Research group Interpersonal Violence and Gender

Mitglieder der Forschungsgruppe


Caroline Voithofer

affiliation: Department of Legal Theory and Future of Law, University of Innsbruck
research focus: autonomy & law, Legal Philosophy and Theory, Empirical Legal Studies, Adult Protection Law, Medical and Health Law, Legal Gender Studies, Family Law, Civil Law
research methods: legal interpretative, legal comparative, empirical legal studies, critical discourse analysis


Iris Christina Erlacher (2nd spokesperson)

affiliation: Master Programme: Gender, Culture and Social Change, University of Innsbruck
Master Thesis (Working Title): Femicide and the Media. A Qualitative Analysis of selected Media Reportings on Lethal Violence of Men against Women. (Department of Psychosocial Intervention and Communication Studies)
research focus: violence, violence against women, femicide (in particular during or after an intimate relationship), media reporting on (lethal) violence against women, dynamics of violence in context of intimate relationships
research methods: qualtitative and quantitative empirical methods

Michaela Bstieler

affiliation: Department of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck
research focus: Social and Political Philosophy, Theories of Violence and Vulnerability, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Everday Life research methods: Phenomenology, Genealogy 

Michael Ganner

affiliation: Department of Civil Law, University of Innsbruck
research focus: autonomy & law, Law of the Elderly, Adult Protection Law, Medical and Health Law
research methods: legal interpretative, legal comparative, empirical legal studies

Julia Ganterer

affiliation: Institute for Social Work and Social Pedagogy, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany.
research focus: violence in gender and generational relations, discourses of beauty and power, gender diversity/gender identities; research theories: phenomenology, intersectionality
research methods: feminist phenomenology, hermeneutics, documentary method

Michaela Hirner

affiliation: Department of Educational Science, University of Innsbruck
research focus: Critical Masculinity Studies, homonationalism, biopolitics/ necropolitics, symbolic violence, masculinity in the family context, violence against women and violence against children, feminist family studies, attachment theory, child abuse and neglect, post-structuralism
research methods: Media Analysis, grounded theory, emotional sociology, postmodern narrative techniques, autoethnography, qualitative interview

Gertraud Ladner
Institut für Systematische Theologie

affiliation: Department of Systematic Theology, University of Innsbruck
research focus: Feminist Theology and the category of gender in theological-ethical topics; constructions of gender and the evil; (sexualized) violence in social vicinity and in institutions (especially in the Roman Catholic Church); relational ethics and sexual ethics; care ethics; care in family context; cross-cutting issue: development of Feminist Theology; women´s spirituality at turning points in personal life; genetic and reproductive technology from a feministic-theological perspective
research methods: critical feminist-theological hermeneutics, memory work, content analysis, text-comparative methods

Gundula Ludwig

affiliation: Center Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck
research focus: Queer-Feminist Perspectives on Theories of State, Democracy and Power/ Body- and Biopolitics/ Queer-Feminist Theories on Subjectification/ Political Economy, Gender and Heteronormativity/ Violence and Gender/ History of Bodies and Medicine

Anna Lustig

Marion Näser-Lather

affiliation: Department of History and European Ethnology, University of Innsbruck
research focus: Discrimination and sexualised violence in the higher education context, violence as a constitutive element of organisational cultures, digitalisation, protest research, research in sensitive fields
research methods: Ethnography (participant observation, interviews), intersectional research, grounded theory


Heidi Siller

Affiliation: Institut für Psychologie, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Österreich
Forschungsschwerpunkte: Gewaltforschung (vor allem Gewalt gegen Frauen), Psychotraumatologie, Lehre und Gender Medizin, Diskriminierung, Intersektionalität
Forschungsmethoden: bevorzugt qualitative Forschung, Grounded Theory, Inhaltsanalyse, Thematische Analyse, Memory Work


Theresia Vogel

affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
research focus: Violence (especially violence against women), psychotraumatology, mistreatment and discrimination (particularly in academia), intersectionality
research methods: qualitative research methods such as, grounded theory, content analysis, thematic analysis, memory work


Sabine Wallner

affiliation: Institute of Sociology, University of Innsbruck
Working title of the dissertation: Filmic Constructions of Sexualized Violence. A feminist film-sociological analysis in intersectional reflection.
research interests: Sociology of film and media, social theory from an intersectional perspective, intersectionality research, intersectional violence research, gender and heteronormativity, gender and sexuality.
research methods: qualitative social research, sociological film and video analysis, grounded theory methodology, social structure analysis

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