Research Platform Center for Gender Studies Innsbruck (CGI)


Assoz. Prof. Dr. Kordula Schnegg (Department of Ancient History and Ancient Oriental Studies)

Deputy Head

ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Manfred Auer (Department of Organisation and Learning)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dora Lisa Pfahl (Department of Educational Science

ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Maria A. Wolf (Department of Educational Science)


Mag. Julia Tschuggnall, BA  (RP Center for Gender Studies Innsbruck)

Research Objectives

Gender studies address the social and cultural construction of “gender”, while outlining the hierarchical relations of power. Gender is understood as a central structural category of our social reality. The Research Platform Gender Studies is committed to a plurality and diversity of methods and theories.

The aim of the Research Platform Gender Studies is:

  • to consolidate Gender Studies at the University of Innsbruck by intensifying networks as well as through a more intensive and extensive exchange of information
  • to enhance the links to international research
  • and to disseminate research findings in order to contribute towards gender democracy by linking academic scholarship with social transformation

The Research Platform Center for Gender Studies Innsbruck (CGI) comprises of “RESEARCH AREAS” and “RESEARCH NETWORKS AND GROUPS”.


  • Body – Health – Normativity
  • Subjectivity – Power – Narration
  • Socio-economic and Political Transformation


The research groups function as internal discussion groups as well as platforms for exchange of academic scholarship with scientists at other Austrian as well as international research contexts. The Research Platform Gender Studies encompasses the following five research groups or research networks:

  • Research network “Gender, Care and Justice”
  • Research group “Körpertheorien – Theorizing the Body”
  • Research group “Auto/Biography – De/Reconstruction”
  • Research group “Gender relations of migrant societies”
  • Research group “Gender- and Queer-Linguistics“
  • Research Group "Language and Gender"

In addition to the research areas and research groups, there are numerous research projects within the Research Platform Gender Studies.

 Interview with Nikita Dhawan (Video)

Affiliated Organisational Units

Faculty of Biology

Faculty of Economics and Statistics

Faculty of Educational Sciences

Faculty of Philosophy and History

Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science

School of Catholic Theology

Faculty of Teacher Education

Faculty of Business and Management

School of Social and Political Sciences

Involved Research Centres/Doctoral Programmes


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