Teaching

Here is an online overview of all lectures and courses held at the University of Vienna.

Research Practice: Risky Borders – Border (in)security and social inequalities. (Winter 2020)
with Julia Sachseder

Date: Wed. 07.10.2020 until 27.01.2020, 11:30-14:45 online
Further information can be found here.

Seminar for MA (Winter 2020)

Date: Tue. 13.10.2020, 10:00-12:00, Tue. 02.11.2020., 01.12.2020., 12.01.2021, 10:00-14:00 online
Further information can be found here.

Research Practice: Gendered (in)securities – From armed conflict to sports mega-events. (Summer 2020, in english)
with Josefa Stiegler

Date: Tue. 10.03.2020 until 30.06.2020, 11:30-14:45 online
Further information can be found here.

This course discusses a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of (in)security in political science, international relations, and security studies. Students will be familiarized with a critical understanding of gendered (in)securities as a diverse range of societal issues and processes, such as armed conflict, militarism, urban development and sports mega-events.
We will tackle the complex relations between the theoretical perspectives put forward by different schools of critical (feminist) security studies and address the methodological challenges that arise from different understandings of (in)security on the basis of empirical examples.
The seminar is divided into two sections: 1. guided reading, presentation and discussion of core texts to develop the theoretical and methodological foundations; 2. development, presentation and implementation of students’ own research concepts. This process is accompanied by feedback from the group and the course leaders.

Seminar for MA (Summer 2020)

Date: Wed. 11.03.2020, 10:00-12:00, Thu. 26.3., 07.05., 28.05.2020, 10:00-14:00 online
Further information can be found here.

Seminar for MA (Winter 2019)

Date: Tue. 15.10.2019, 10:00-12:00, Wed. 13.11.2019, 11.12.2019, 15.01.2020, 10:00-14:00  oiip, Berggasse 7, 1090 Vienna
Further information can be found here.

Lecture: Gender and politics – Re-thinking the military. Women and men in the armed forces. (Summer 2019)

Date: Wed. 06.03.2019 until 26.06.2019, 11:30-13:00 Hörsaal 42 HGB, 2nd floor, staircase 7
Further information can be found here.

Seminar for MA (Summer 2019)

Date: Thu. 21.03.2019 10:00-12:00, Thu. 02.05., 23.05., 27.06.2019 10:00-14:00, Konferenzraum (A222) NIG 2nd floor
Further information can be found here.

Research Seminar: Militarism and Militarization. Theoretical Concepts and Geopolitical Challenges. (Winter 2018/2019)

Date: Wed. 10.10.2017 until 30.01.2017, 11:30-14:45, Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2nd floor
Further information can be found here.

Seminar: International Politics and Development – Border (In)securities. Border Studies in Insecure Times. (Summer 2018)

Date: Wed. 07.03.2018 until 27.06.2018, 11:30-13:00, HS 1 (A212), NIG 2nd floor
Further information can be found here.

Bachelor’s seminar (Summer 2018)

Date: Wed. 07.03.2018 until 27.06.2018, 13:15-14:45 , SR 1 (A228), NIG 2nd floor
Further information can be found here.

Research seminar: New perspectives on global security (Winter 2017/2018)

Date: Wed. 11.10.2017 until Wed. 31.01.2017, 11:30-14:45, HS 2 (A218), NIG 2nd floor
Further information can be found here.

Seminar: Gender and Politics – Feminist Security Studies (Winter 2015/2016)

Date: Wed. October 7th 2015 until Wed. January 27nd 2016, 11.30-13.00, HS 3, NIG 2nd floor
Further information can be found here

Master seminar: The Personal Is International. Feminist Theories in International Relations (Summer 2014)

The course teaches feminist theories in International Relations. Students are introduced to different approaches from Feminist International Relations, Security Studies, and Global Political Economy and engage with the gendered implications of the shifting relationship between local/global, national/international, and state/market. These perspectives are applied to individual case studies on current developments and phenomena such as neoliberal state transformations, transnational security regimes, global militarization, and changing conditions of social reproduction.

Master lecture: Military, State and Gender (Summer 2013)

The lecture examined historical and contemporary links between military institutions, state power, and gender relations. Students were introduced to approaches and theories central to the gender-sensitive analysis of the state, the military, war/peace, conflict, and security (e.g. feminist state theories, feminist international relations, security studies, masculinity studies, global political economy, peace and conflict studies, military sociology). Several case studies on military gender integration (USA, Israel, Austria) as well as issues of gender and private security, gender mainstreaming in international organizations, and gendered legitimizations of war were discussed.

Basic Course: Gender and Society – Relations Between Gender, Class, and Ethnicity (Summer 2008)

The course introduced students to theories on the relationship between gender and other structural and cultural categories of inequality, such as class, ethnicity, nationality, etc. Different approaches to the problem of overlapping structures of inequality (intersectionality, feminist materialism, post-colonial theory, etc.) were compared and discussed in the context of current social developments.

Seminar: ‘Give War a Chance’ – Social Science Theory on War (with Khaled Hakami, Department for Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna, Summer 2007)

The seminar provided a comparative overview of social science theories on war, with special focus on political science and anthropology.

Basic Course: War and Peace in the History of Political Thought (Winter 2006/07)

The course investigated the history of political ideas on war and peace, emphasizing the historical contexts in which they emerged.

Basic Course: War as a Form of Social Practice and Political Discourse (Summer 2006)

The course introduced students to social science definitions of war as a social process. The seminar looked into the relationship between war, military, government and society more broadly, highlighting the impact of war on social relations and particularly on gender hierarchies.

Lecture Series on War and the Military in Historical & Political Science (with Eva Kreisky and Peter Feldbauer, IPW and Department of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna, Winter 2005/06 and 2006/07)

The lecture series examined the issues of war and the military from an interdisciplinary perspective, bringing together scholars from political science and history to present different theoretical approaches to armed conflict and empirical examples of historical and contemporary cases of political violence (e.g. ‘new wars’, nation-state formation, state failure, rise and fall of ancient empires).