2020 MinMig – Accommodating Linguistic, Religious and Cultural Diversity Through A Comparative Analysis of Minorities’ and Migrants’ Claims. Research grant by the Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano, March 2020 – December 2021.
2019 SIM – Socio-Economic Integration of Migrants. Research grant by the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, April – September 2019.
2016 Friedwart Bruckhaus Förderpreis for young researchers 2015/16,  awarded by the Hanns-Martin Schleyer-Stiftung (5.000€).
2016 Finalistin for the Euregio JungforscherInnenpreis (Young Researchers Award), European Region Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino
2014 University of Innsbruck, Scholarship for Research Stays Abroad. Visiting graduate student researcher at the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington (Seattle), April-June 2014.
2013 ECPR Travel and Accommodation Grant. 250€ Grant for attending the ECPR General Conference in Bordeaux, September 2013.
2013 European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI) Grant. 300€ Grant for attending the ECPR Joint Sessions in Mainz, March 2013.
2011 – 2014 PhD Scholarship, Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy.
2011 Award for excellent completion of studies. Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy.

Memberships


Language Skills

  • German ⇒ native speaker
  • English ⇒ fluent (C2)
  • Italian ⇒ fluent (C2)
  • French ⇒ intermediate (B2)
  • Danish ⇒ intermediate (B2)
  • Spanish ⇒ basic (A1)
  • Russian ⇒ basic (A1)