Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Sieglinde Rosenberger

Deputy Speaker of the Centre "Religion and Transformation"

Academic position:

Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences


1995: Habilitation in Political Science
1984-89: Doctorate at the University of Innsbruck
1977-82: Studies of Economics and Political Science


2007: Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence
2003/04: Schumpeter Fellow at the Center for European Studies, University of Harvard
1996/97: Guest professorship of Gender Studies in Vienna
1998-96: Assistent of Political Science at the University of Innsbruck 

1991/92: Research Fellow of Women's Studies at the University of San Diego

Other activities:

Since 2007: Member of the Graudiertenkolleg „Vienna School of Governance"
2006-09: Coordination of VEIL (Values, Equality and Difference in Liberal Democracies)
Since 2006: Project Leader: Einstellungen und Erwartungen von Wiener SchülerInnen mit Migrationshintergrund
Since 2006: Member of the Senate of the University of Vienna
Since 2005: Advisor at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of European History and Public Spheres

Selective bibliography:

Tu felix Austria? The headscarf and the politics of 'non-issues'. / Nora Gresch; Leila Hadj-Abdou; Sieglinde Rosenberger; Birgit Sauer. In: Social Politics (4) 2008.

Religious citizenship versus policies of migrant integration: the case of Austria. / Julia Mourao Permoser; Sieglinde Rosenberger. In: Paul Bramadat; Matthias König (eds.): International Migration and the Governance of Religious Diversity. British Columbia University Press 2008.

Freiheit - Gleichheit - Ausschluss. Werte und Prinzipien in Debatten um muslimische Kopftücher. / Sieglinde Rosenberger; Birgit Sauer. In: Heike Brabandt; Bettina Ross; Susanne Zwingel (ed.): Mehrheit am Rand? Geschlechterverhältnisse, globale Ungleichheit und transnationale Handlungsansätze. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008, 165-188.

Islam at Issue. Anti-Islamic Discourse of the Far Right in Austria./ Sieglinde Rosenberger; Leila Hadj-Abdou. In: Brian Jenkins, Emmanuel Godin and Andrea Mammone: The Far Right in Contemporary Europe. New York 2008.

Political Parties and Religion. In: Contemporary Austrian Studies, 13. New Brunswick, NJ [u.a.]: Transaction-Publisher, 63-80. 2005.

Research projects in connection with RaT:

Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion (INEX)

Governing Integration: "The State Secretariat for Integration: Evaluating Policy Change in Immigrant Integration" (INEX)

Taking Sides: Protest Against the Deportation of Asylum Seekers (INEX)

VEIL. Values, Equality and Differences in Liberal Democracies. Debates about Muslim Headscarves (INEX)

Governing Difference. A challenge for New Democracies in Central and South Eastern European Countries (INEX)


INEX: Politics of inclusion and exclusion

European societies are undergoing important transformations due to increased immigration and the process of European integration. Given these developments states and societies are confronted with new conflicts and debates about inclusion and exclusion that are carried out within changing institutional arrangements. Moreover, old forms of difference like gender, class, religion and age gain new relevance.

INEX studies the challenges that the above-mentioned transformations pose for liberal democracies from a political science perspective with an emphasis on empirical research. The research framework takes into account three analytical dimensions: the legal dimension that accounts for formal rights, the participatory dimension that considers the specific individual and collective practices, and the cultural dimension that regards identities, communities and feelings of belonging.

For more information on current and recent research projects, see: http://inex.univie.ac.at/research/

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