Universität Innsbruck

Jennifer Hausberger, MMA 

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  • ab 05/2017 | Leitung der neu gegründeten Unterkunft für geflüchtete Frauen und alleinstehende Frauen mit Kindern bei den Tiroler Sozialen Diensten

seit 03/2017 | Kollegiatin des Doktoratskollegs „Dynamiken von Ungleichheit und Differenz im Zeitalter der Globalisierung“ am Forschungsschwerpunkt „Kulturelle Begegnungen – Kulturelle Konflikte“, Universität Innsbruck; Betreuer: Andreas Oberprantacher

seit 08/2016 | Flüchtlingsbetreuerin bei den Tiroler Sozialen Diensten

0105/2016 | Praktikum bei den Vereinten Nationen (UNODC), Wien

seit 2015 | Doktoratsstudium in Philosophie, Universität Innsbruck

20132015 | MA-Studium in Philosophie, Universität Innsbruck; Titel der Masterarbeit: „Thinking disruptively: the queer question in India“

 20132014 | NGO-Tätigkeiten in New Delhi am Centre for Social Research (Frauenrechtsorganisation) und in Mumbai für The Humsafar Trust (LGBTQ- und Gesundheitsorganisation)

20112013 | MA-Studium in Soziologie an der Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Indien

20082011 | BA-Studium in Soziologie, Universität Innsbruck


Human Rights revisited. A postcolonial reflection on the impact of human rights interventions on gender relations in the context of humanitarian refugee governance

The aim of this dissertation project is to explore and analyze from a postcolonial perspective how human rights interventions and humanitarian governance as applied to gender differences are constructed, articulated and negotiated within the current refugee context. The objective of the initial part of the thesis is to explain in a first step how human rights concepts originated and then how they are articulated in the 21st century, particularly with reference to the agencies and institutions responsible for the governance of refugees and to issues of gender differences. Since there is a strong trend of the growth and bureaucratization of humanitarian organizations – particularly in ‘our’ regions, which are certainly related to the processes of neo-liberal outsourcing of legal responsibilities – it is important to critically ask to which extent refugees are ‘managed’ within the humanitarian government and how certain gender differences are discursively produced by various international actors, government authorities and humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as by global and local refugee camps. Hence, the second part tries to explore and understand how the lives and behaviours of refugees – in particular women and queer refugees – are affected by and have an effect on neo-liberal states, institutions, NGOs and global refugee camps. This examination should not create the impression of the female or queer refugee as a mere passive and/or victimized subject, but rather tries to explore possible ways of agency and self-empowerment. The theoretical framework of this dissertation project is informed by feminist postcolonial theory and deeply linked to Foucauldian thought on power and governing.


  • Menschenrechte
  • Migrationsforschung
  • Postkoloniale Theorien
  • Gender- und Queer Studies


  • „Versuchslabor Armut“ (Dokumentarfilm) | Podiumsdiskussion im Rahmen der Global Campus Filmtage, Innsbruck,  28.11.2013


Doktoratskolleg „Dynamiken von Ungleichheit und Differenz im Zeitalter der Globalisierung“
Forschungsschwerpunkt „Kulturelle Begegnungen – Kulturelle Konflikte“
Raum: GEIWI-Turm, 11. Stock, Raum 4DG25
Mail: jennifer.hausberger[at]student.uibk.ac.at