Faculty 2009

Nikolaus Forgó

Portrait Nikolaus Forgó

Nikolaus Forgó (© Helge Krückeberg)

Professor of Law, Head of Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law, University of Vienna; Head of the LLM-program on information and media law at the University of Vienna.


Selected Publications: together with L. Feiler and M. Weiler: The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): A Commentary (2018); together with M. Helfrich and J. Schneider (eds.): Betrieblicher Datenschutz Rechtshandbuch (Corporate Data Protection) (3rd ed. 2019); together with M. Corrales Compagnucci, T. Kono, S. Teramoto and E. P. M. Vermeulen (eds.): Legal Tech and the New Sharing Economy (2020).



Peter Gerlich

Portrait Peter Gerlich (© SHS)

Peter Gerlich (© SHS)

Professor emeritus of Political Science, University of Vienna; former Dean of the School of Social and Economic Sciences; former Director of the Sommerhochschule; Visiting Professor at Stanford University (1981), Smith College (2002), and the Universities of New Orleans and Minnesota (2005-2006).


Selected Publications: National Consciousness and National Identity (1989); The Political Culture of Central Europe (1993); Changing Dimensions of Political Leadership (2000); Political Identity in a Time of Change (2004).

Ernest Gnan

Portrait Ernest Gnan

Ernest Gnan

Secretary General, SUERF – The European Money and Finance Forum; Honorary Economic Advisor to the Governor of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank; head of the OeNB’s Economic Analysis Division between 1999–2022; member of the European Central Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee from 2000–2022, and for over a decade expert member of the Austrian Fiscal Council; between 2010–2018 alternate member of the Austrian Competition Commission; giving numerous lectures on macroeconomics, monetary policy, EMU, European integration, and the financial and sovereign debt crisis; for several years adjunct professor at Webster University Vienna and lecturer at the German Association for Financial Analysts; since 2005, lecturer at the University of Vienna, and since 2006 lecturer at the Austrian Academy of Accountants; in 2019, awarded the title Professor by the President of the Republic of Austria in recognition of his contributions to science and research.

His publications cover monetary policy; central banking; inflation and inflation expectations; macroeconomic imbalances; financial markets, banking and financial regulation; globalisation; economic growth; economic, institutional and legal aspects of EMU; exchange rate policy, the European and international monetary system, banking and finance. 

Florian Haderer

Portrait Florian Haderer

Florian Haderer (© SHS)

Studies German Language & Literature, Political Science, History and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Language & Literature at the University of Vienna and in Zagreb; special education in German as a Foreign Language; German language trainer in Bolivia, Poland, Serbia, Croatia and in Austria (Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, University of Vienna, and public high schools); certified trainer for group dynamics and -empowerment; writes plays (for independent theaters). 

Claudia Hinterberger

Portrait Claudia Hinterberger

Claudia Hinterberger (© SHS)

Mag.ª; studied German Language & Literature and English & American Studies in Vienna and Brighton; specialized in German as a Foreign Language; teaching experience in Austria, Chile, Italy and the Czech Republic.

Ursula Kriebaum

Portrait Ursula Kriebaum

Ursula Kriebaum (© Marlene Rahmann)

Professor of Public International Law at the University of Vienna; staff member in the office of the legal adviser of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2000, 2001); legal expert in the team of the Austrian Special Envoy for Holocaust Restitution Issues (2000, 2001); delegate to the UN Preparatory Committee for an International Criminal Court; short term expert in an EU Twinning Project; nomination by the Austrian government for the election of the Austrian judge to the European Court of Human Rights election in 2007; legal expert in various investment arbitrations and human rights cases; member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (since 2014); member of the Panel of Arbitrators under the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union; member of the Panel of Conciliators maintained by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes; alternate member of the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration within the OSCE (since 2013); member of the Arbitration panel for the Protocol on Cultural Cooperation to the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States and the Republic of Korea.


