Latest publication: “Authoritarian Right-Wing Populism as Masculinist Identity Politics. The Role of Affects”

The most recent publication by Prof. Dr. Birgit Sauer was recently published as an article in the book “Right-Wing Populism and Gender – European Perspectives and Beyond” by Gabriele Dietze and Julia Roth.
The article is entitled “Authoritarian Right-Wing Populism as Masculinist Identity Politics. The Role of Affects”.

New examination dates for lectures M1a and BAK 14 from the winter semester 2019/20

The next examination dates for the lectures M1a and BAK 14 from the winter semester 2019/20 are

M1a: May 11th, 3 pm

BAK 14: May 14th, 1 pm

The exam is held online as “Digital written exam with a downloadable exam sheet”.
Further information can be found in the following document:


The MICREATE project has published the first policy brief!

Omission of office hours from March to September 2020 due to research leave semester

In the summer semester (March-September 2020) Prof. Dr. Birgit Sauer is on research leave.
Therefore there will be no office hours during this period.

Book presentation “Governing Affects” on 12 March, 6.30pm-8.00pm

Dr. Otto Penz and Prof. Dr. Birgit Sauer will present their latest publication on 12 March. The monograph “Governing Affects” deals with the changes in statehood in recent decades using the example of public services.

The book presentation will present various facets of the fundamental process of state and political transformation, such as the gender connotations of neo-bureaucratic work. Subsequently, two lectures by prominent representatives of an emotion-theoretical sociology will discuss further important political problems of the recent past. While Emma Dowling’s lecture will present the gender-specific emotional aspects of domestic and care work, Sighard Neckel’s lecture will focus on questions of democracy and post-democratic challenges posed by an emotionally charged right-wing populism and extremism.

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More information about the Event: Sauer_Penz_Einladung_Sujet Erlesenes Erforschen_03_2020

Postponement of Consultation Hour on 29.01. to 30.01. at 3-4pm.

Due to a bereavement the consultation hours on Wednesday, 29.01. have to be postponed to Thursday, 30.01. 3-4pm.

Book suggestion of the month: “Unaccompanied Children in European Migration and Asylum Practices”

The political, legal and social situation of unaccompanied refugee minors in Europe is the focus of my joint publication with Mateja Sedmak and Barbara Gornik. I talk about the background in an interview with the editorial team of uni:view.


Cancellation of Consultation Hour on 22.01.2020

Due to an urgent appointment the consultation hour will be canceled on 22.01.2020.

Latest publication: Capitalism in Transformation – Movements and Countermovements in the 21st Century

Change of Office Hour on 4.12. to 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Due to urgent appointments the office hours on Wednesday, 4.12., will be postponed to 3.30pm – 4.30pm.