Team


EDER Franz, Assoz.-Prof. Dr. (dean of studies)

EDER FranzDean of studies

Franz Eder is associate professor of international relations at the University of Innsbruck and a lecturer at the University of Applied Science BFI Vienna. He is currently the Dean of Studies at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Innsbruck.

In his research, he focuses on foreign policy analysis, US foreign and security policy, (counter)terrorism and methodological questions of the study of international relations. His recent publications include ‘Making Concurrence-Seeking Visible: Groupthink, Discourse Networks, and the 2003 Iraq War’ in Foreign Policy Analysis, ‘Cui Bono Scientia Politica? A Multi-Dimensional Concept of Relevance and the Case of Political Science in Austria’ in the Austrian Journal of Political Science, and Der Irakkrieg 2003 at Innsbruck University Press.


More information about Franz EDER
:

website: www.franz-eder.info
download: curriculum vitae

e-mail: franz.eder@uibk.ac.at
e-mail (dean of studies): studiendekan-sopo@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70112
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.51
consultation hours: Thursday 9:30 - 10:30 am (registration by e-mail)

GÄRTNER Reinhold, ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. (deputy head of department)

GÄRTNER ReinholdReinhold Gärtner studied at the University of Innsbruck (Mag.phil. 1984, Dr.phil. 1990) and was habilitated in 1995 at the Faculty of Social- and Economic Sciences. Since 1985 Gärtner has been at the Department of Political Science, since 2001 as ao.Univ.-Prof. He has been lecturing at the department since 1986.
Gärtner’s main focus in teaching is in the fields of Austria’s political System and Comparative Politics; besides, since the mid 1980ies Gärtner has also been involved in teachers advanced education (civic education).

The main fields of research are right wing populism and extremism, Austria’s political System, Politics of Remembrance, Comparative Politics and Civic Education.

Since 1997 Gärtner has been organizing courses for young persons affiliated to right wing extremist ideologies (in cooperation with the Higher Regional Court in Innsbruck).


More information about Reinhold GÄRTNER
:

download: curriculum vitae | teaching | publications

e-mail: reinhold.gaertner@uibk.ac.at
mobile: +43 680 204 75 64
phone: +43 512 507-70116
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.52
consultation hours: Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 am

GÖRÜS Yasemin

GÖRÜS YaseminSecretary

e-mail: yasemin.goerues@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70103
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.46


Office hours

Mon and Tue 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:30 - 3:00 pm

HAYEK Lore, MSc PhD

HAYEK Lore

More information about Lore HAYEK:

e-mail: lore.hayek@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70137
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.40
consultation hours: Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00 pm (registration by e-mail)

HELMS Ludger, Univ.-Prof. Dr.

HELMS LudgerLudger Helms, M.A. (Freiburg, 1993), Dr. phil. (Heidelberg, 1997), Habilitation (Humboldt, Berlin, 2001), is a Professor of Political Science (Chair of Comparative Politics) and Head of the Research Centre “Spheres of Governance”.

Before joining the University of Innsbruck in 2008, he has been a Senior Research Professor in the Department of International Relations at Webster University and a Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Council. He has formerly held positions or visiting affiliations at the University of Heidelberg, the University of Göttingen, Humboldt University, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, Barnard College/Columbia University, the London School of Economics, the University of Tokyo, LUISS, and Central European University. In 2019, he will be a Visiting Professor at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta.

His research focuses on comparative political institutions, political elites, executive politics and leadership in western democracies. He is the author of five books, some 50 book chapters, and more than 80 articles in learned journals. He also serves on the editorial board of several major journals, such as European Political Science, Government and Opposition, and The Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, and is the founding and lead editor of the Palgrave Studies in Political Leadership book series. He is currently co-editing The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives, forthcoming.


More information about Ludger HELMS
:

website: www.cprg.at
download: curriculum vitae

e-mail: ludger.helms@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70117
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.42
consultation hours: Tuesday 11:30 -12:30 pm

HERRERA-VIVAR María Teresa, Mag.