Selected Publications: Folterprävention in Europa. Die Europäische Konvention zur Verhütung von Folter und unmenschlicher oder erniedrigender Behandlung oder Bestrafung (2000); Eigentumsschutz im Völkerrecht. Eine vergleichende Untersuchung zum internationalen Investitionsrecht sowie zum Menschenrechtsschutz (2008); together with R. Dolzer and C. Schreuer: Principles of International Investment Law (2022) as well as several articles on International Human Rights Law and International Investment Law.

Sylvia Kritzinger

Portrait Sylvia Kritzinger

Sylvia Kritzinger (© SHS)

Professor of Social Science Research Methods at the Department of Government (University of Vienna); Deputy Director of the Research Centre Vienna Centre for Electoral Research (VieCER); Co-Principal Investigator of the Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES) and the Austrian  Corona Panel Project (ACPP); Project Director of Digitize! Computational Social Sciences in the Social and Digital Transformation;  former Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS-Vienna); former Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Trinity College, Dublin.


Selected Publications: together with W. Lutz and V. Skirbekk: The Demography of Growing European Identity (2006); together with M. Wagner and D. Johann: Voting at 16: Turnout and the Quality of Vote Choice (2012); together with J. Aichholzer, M. Wagner and E. Zeglovits: How has radical right support transformed established political conflicts? The case of Austria (2013); together with H. Boomgaarden and D. Johann: Voting at National versus European Elections: An individual level test of the second order paradigm for the 2014 European Parliament Elections (2016); together with S.A. Banducci and H. Giebler: Knowing More from Less: How the Information Environment Increases Knowledge of Party Positions (2017); together with D. Johann, K. Kleinen-von Königslöw and K. Thomas: Intra-Campaign Changes in Voting Preferences: The Impact of Media and Party Communication (2018); together with C. Plescia and P. Oberluggauer: Parties’ issue strategies on the drawing board: the 2017 Austrian Election (2020); together with C. Plescia, K. Raube, J. Wilhelm and J. Wouters: Assessing the 2019 European Parliament Elections (2020).

Johann Georg Lughofer

Portrait Johann Lughofer

Johann Lughofer (© Johann Lughofer)

Assoc. Prof. of German Literature at the Department of German Studies of the University of Ljubljana, experience as lecturer at the Beijing-University (China), Exeter University (UK), and Stellenbosch University (South Africa); regularly teaching at the Departments of German Studies of the University of Vienna and of the University of Innsbruck as visiting professor.

Selected publications: Die Berge erschreiben. Die Alpen in der deutschsprachigen Literatur. (2014); Österreich. Geschichte, Kultur und Gesellschaft im Spiegel der Literatur. (2017); Paul Celan. Interpretationen – Kommentare – Didaktisierungen. (2020). Many articles on Austrian literature.

Peter MacKay

Portrait Peter MacKay

Peter MacKay (© SHS)

Associate Professor of Finance, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; formerly Assistant Professor at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas); Assistant Professor at Laval University (Québec, Canada); Ph.D. in Finance, Purdue University.


Selected Publications: Real Flexibility and Financial Structure: An Empirical Analysis In: Review of Financial Studies (2003); How Does Industry Affect Firm Financial Structure? In: Review of Financial Studies (2005); The Value of Corporate Risk Management In Journal of Finance (2007); Investment and Competition In: Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (2008).

Franz-Stefan Meissel

Portrait Franz-Stefan Meissel

Franz-Stefan Meissel

Professor of Roman Law and History of European Private Law, University of Vienna; Visiting Professor at the Université Paris Cité and Professorial Lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna; Director of the Sommerhochschule; Vice Dean of the University of Vienna School of Law; Speaker of the University of Vienna Advanced Research School in Law and Jursiprudence (Ars Iuris Vienna); chief editor of the Online Journal University of Vienna Law Review.


