Born in Bad Aussee, Austrian citizen, educated in Austria, Germany and Mexico. 1988: Ph.D. in philosophy (epistemology of history) at the University of Vienna.
President of the 54th International Congress of Americanists, Vienna July 15-20,2012.
"a.o. Universitätsprofessor" (associate professor) for Modern History since 2000. "Habilitation" (senior teaching qualification in terms of Austrian Higher Education Law) with the book Macht über Mägen (Power over stomachs).
Co-Director of the European Master Erasmus-Mundus program (European Union Program of co-operation and mobility in the field of higher education) Global Studies. A European Perspective, Faculty of History and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna.
Commissioner for Joint Study Program for Latin America Outgoing at the University of Vienna.
Commissioner for University of Vienna collaborations with universities in Latin America.
Member of the Faculty of History and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna/Austria since 1990.
Member of the Faculty at the Centre for Peace and Development Studies at the University of Castellón/Spain, and the Master of Arts Program in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
2002-2007 Member of the Board of Experts for European Union Program of High Level Scholarships for Latin America (ALßAN).
Member of the Commission on Development Issues (KEF) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.
Member of the jury for "The Historical Book" at H-Soz-u-Kult: Forum for online communication in the historical sciences.
Austrian coordinator for Asociación de Historiadores Latinoamericanistas Europeos (AHILA).
Facilitator of political constellation work and member of International Forum Political Constellations (IFPA).
Visiting professor at the University of The State of Mexico (UAEM), at the Universidad de la Tierra in Oaxaca (UNITIERRA), Mexico, at the Department of International Relations at the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA), Heredia at the Department of Modern History of the Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and at L'Universitée Sorbonne Nouvelle,
1980-81 American Field Service (AFS) scholarship to Bolivia and Argentina
1985 Austrian Government grant for research at the Ibero-American Institute (IAI), Berlin (Germany)
1986/1987 Mexican Government grant (Relaciones Exteriores) for Latinamerican Studies at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
1996-1998 Research grant (Charlotte Buehler grant) by the Austrian Science Funds (FWF) for two years of research in Mexico
2005 Research grant by the Culture and Science Department of the City of Vienna (MA 7)
2008 Visiting fellowship at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA (CES)
2010 Visiting fellowship at University of California Santa Barbara, CAL, USA (Global Studies)