HERRERA-VIVAR María Teresa

María Teresa Herrera Vivar studied Ethnology at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima and Sociology, Political Science and Pedagogy at Goethe University Frankfurt. Since April 2016 she works as a scientific assistant at the Department of Political Science in the field of Political Theory and Gender Studies. Prior to that, she worked as a research assistant at the Department of Sociology at Goethe University (2008-2013) and was a doctoral fellow at the International PhD Programm „Democracy, Knowledge and Gender in a Transnational World“, Goethe University (2012-2015).

PhD project: „'We Act as if We Owned Documents': Activism of undocumented Latin American women in Germany“.

Her research and teaching interests include Gender and Queer Studies, Critical Citizenship Studies, decolonial/postcolonial feminist theories and methodologies, as well as Migration Studies.


More information about María Teresa HERRERA-VIVAR:

e-mail: maria.herrera-vivar@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70128
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.27
consultation hours: as arranged by e-mail

JENNY Marcelo, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.

JENNY Marcelo

More information about Marcelo JENNY:

download: publications

e-mail: Marcelo.Jenny@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70110
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.53
consultation hours: Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm

KARLHOFER Ferdinand, ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr.

KARLHOFER FerdinandMore information about Ferdinand KARLHOFER:

website: www.uibk.ac.at/politikwissenschaft/ferdinand-karlhofer

e-mail: ferdinand.karlhofer@uibk.ac.at 
phone: +43 512 507-70100
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.55
consultation hours: Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 am

LECHNER Lisa, Mag. Dr.

LECHNER Lisa

Lisa Lechner is Assistant professor for methods and methodology in political science at the University of Innsbruck. Before, she worked as postdoctoral researcher in the TRADEPOWER (ERC grant) project at the University of Salzburg. Lisa Lechner wrote her dissertation entitled “the political, social, and ecological weight of preferential trade agreements” at the University of Salzburg and McGill University.

In her research, Lisa studies international treaties, such as trade agreements, bilateral tax treaties, and environmental agreements, as well as national and international jurisdictions by dint of network- and text-analysis. Her research appeared in a number of peer-reviewed outlets, such as Review of International Political Economy, Review of International Organizations, International Interactions, and Global Environmental Policy. Beyond academic talks, Lisa Lechner held public speeches on trade. Among others she spoke at the OECD in Paris, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Berlin, and the Austrian Parliament.


More information about Lisa LECHNER:

website: www.lisalechner.com
download: curriculum vitae

e-mail: lisa.lechner@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70141
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.43
consultation hours: Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 am

MANGOTT Gerhard, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.

MANGOTT Gerhard

University Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science at the University of Innsbruck since October 2015. Specialization on International Relations and Security in the Post-Soviet region.

Associate Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science at the University of Innsbruck March 2003-September 2015.

July 2000-February 2003 Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Innsbruck.

Scientific Adviser on Post-Soviet Affairs at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip) in Vienna February 2009-2015
October 1991–June 2008 Permanent and Senior Research Fellow on Eastern Europe and the former USSR at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP) in Vienna. 

Lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna since 1995.

Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna since 2004

Studies in Political Science, History and Slavonics at the Universities of Innsbruck and Salzburg with a special focus on Comparative Political Science (political systems of Eastern Europe and the USSR) and International Relations.

Main Research Areas: Russian Domestic and Foreign Policy; Strategic Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Nuclear (weapons) programmes in North Korea (DPRK), Iran and Libya; US Foreign Policy; EU Energy Security in the gas sector


More information about Gerhard MANGOTT:

website: www.gerhard-mangott.at
download: curriculum vitae

e-mail: gerhard.mangott@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70118
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.49
consultation hours: as arranged by e-mail

MARIOTTO Camilla, Dr. (maternity leave)

MARIOTTO Camilla

Camilla Mariotto is PostDoctoral researcher at the Institute for Political Science in Innsbruck since December 2017.

She studied International and European Politics at the Università degli Studi di Trento (School of International Studies). She got her PhD at the Università degli Studi di Milano on a thesis entitled "Bicameralism of the European Union: Decision-making in the Conciliation Committee". In 2011 she was visiting scholar at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA).

