New project: EU border security and gender

We are happy to announce the approval of our research project “Risky Borders. Gender and Race in Border Security” by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)! Saskia Stachowitsch, Julia Sachseder and their team will conduct this research over the next four years at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna and at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip).


The project examines the role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) in the reproduction and transformation of gender and racial inequalities and insecurities. In several case studies on border security operations in the Mediterranean Sea, particular focus will be placed on risk analysis in this process.

Estimated project start: fall 2020, total funding: € 490,000.
More about the project