Teaching and Training

Migration Summer School, MPC, Florenc

In teaching I have been committed to provide an inclusive teaching and supervision environment. Having taught in different institutional contexts, including at a UK Russell Group University and at Vienna University with a highly diverse student body, I am sensitive to the multiplicity of challenges students negotiate inside and outside the classroom and am experienced in how to support and mentor students both in terms of their academic learning and their personal growth. You can find an overview of my current (and past) courses at the University of Vienna here. I am mostly teaching in the areas of Austrian politics and EU politics modules.

I also have relevant experience in the field of Executive Education, and exchange with non-academic stakeholders. I have for instance designed, marketed and implemented the Training ‘Effective Migration Communication: Approaches to Depolarize the Debate’, one of the most successful Executive Trainings for the School of Transnational Governance at the EUI.

I have been also responsible for the Robert Schuman’s Centre annual Migration Summer School which is geared towards bringing together academics and practitioners. I have developed trainings for North-African policy makers on migration governance in cooperation with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development.

I thoroughly enjoy exchange with practitioners and the non-academic world, and aim to make research accessible in formats that are useful for a wider public, such as trainings. During my time at Sheffield University I also developed a theatre production with a BBC screenplay-writer based on my research. The play was shown at the Social Science Festival in Sheffield.

Below a list of courses and trainings I have taught and conducted so far.

Full Courses (designed and delivered):

Teaching during a pandemic. Feedback from my EU politics class, winter 20/21: What did you like particularly about the seminar?

Migration, Race and Ethnicity, Critical Approaches, PG (postgraduate), Department of Political Science, University of Vienna , 2021/22 winter term

Illiberal democracy in the EU, UG (undergraduate), Department of Political Science, University of Vienna , 2021/22 winter term

Research practice (Forschungspraktikum): Migration research, UG, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, 2021 summer term

The Politics of Identity PG, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna , 2021 summer term

The European Union and Crises: Disintegration or Resilience ? UG, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, winter term 20/21

Migration and Mobility in the European Union. PG (postgraduate), Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, winter term 20/21

Polarized Democracy. Migration in Focus, PG, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, winter term 19/20

Migration Politics in Europe and the United States Compared PG, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, winter term 17/18

Social Movements and Migration, UG, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, summer term 2017

Global Migration Politics. Austria in Comparative Perspective     PG,Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, winter 16/17

Global Politics of Migration, PG, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, spring term 15

Qualitative Methods, UG, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, summer term 2008

Migration in Movies, UG, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, winter term 07/08

Political System of Austria, UG, Department of European Studies and International Relations, Comenius University of Bratislava, winter term 06/07

System Change and Consolidation of Democracy in Hungary   , UG, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, summer term 2006 (with S. Kurtan)

Political System of Austria, UG, Department of European Studies and International Relations, Comenius University of Bratislava, winter term 05/06

Gender Politics in East and Central Europe, UG, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, summer term 05

Racism, UG, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, winter term 04/05

Short Courses and (Executive) Trainings (designed and delivered):

How to prepare and conduct focus groups, WHOLECOMM Project, MPC, EUI, 2022

Effective Migration Management: A Holistic Approach, School of Transnational Governance, EUI, Executive Training Seminar: Effective Migration Management. Putting policy into Action, 2021

Migration und Demokratie. University Course “Global Citizenship Education“, University of Klagenfurth, 2021

Socio-economic Impacts & Opportunities of Migration, ICMPD Migration Governance Curriculum (Executive Training for Tunisian Migration Governance Actors, entire training designed), 2020

Human Rights, Refugee Protection & Smuggling, ICMPD Training for the Libya Project (Executive Training for Libyan Migration Governance Actors, entire training designed), 2020

Depolarizing the Migration Debate (with A. Geddes). School of Transnational Governance, EUI, Executive Training Seminar: Migration Communication Strategies. Effective Approaches to depolarize the debate (entire training designed), 2020

Cognitive Biases, Values and the Migration Debate, School of Transnational Governance, EUI, Executive Training Seminar: Migration Communication Strategies. Effective Approaches to depolarize the debate (entire training designed)

Academic Writing, Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, University of Neuchâtel , 2019

Migration Governance. From the Local to the Transnational. Migration Policy Center Summer School (main responsible for entire summer school), 2019

Decolonizing Migration Research,Migration Policy Center Summer School (main responsible for entire summer school), 2019

Migration Governance (with. L. Brumat and A. Geddes), Migration Policy Center Summer School, 2018

Migration politics, IAPSS/CIFE Summer School Migration in the Med, 2018

Migration After the Arab Spring, Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Summer School, 2012

Gender and Racial Discrimination,Rosa Mayreder College [Further Education University Course, City of Vienna in cooperation with the University of Vienna], 2011, 2010, 2008

The Post-National State and Multiculturalism, University of Podgorica, Summer School, 2007 (with. N. Gresch)