In 2014 she worked as policy analyst at the start-up “Voices from the Blogs”, based in Milan. Since March 2015 she has been PostDoctoral Research Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and then at the Università degli Studi di Milano, where she was involved in a research on "Fiscal Policy in the multilevel governance of the European Union: ideas, negotiations and implementation". From 2016 to 2018 she was managing editor of the Italian Political Science Review.

Her primary research interests concern the politics and policy of the European Union, in particular legislative politics (the inter- and intra-institutional relations between the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union) and executive politics (implementation of the EU legislation and member states’ compliance), quantitative methods and formal models. Recently she has got interests in EU fiscal policies.


More information about Camilla MARIOTTO:

download: curriculum vitae

e-mail: camilla.mariotto@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70113
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.47
consultation hours: Tuesday 2:00-5:00 pm

MAURER Andreas, Univ.-Prof. Dr.

MAURER AndreasAndreas Maurer, Dipl.Pol. (Frankfurt/Main), MA / D.E.E.A. (College of Europe, Bruges), Dr.rer.soc. (Giessen) is a Professor and Jean Monnet Chair for Political Science and European Integration at the University of Innsbruck. He also acts as Senior Fellow of the German Institute for International and Security affairs (SWP), and as guest professor for EUIs School of Transnational Governance. Previous engagements at the Institute for European Politics, Bonn (1994-1997), the Jean Monnet Chair for Political Science at the University of Cologne (1997-2001), the Trans European Policy Studies Association - TEPSA, Brussels (1999-2001), and the German Institute for International Politics and Security (2001-2013). Within the European Parliament, Andreas worked as a detached national expert (2007-2008) and as a contractual administrator (2009-2011) for the Secretariat of its Committee on International Trade. Further engagements and fellowships at the IEP Paris, the Forward Studies Unit of the European Commission’s President, the European Parliament, the Fondation Guy Mollet, and the Foyer International d’Études Francaises. Andreas received the Science Award of the German Bundestag (2003) and the Media Prize of the Foreign Press Association, Berlin (2007). His research focuses on the European Parliament and interparliamentary cooperation in EU affairs, the theory and practice of multi-level parliamentarism, the EU’s and EFTA trade policies and the frameworks for European Soft law and interinstitutional agreements.

Recent publications:


More information about Andreas MAURER:

website: uibk.ac.at/politikwissenschaft/andreas-maurer

e-mail: andreas.maurer@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70119
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.50
consultation hours: Wednesday 10:30 am - 13:00 pm, Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (via Skype, only after registration by e-mail!)
During holidays:
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (via Skype, only after registration by e-mail!)

MOURÃO PERMOSER Julia, Dr., MAIS

MOURAO PERMOSER JuliaJulia Mourão Permoser is a member of the Department of Political Science of the University of Innsbruck since 1 April 2018. She has a Bachelor in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a Master in International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Vienna. Before joining the University of Innsbruck, she held research positions at the University of Vienna (Department of Political Science/Research Platform on Religion and Transformation/Department for Gender Equality) and at the Free University of Brussels (Institute for European Studies).

Her research centers on migration, the governance of diversity, the role of norms and values in politics, and on the challenges that dealing with pluralism pose to liberal democracy.


More information about Julia MOURÃO PERMOSER:

website: www.mourao-permoser.com

e-mail: julia.mourao-permoser@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 699 17393096
fax: +43 512 507-70199

NATTER Bernhard, Mag. Dr.

NATTER BernhardMore information about Bernhard NATTER:

e-mail: bernhard.natter@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70120
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.45
consultation hours: Monday 12:00 - 1:00 pm

PALLAVER Günther, Univ.-Prof. DDr.

PALLAVER Günther

Günther Pallaver is Professor of Political Science and Head of the Department  of Media, Society and Communication at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. Born in Bozen/Bolzano, doctor in philosophy (PhD) and doctor of civil and canon law (J.U.D), he studied in Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Verona and London. 1991 state examination of journalism in Rome, 1989-1995 journalist in Bozen/Bolzano. Since 1995 at the Departement of Political Science, University of Innsbruck. 1996 co-founder of the research team Mediawatch (Innsbruck/Vienna). Freelance collaborator with various print media and the RAI. Co-organisator of the Summer School on European Studies Innsbruck-Trento and the Winterschool on Federalism and Governance of the University of Innsbruck and Eurac Bozen/Bolzano.

