Katja Chmilewski, MA

Junior Researcher

Research Interests

  • Feminist Theory
  • Theories of Democracy
  • Theories of the State
  • Gender Equality Policies
  • Labor and Welfare Policies


Katja Chmilewski currently works as Junior Researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna. She studied Political Science at the universities of Marburg (BA) and Vienna (MA). In her master thesis, she dealt with materialistic and poststructuralist feminist theories. 2013–2014, she worked as a research assistant in the project “Affective Labor of Employment Agents. Transformation of Public Services in Austria, Germany and Switzerland”. As part of an international comparative project she currently researches on gender equality policies in Austria and Germany. In her dissertation project she analyses processes of precarization and informalization of labor relations and perspectives of trade unionism.


Katja Chmilewski, MA
Department of Political Science
University of Vienna
Universitätsstraße 7
A-1010 Vienna
Phone: +43-1-4277 49407
Email: katja.chmilewski@univie.ac.at
Room: D 0207


Selected Publications

  • Sexarbeit in Wien. Unausgeschöpfte Emanzipationspotenziale und hegemoniale Beharrungskräfte im Novellierungsprozess des Wiener Prostitutionsgesetz 2011, in: Femina Politica. Zeitschrift für feministische Politikwissenschaft, 21(2), 2012 (together with Eva Klambauer und Ilse Koza).