Bio

Claudia Brunner

studied Political Science, Gender Studies and Contemporary History in Vienna, Paris, and Berlin. She received her doctorate from the University of Vienna in 2009. In 2010, she joined the Centre for Peace Studies and Peace Education at the Alps-Adriatic University Klagenfurt and has been an assistant professor there since 2015. The same year, she started her ongoing research project “Theorizing Epistemic Violence” that she has been implementing at the Vienna office of Klagenfurt University.

 

Research Foci & Perspectives

political and epistemic violence, Critical Peace Studies, feminist, post- and decolonial perspectives in International Relations, sociology of knowledge, transdisciplinarity

 

Awards & Prizes

Elise Richter Fellowship granted by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) 2014

Caroline von Humboldt Award granted by Humboldt University Berlin 2012

Christiane Rajewsky Award granted by the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies 2011
 

Professional Activities & Memberships

2014 – 2018 member of the Advisory Board for the book series ‘Reconstructive World Politics Research’ (Eds. Ulrich Franke/Ulrich Roos), Nomos

2014 – 2018 member of the British International Studies Association (BISA)

since 2014, member of the Colonial/Postcolonial/Decolonial Working Group and of the Gender and International Relations Working Group in the British International Studies Association (BISA)

2014 – 2018 jury member of the Christiane Rajewsyk Award for young scholars of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK)

2014 jury member of the young scholars forum in the Mattersburg Circle for Development Politics (MK)

2012 – 2014 women’s representative within the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK)

since 2011, member of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (AFK)

since 2010, member of the Austrian Feminist Scholars Association (VfW)

since 2006, member of the Gender and Politics Working Group (AKPG) within the German Political Science Association (DVPW)

since 2005, associated member of the Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (ZTG) at Humboldt University Berlin (HU)

2004 – 2014 member of the Austrian Association for Political Science (ÖGPW)
 

Academic Career

October – November 2016 research stay at the University of Augsburg, Department of Social Sciences, Peace and Conflict Studies (Prof. Christoph Weller)

January – February 2016 research stay at Queen Mary University of London, School of Politics and International Relations (Prof. Robbie Shilliam)

since March 2015, Assistant Professor at the Centre for Peace Research and Peace Education, Alps-Adriatic University, Klagenfurt (on leave for research project)

March – April 2013 research stay at the Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt-University Berlin

January 2010 – March 2015 post-doc researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Peace Research and Peace Education, Alps-Adriatic University, Klagenfurt

April 2009 – November 2009 post-doc researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Humboldt-University, Berlin

April 2005 – March 2008 PhD scholarship issued by the German Research Association (DFG) in the DFG-funded PhD programme ‘Gender as a Category of Knowledge’ at the Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Humboldt-University Berlin

March 2009 doctoral degree at the Institute for Political Science, University of Vienna, passed with distinction/summa cum laude (Prof. Birgit Sauer, Prof. Lann Hornscheidt)

January 2003 Master’s degree at the Institute for Political Science, University of Vienna, passed with distinction/summa cum laude (Prof. John Bunzl)

September 2000 – June 2001 Erasmus student, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

October 1997 – January 2003 studies of Political Science, History and Gender Studies, University of Vienna
 

Training & Non-Academic Professional Expertise

2000 – 2003 freelance trainer/coach for the EU programme European Voluntary Service, Vienna

1997 – 2000 secretary with the real estate enterprise Bygg Fast/Immorent, Vienna

1993 – 1996 professional coordinator with the Styrian Catholic Youth Movmenent, Graz

1993 high school diploma/matura (with distinction) in Tourism Studies, Fachhochschulen Kleßheim, Salzburg

1990 high school diploma/matura (with distinction), Gymnasium Pestalozzistraße, Graz