Research fields: Comparative politics, political communication, federalism, (ethno)regional parties, ethnic minorities.


More information about Günther PALLAVER:

website: www.uibk.ac.at/politikwissenschaft/guenther-pallaver

e-mail: guenther.pallaver@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70121
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.54
consultation hours: as arranged by e-mail

PALLI Ellen, Fachoberinspektorin

PALLI EllenSecretary

e-mail: ellen.palli@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70101
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.46


Office hours:

Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon-Thu 1:30 - 3:00 pm

RIEDL Anja

RIEDL AnjaSecretary

e-mail: a.riedl@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70104
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.46


Office hours:

Thu-Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

SENN Martin, Assoz.-Prof. Dr. (head of department)

SENN Martin

More information about Martin SENN:

website: www.martin-senn.info

e-mail: martin.senn@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70124
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.39
consultation hours: Wednesday 11:45 - 12:50 am (please enrol online: https://bit.ly/2peVbWz)

TRAWEGER Christian, Ass.-Prof. Dr.

TRAWEGER Christian

Dr.rer.soc.oec., born.1958. studied in Innsbruck, 1985-2005 Department of Statistics, since 2005 Department of  Political Science - Data Science Unit. 1995 Founder and since 1996 advisor of “Institut für Marktforschung und Datenanalysen” (Market Research Company IMAD: www.imad.at ); 1992-2009 Director of the ASEA-Uninet Summerschools in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia und Philippines (Asian Studies Programs. Since 2009 Coordinator Summerschools Asia for Philippines (summerschool  February) and  Vietnam (summerschool  September). Since 2005 Honorary Consul of the Philippines (www.imad.at/consulate ); Guestprofessor and Visiting Professor at the University of New Orleans, University of the Philippines in Manila and at the University of San Carlos in Cebu, Philippinen.

Research: empirical social research, market research, polls, exit polls, political advising, campaigning, statistical data analysis; biostatistic research.


More information about Christian TRAWEGER
:

website: www.traweger.at

e-mail: christian.traweger@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70126
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.23
consultation hours: Tuesday, 2:30 pm

TROY Jodok, Dr. 

TROY Jodok

Jodok Troy is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. After studies of History, Theology, and Political Science he earned his PhD from the University of Innsbruck in 2008. He was a visiting scholar at The Europe Center at Stanford University (2016-2018), a research fellow at the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University (2007), an affiliate scholar of the Swedish National Defense College in Stockholm, and a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Bfi in Vienna.

His research focuses on international political theory, in particular on religion, ethics, the English School, and classical Realism.


More information about Jodok TROY:

website: www.jodok-troy.at
Download: curriculum vitae | publications

e-mail:  jodok.troy@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70123
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.37
consultation hours: as arranged by e-mail

UNTERHUBER Florian, MA

UNTERHUBER FlorianFlorian Unterhuber is university assistant (PhD) in the Department of Political Science. He obtained his Bachelor in Political Science and his Master in European and International Studies from the University of Innsbruck. Besides his activities as a teaching assistant, he worked on the submission of a funded research proposal on Sanction dynamics in the cases of North Korea, Iran and Russia with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Mangott.

His research interests focus on international security studies and particularly on conflict studies and sanctions.


More information about Florian UNTERHUBER
:

e-mail: florian.unterhuber@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70111
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.24
consultation hours: as arranged by e-mail

VAN MIERLO Trix, MA

VAN MIERLO Trix

Trix van Mierlo is writing her PhD at the Doctoral School Spheres of Governance: Institutions and Agency at the University of Innsbruck. Her research focuses on protest, contentious politics and social movement mobilization in consolidating democracies. She is doing a comparative study and is conducting fieldwork in three different subnational authoritarian enclaves. Furthermore, she teaches ‘Contentious Politics: Protestors and Rebels’.

Trix holds a master in Conflict Studies and Human Rights (University of Utrecht), for which she conducted fieldwork in Metro Manila, the Philippines in 2017. She thereby focused on causal mechanisms underlying social movement mobilization against extrajudicial killings in the ongoing war-on-drugs.


