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Dr. Christine Klapeer

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Telephone: 0921-55-2192
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Research Focus:

  • Postcolonial, decolonial, feminist and queer development critiques and development theories
  • (Dissident) sexualities and genders in development politics and development cooperation
  • (Transnational) sexual politics, queer politics and LGBTIQ movements
  • Theories, concepts articulations of and political struggles about (sexual/queer) citizenship and sexual (human) rights
  • Queer, feminist and postcolonial perspectives in/on Political Theory and International Relations (IR)
  • Queer-materialist and ecofeminist/posthumanist critiques of proprietism and liberal/libertarian concepts of self-ownership/property in person

Academic Background

Since March 2016: Researcher in „Gender/Queer Studies“; Department of Development Sociology, Bayreuth University

2015: Guest Lecturer; Department of Gender Studies, Central European University Budapest

2011 to 2016: Postdoctoral Researcher with an emphasis on gender relations, body politics and sexualities in development politics; Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna

2011 to 2015: Associated Researcher; Department of Economics and Finance, Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna

2011: Doctorate in Politics; Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck

2007 to 2008: Doctoral Scholarship, University of Innsbruck

2006 to 2011: Lecturer in Critical Development Studies and Gender, Queer und Postcolonial Studies; University of Linz, University of Innsbruck, University of Graz, University of Klagenfurt and University of Vienna

2005 to 2006: Research Assistant; Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck

2003: M.A. in Politics and Combinded Studies (Gender Studies, Philosophy, Media Studies, Contemporary History); University of Innsbruck

Research Projects:

Since 2011: Habilitation project “Queer G(r)ifts. Development politics, LGBTIQ rights and the trajectories of transnational solidarities“

2013 to 2015: Pilot study „Queer in Vienna. The living situation of LGBTIs in Vienna“; in cooperation with and financed by the Viennese Anti-discrimination Unit for Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Issues (jointly with Karin Schönpflug, Roswitha Hofmann, Alexander Schnabel, Clemens Huber)

2011 to 2012: Transdisciplinary research project „The LGB Data Project for the EU. A compilation of statistical data on sexual orientation and an application to research on the economic status of LGBs“; financed by the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) (jointly with Karin Schönpflug, Roswitha Hofmann, Sandra Müllbacher, Wolfgang Schwarzbauer)

2006 to 2011: Doctoral research project on heteronormativity, citizenship and lesbian existences; financed by the University of Innsbruck, the „Austrian Gay Professionals” (agpro) and the „Johanna-Dohnal Archiv”

2005 to 2006: Transdisciplinary research project “Bertha von Suttner Revisited”; financed by the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) (jointly with Laurie Cohen and Erna Appelt)


Academic Awards:

  • 2008: „Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation“ scholarship for the „XIX Cortona Colloquium - Gender and Citizenship: New and Old Dilemmas, Between Equality and Difference” (Cortona, Italien)
  • 2007: Research Award from the „austrian gay professionals“ (agpro)
  • 2007: Johanna Dohnal Research Award for academic achievements in the field of gender studies
  • 2004: Award for genderspecific research, University of Innsbruck
  • 2003/2004: Young Scholars Award for an outstanding Master Thesis, Austrian Association for Political Science


Dutch Journal for Genderstudies (Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies)

Momentum Quaterly

International Feminist Journal of Politics

Freiburger Zeitschrift für GeschlechterStudien

Wagadu - A Journal of Transnational Women's and Gender Studies


More information about upcoming talks and publications:

Consulting hours: by appointment only


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