Faculty 2011

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 (© SHS)

Ph.D. in Economics and Masters Degree in Business Administration at the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna; Counsel to the Board and Head of Economic Analysis Division at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Central Bank of Austria); member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the European System of Central Banks and of the Austrian Fiscal Council; lecturer at the Austrian Academy for Accountants; extended work experience at the European Commission, Brussels, and the European Monetary Institute (forerunner of the European Central Bank), Frankfurt; was awarded the title Professor by the Federal President of Austria in 2019;

 

Numerous publications and lectures on macroeconomic topics, monetary union, European integration and economic and financial education.

Verena Krausneker

Portrait Verena Krausneker

Verena Krausneker

PhD in linguistics; expert on sign language policies in Europe and Deaf language communities; teaches at the Dept. of Education and the Dept. of Linguistics of the University of Vienna; visiting professor at the Dept. of German Sign Language of the University of Hamburg in 2007/08; non-academic activities in NGOs include e.g.: nominated World Federation of the Deaf expert (2009 – 2015), board member of Austrian Association of the Deaf (2001-2007), board member of the Austrian anti racist NGO ZARA (1999-2005).

 

Selected publications: Language use and awareness of Deaf and hearing children in a bilingual Setting In: Sign Bilingualism. Language Development, Interaction, and Maintenance in Sign Language Contact Situations (2008); 8 short films on "Deaf Austrians in National Socialism" www.univie.ac.at/gehoerlos-im-ns (2010); together with Sherman E. Wilcox and David F. Armstrong: Language Policies and the Deaf Community In: Cambridge Handbook of Language Policy (2012); Österreichische Gebärdensprache ist anerkannt In: Klagenfurter Erklärung revisited (2013).

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); 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); 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).

Katharina Kurzmann

Portrait Katharina Kurzmann

Katharina Kurzmann (© SHS)

Mag., MSc; studied English, Development Studies and German as a Foreign Language at the University of Vienna and at the Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy; completed a Master program in Social Work at the Danube University, Krems; German language training experience at several private language institutes and NGOs in Austria and Italy as well as at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Vienna University of Technology; currently works as a German language trainer, ÖSD (Austrian Language Diploma) examiner, and social counselor for migrant women in Vienna.

Claudia Kwapil

Portrait Claudia Kwapil

Claudia Kwapil (© Oesterreichische Nationalbank)

Studied economics in Vienna (Mag.a from the University of Vienna, 1997) and in London (MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science, 2002) and finished her PhD at the University of Economics and Business in Vienna in 2011; works as monetary economist at the Economic Analysis Division of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Central Bank of Austria); her fields of interest include monetary policy transmission, monetary policy implementation and nominal rigidities (rigid interest rates, rigid wages, rigid prices).

 

Selected Publications: together with J. Scharler: Interest Rate Pass-Through, Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability, In: Journal of International Money and Finance, 29 (2010); together with S. Fabiani et al.: Wage Rigidities and Labor Market Adjustment in Europe, In: Journal of the European Economic Association, 8 (2010); together with G. Bertola et al.: Price, Wage and Employment Response to Shocks: Evidence from the WDN Survey, In: Labour Economics, 19(5) (2012); together with J. Scharler: Expected Monetary Policy and the Dynamics of Bank Lending Rates, In: International Review of Economics and Finance, 27 (2013); together with E. Gnan and M.T. Valderrama: Monetary policy after the crisis: mandates, targets, and international linkages, In: Monetary Policy & the Economy Q2/18 (2018).

Andrea Lenschow

Portrait Andrea Lenschow

Andrea Lenschow (© Jana Rülke)

Professor of political science at Osnabrück University; received her PhD from New York University; worked in postdoctoral positions at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the European University Institute in Florence and at Paris Lodron University in Salzburg; joined the faculty at Osnabrück University in 2003 and works on environmental policy and governance issues in the European Union and with regard to global commodity flows; published in major University Presses and in high-ranking journals.

 

Selected Publications: Environmental Policy Contending Dynamics of Policy Change, in: H. Wallace, M. A. Pollack and A. R. Young eds.: Policy Making in the European Union (2014); together with J. Pollex: Surrendering to growth? The European Union's goals for research and technology in the Horizon 2020 framework, in: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 197 (2018); together with J. Pollex: Many faces of Dismantling: Hiding policy change in non-legislative acts in EU environmental policy, in: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 27/No. 1 (2019); together with A. R. Zito and C. Burns: The future of European Union Environmental Politics and Policy (2020); together with A. R. Zito and C. Burns: Symposium Introduction: Dismantling, disintegration or continuing stealthy integration in European Union environmental policy? in: Public Administration, Vol. 98/Issue 2 (2020).

Franz-Stefan Meissel

Portrait Franz-Stefan Meissel

Franz-Stefan Meissel (© derknopfdrücker)

Professor of Roman Law and History of European Private Law, University of Vienna; Visiting Professor at the University of Paris René Descartes 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: two Textbooks (in German) on the Roman Law of Obligations (9th ed. 2019) and the Roman Law of Property (11th ed. 2018; english version 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).

Sabine Melnicki

Portrait Sabine Melnicki

Sabine Melnicki (© SHS)

Studied German Literature and Linguistics (with a special focus on German as a Foreign Language), English and Swedish Language at the University of Vienna and at the University College London; German language training experience at several private and public institutes, including Österreich Institut Warsaw and Dokkyo University in Tokyo. 

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).

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).

Christopher Peroutka

Portrait Christopher Peroutka

Christopher Peroutka (© SHS)

Mag. phil.; High school teacher, tennis and swimming instructor, windsurfing coach, mountain guide, basketball and volleyball trainer, certified skiing and snowboarding instructor, former player in the Austrian National Team Ultimate Frisbee; lecturer at the University of Vienna and the Pedagogic Academy in Vienna; teaching experience in Austria, the Netherlands and Indonesia.

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).

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).

Alfred Schler

Portrait Alfred Schler

Alfred Schler

Mag. phil. (University of Vienna, Austria), M.A. (University of Connecticut, USA); studied German, French and Education with a special focus on German as a Foreign/Second Language in Austria, Canada and the US; taught German for more than two years in the US (University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island); further teaching experience also includes Germany (summer camps) and Austria (both University and high school level); currently instructor of German courses at various institutions including the University of Vienna.

Karl Vocelka

Portrait Karl Vocelka

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 Michaela Vocelka: Franz Joseph I. Kaiser von Österreich und König von Ungarn 1830-1916. Eine Biographie (2015), and more than 150 articles.