More information about Trix VAN MIERLO
:

e-mail: trix.van-mierlo@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70139
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.45
consultation hours: Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm (registration by e-mail)

WALLI Thomas, MA

WALLI ThomasThomas Walli is Senior Scientist at the Department of Political Science. He is responsible for science management, science communication and the administration of research projects. He studied Political Science, History and Philosophy at the University of Innsbruck and Università degli studi di Pavia.


More information about Thomas WALLI
:

e-mail: thomas.walli@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70102
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.46
consultation hours: as arranged by e-mail

Office hours:
Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon-Thu 1:30 - 3:00 pm

WALTERSKIRCHEN Julian, MSc

WALTERSKIRCHEN JulianJulian Walterskirchen is a Project Assistant in the Department of Political Science where he supports Prof. Dr. Gerhard Mangott in implementing a research project on Sanction dynamics in the cases of North Korea, Iran and Russia: Objectives, Measures and Effects. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Innsbruck and a MSc in International Relations from the University of Essex.

Before joining the Department of Political Science, he worked as a consultant on the prevention of violent extremism for the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism in New York.

His research interests include Conflict and Security Studies, International Relations, quantitative methods, counter-terrorism and the prevention of violent extremism.


More information about Julian WALTERSKIRCHEN
:

e-mail: julian.walterskirchen@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70125
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.24
consultation hours: as arranged by e-mail

WATANABE Kohei, PhD

WATANABE KoheiKohei Watanabe studied Literatur (BA) and Sociology (MA) at the Seikei University and Musashi University (both Tokyo, Japan). After that, he studied Political Science (MA) at the Central European University, Budapest. He earned his PhD in Social Research Methodology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2017.

He worked as an entrepeneur and IT engineer until 2010. From 2014 to 2018 he was research assistant and research officer at the LSE and Oxford University. From 2018 to 2019 he has been Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University, Japan as well as Chief developer of the Quanteda Initiative, UK.

As of July 2019 he is postdoctoral researcher in the field of "Political Communication &
Digital Complexity" at the University of Innsbruck.

His research interests include international communication, political communication, media globalization, digital methods and quantitative text analysis.


More information about Kohei WATANABE
:

website: http://koheiw.net/
download: curriculum vitae

e-mail: watanabe.kohei@gmail.com
phone: +43 512 507-70114
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.44
consultation hours: as arranged by e-mail

WILLUMSEN David, Dr. (teaching coordinator)

WILLUMSEN David

David Willumsen has worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher (Universitätsassistent) at the University of Innsbruck since October 2016. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute, Florence, which he defended in December 2013, having spent four months as an exchange student at ETH Zürich in 2011. Before moving to Innsbruck, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at LMU Munich, working on a project on the effects of staggered membership renewal in upper chambers. He has also previously taught and worked as a researcher at the University of Zurich. His thesis has been published under the title The Acceptance of Party Unity in Parliamentary Democracies (Oxford University Press) in 2017, and he has published research articles in journals such as Electoral Studies, European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Party Politics, and West European Politics.


More information about David WILLUMSEN
:

e-mail: david.willumsen@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-70122
fax: +43 512 507-70199

room: w 2.38
consultation hours: Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00 pm (registration by e-mail)

WINTERSTEIGER Mario, Dr. 

WINTERSTEIGER MarioSince April 2017, Mario Wintersteiger has a scientific position at the Institute of Political Science. He contributes to the publication of the Austrian Journal of Political Science as the journal’s Managing Editor.

Academic short biography: studies of political science at the University of Salzburg (Master’s degree in 2007; Doctor’s degree in 2011); various scientific functions since 2005, including the following: lecturer for various institutes (political science, history) and study programs (including Bowling Green State University’s Academic Year Abroad) since 2009; 2016-2017 project administrator of the ‘Erasmus+’-project euroPS; guest seminars at the Cyril and Method University in Skopje and the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology in 2017; currently lecturer at the University of Salzburg and scientific assistant at the University of Innsbruck.


More information about Mario WINTERSTEIGER
:

e-mail: mario.wintersteiger@uibk.ac.at

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