Selected Publications: Societas (2004, Premio Boulvert 2004); together with N. Benke: Textbooks on the Roman Law of Obligations (2021) and the Roman Law of Property (2019); co-author of: Nationalsozialistisches Steuerrecht und Restitution (2006); Le Code civil autrichien. Un autre bicentenaire (2015); Privatrecht in unsicheren Zeiten. Zivilgerichtsbarkeit im Nationalsozialismus (2017); Grundbegriffe der Rechtswissenschaften (4th ed. 2020).

Jyoti Mistry

Portrait Jyoti Mistry

Jyoti Mistry (© SHS)

Filmmaker and Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in the Wits School of Arts; taught at New York University, University of Vienna, and Arcada University of Applied Science Polytechnic in Helsinki; her filmography includes films, documentaries and film installations; her work has been seen at the Durban International Film Festival, at the AFROPOLIS exhibition in Cologne and at the exhibition WELRAUM: Die Kunst und ein Traum at the Kunsthalle Vienna; her research areas include cultural policy, questions of identity and multiculturalism; worked as a photography and film curator.


Selected Publications: Seeing Communities out of Context: Notes on a Photographic Exhibition. In: Images and Communities: The Visual Construction of the Social (2007); Johannesburg: Vocabularies of the Visceral and Expressions of Multiple Practices. In: African Cities Reader (2009); The Eighth Muse: Sport and Film, Sport on Film. In: Sport versus Art (2010); We Remember Differently: Race, Memory, Imagination (2012).

Christine Neuhold

Portrait Christine Neuhold

Christine Neuhold

Director of the Research Programme Politics and Culture in Europe, Maastricht University (UM), Director of the UM Campus Brussels; Professor of EU Democratic Governance at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UM; Visiting Lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna and at the University of Bonn; Doctoral Degree in Political Science from the University of Vienna (2000); her research focuses on accountability in networked systems of governance.


Selected publications: together with M. Dobbels: Paper-keepers or policy shapers? The role of unelected officials in the European Parliament, in: Comparative European Politics, 13:5, (2015); together with K. Auel: Multi-Arena Players in the Making? Conceptualising the role of national parliaments since the Lisbon Treaty, in: Journal of European Public Policy (2017); together with G. Rosen: Out of the shadows, into the limelight: Parliaments and politicisation, in: Politics and Governance 7(3), (2019);

Hanspeter Neuhold

Portrait Hanspeter Neuhold

Hanspeter Neuhold (© SHS)

Professor emeritus of International Law and International Relations, University of Vienna; Academic Director of the Master of Advanced International Studies Program, University of Vienna/Diplomatic Academy Vienna; former Director of the Austrian Institute for International Affairs; Visiting Professor at Carleton University (1978), Stanford University (1998), University of Leiden (2001), and College of Europe (since 2006).


Selected Publications: Human Rights and the Use of Force (2007); The European Union as an International Actor: Responses to Post-Cold War Challenges (2010); The Return of Piracy: Problems, Parallels, Paradoxes (2012); Kosovo: A Testing Ground for International Crisis Management and Dispute Settlement (2012); The Return of History in the Balkans after the Cold War: International Efforts at Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution (2013).

Helmut Peroutka

Portrait Helmut Peroutka

Helmut Peroutka (© SHS)

Ph.D., High school teacher, certified skiing, tennis and swimming instructor, windsurfing coach, mountain guide; lecturer at the University of Vienna, the Diplomatic Academy Vienna, and the Pedagogic Academy in Vienna; teaching experience in Austria, Argentina and Lebanon.

Alexandra Pölzlbauer

Portrait Alexandra Pölzlbauer

Alexandra Pölzlbauer (© SHS)

Dr., MA (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA), Mag. phil. (University of Vienna, Austria); studied German, German as a Foreign Language, English and History; research areas: Globalization, Migration & Transcultural Exchange, Newer Austrian and German Literature/Film; currently she is teaching in the Austria-Illinois Exchange Program of the Vienna University of Economic and Business Administration, at Webster Vienna Private University and in the Centre for International Education & Mobility (CIEM) at the Fachhochschule Wien.


