Research Platform Center Interdisciplinary 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 Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Innsbruck)


The Research Platform Gender Studies is committed to a plurality and diversity of methods and theories.

 Interview with Nikita Dhawan about the Research Platform in the year 2015 (Video)

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 Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Innsbruck (CGI) comprises “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:

  • Theorizing the Body
  • Auto/Biography - De/Reconstruction
  • Gender relations of migrant societies
  • Language and Gender
  • Interpersonal violence and gender
  • Care: Relations, Rights & Policies
  • Doctoral network

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

Affiliated Organisational Units

Faculty of Architecture

Faculty of Biology

Faculty of Business and Management

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

Faculty of Catholic Theology

Faculty of Teacher Education

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences


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