Thomas Walli

Senior Scientist

WALLI Thomas

Department of Political Science
University of Innsbruck
Universitätsstrasse 15
A-6020 Innsbruck


phone: +43 512 507-70102 | +43 676 8725 70102
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.45
consultation hours: as arranged by e-mail

  • Science and Technology Studies; Science Communication
  • European Economic and Social Committee; European Parliament
  • Italian Politics; Italian Contemporary History
  • Political Philosophy

Academic positions

  • as of 2019 Senior Scientist, Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck
  • as of 2019 Editor, Austrian Journal of Political Science (OZP)
  • as of 2016 Research Associate, Innsbruck Center for European Research (ICER)
  • 2018–2019 Research Assistant (science communication and science/project management), Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck
  • 2018 Research Assistant (especially EGTC "Euregio Tyrol - South Tyrol - Trentino", local elections in Austria), Department of Media, Society and Communication, University of Innsbruck
  • 2014–2018 Assistant of the Research Coordinator, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Innsbruck
  • 2016–2018 Research Assistant and Tutor in European Politics (multi-level parliamentarism, EU's trade policy), Innsbruck Center for European Research (ICER)
  • 2014–2016 Research Assistant and Tutor in International Relations (Nuclear Weapons and Digital Discursive Spaces and Emotionality and the Nuclear Order), Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck

Education and additional training

  • 08/2023: "STS Summer School @ Harvard", Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard Kennedy School and Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (USA)
  • 07/2022: "Introduction to R: Data Processing and Basic Statistics", Innsbruck Summer Seminar on Methods of Empirical Social and Educational Research 2022, University of Innsbruck
  • 09-10/2021: "Summer School Technikkommunikation", Wissenschaft im Dialog and acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering, Munich (D)
  • 09/2016: Summer School "Wissenschaft kommunizieren!”, Wissenschaft im Dialog and Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft, Salzburg (A)
  • 2015 Certificate of Third-Party Fund Management, University of Innsbruck
  • as of 2014 ongoing training in science communication, Science and Technology Studies, science management, project administration
  • 2011–2019 Studies: Political Science, History, and Philosophy at the University of Innsbruck and Università degli studi di Pavia

I regularly teach the following courses:

  • VU Science and Society: Introduction to the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge, Science Policy Studies and Science Communication (interdisciplinary elective course for PhD students)
  • VU Political Theory - advanced level: Fascism - Totalitarianism - Democracy (Bachelor's Programme Political Science)
  • VU Italian Politics (Bachelor's Programme Political Science)
  • PS European Integration - Introductory Level (Bachelor's Programme Political Science)
  • Excursions to Nazi Concentration Camp Memorials (all study programs, all faculties)
  • as of 2020: supervisor of bachelor theses on Italian Politics and Political Theory
  • Marianne-Barcal-award 2018 by the City of Innsbruck
  • Merit-based scholarship 2018/2019, University of Innsbruck
  • Merit-based scholarship 2017/2018, Autonomous Province Bolzano – South Tyrol
  • Merit-based scholarship 2016/2017, University of Innsbruck
  • Best-Paper-Award 2017 by historia.scribere 9
  • Runner-Up-Award 2016 by historia.scribere 8
  • politika - South Tyrolean Political Science Association/Südtiroler Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft/Società di Scienze Politiche dell'Alto Adige/Südtiroler sozietà per scienza pulitica
  • Innsbruck Center for European Research (ICER)
  • Research Center Social Theory, University of Innsbruck (affiliated member)
  • Geschichte und Region / Storia e regione
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft (ÖGPW)
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