Selected Publications: Im Deutschunterricht hamma Deutsch? Vom Chancenreichtum im mehrsprachigen Klassenzimmer. In: Becker, S. H. and Schöneberger, S. (Hrsg.) Deutsch 5-10, Heft 23 (2010); Public Attitudes towards the EU: Anti-, Pro-, or No-? In: EUC Blog, European Union Center at the University of Illinois (2011) http://eucenterillinois.blogspot.de/2011/11/public-attitudestowards-eu-anti-pro-or.html; Fünf Beispiele zur Diskussion der ‚Andersartigkeitʻ im DaF/DaZ-Unterricht. In: ÖDaF-Mitteilungen, Heft 1 (2013).

Florian Schattauer

Portrait Florian Schattauer

Florian Schattauer (© SHS)

Taught arts management at Webster University, Vienna, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and marketing at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, Johannesburg; independent producer and Founder and CEO of Shadowy Meadows Productions (Johannesburg based film production company); Managing Trustee of the Blackboard Trust (South African non-profit organization dedicated to the creation and presentation of South African art).


Selected Publications and Productions: Von Randstädten und Stadträndern In: Wespennest 135 (June 2004); together with T. Dirsuweit: Fortresses Of Desire: Melrose Arch And The Emergence Of Urban Tourist Spectacles, In: GeoJournal 60 (3) (2004); Halb gestellt: fünf Fotos, fünf Geschichten In: Wespennest 142 (March 2006); writer/producer of: Song for 3 Women. South African Feature (in preproduction).

Bernhard Schima

Portrait Bernhard Schima

Bernhard Schima (© SHS)

Director and Principal Legal Adviser in the European Commission's Legal Service; studied law in Vienna (magister iuris 1991, doctor iuris 1994) and Paris and at Harvard Law School (LL.M. 1994); from 1995 to 2003 member of the chambers of Judge Dr Peter Jann at the Court of Justice of the EU; joined the European Commission’s Legal Service in 2003; postdoctoral qualification to lecture in European law (Habilitation) obtained at the University of Graz in 2004; honorary professor of European Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (since 2010).


Selected publications: Das Vorabentscheidungsverfahren vor dem EuGH. Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Rechtslage in Österreich und Deutschland (3rd ed. 2015); EU fundamental rights and Member State action after Lisbon: putting the ECJ's case law in its context, Fordham International Law Journal 2015, 1097-1133; author of several contributions in: Jaeger/Stöger (eds.), Kommentar zu EUV und AEUV, and in: Kellerbauer/Klamert/Tomkin (eds.), Commentary on the EU-Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights (2019).

Aurel Schubert

Portrait Aurel Schubert

Aurel Schubert

Director of Statistics of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Central Bank of Austria); Member of the Statistics Committee of the European System of Central Banks, of the Committee on Monetary, Financial and Balance of Payments Statistics of the European Union, and of the Austrian Statistical Council; Lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy Vienna and the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna as well as at the University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neustadt; holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of South Carolina (USA) and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna.


Selected Publications: The Credit-Anstalt Crisis of 1931 (1991); as well as over 40 articles mainly on European monetary, banking and statistical issues.

Karl Vocelka

Portrait Karl Vocelka

Karl Vocelka

Retired Professor of History, former Head of the Department of History of the University of Vienna; former Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University; elected President of the Institut für die Erforschung der frühen Neuzeit; guest lecturer in numerous American programs in Vienna (University of Oregon, Duke University, Sweet Briar, IES etc.).


Selected Publications: Trümmerjahre. Wien 1945 – 1949 (1985); Die Habsburger. Eine europäische Familiengeschichte (1992); Geschichte Österreichs. Kultur – Gesellschaft – Politik (2000); Österreichische Geschichte (2005); Geschichte der Neuzeit 1500-1918 (2009); together with M. Vocelka: Franz Joseph I. Kaiser von Österreich und König von Ungarn 1830-1916. Eine Biographie (2015); together with W. Klinger: Wine in Austria. The History (2019), and more than 150 articles.