Visiting Scholars


Winter Term 2014/2015


Winter Term 2013/14

  • Veronika Lutz, M.A.

Veronika Lutz, born in Germany in 1981, studied ”Kulturwissenschaft mit Schwerpunkt Religion“ B.A. (Cultural Studies with Focus on Religion) at the University of Bayreuth and gained her master’s degree at the University of Hannover in ”Religion im kulturellen Kontext“ (Religion in Cultural Context) in 2010. In addition, she stayed abroad for university studies in Edinburgh and Lucerne. Her Master thesis deals with representative mosques in Germany and José Casanovas concept of public religion.

Since 2012, she is working on her PhD-project at the University of Lucerne on civic engagement in Muslim associations in Switzerland and Austria. Currently she is visiting scientist at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna. Her main fields of interest are Muslim communities in Europe and Religion in the public space.

Winter Term 2012/2013

  • Chunlong Lu (Ph.D., Old Dominion University)

is Professor of Political Science, and Associate Dean of the School of Politics and Public Administration at the China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, People's Republic of China. His research interests include Chinese politics, comparative politics, quantitative research, political participation, as well as Chinese foreign policy. He has recently published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Modern China, the Middle East Journal, Social Science Quarterly, International Political Science Review, and Korean Journal of Defense Analysis.

Following courses were taught by Chunlong Lu at the University of Vienna starting in October 2012:

SE Chinese Rural-Urban Migration: This course is designed for graduate students who are enthusiastic for learning about the patterns of rural-urban migration in contemporary China. The fundamental goal of the course is to help students lay their theoretical and empirical foundations for their in-depth understanding of the cause and consequence of rural-urban migration in contemporary China. 

SE Chinese Politics: This course is designed for graduate students who are enthusiastic for learning about contemporary Chinese politics and society. This course will focus on the reform era. The fundamental goal of the course is to help students lay their theoretical and empirical foundations for their in-depth understanding of the fundamental rules, prominent players, and major issues in contemporary Chinese politics.


Winter Term 2011/12

  • Didier Ruedin

Didier Ruedin is a post-doctoral researcher for the European project SOM (Support and Opposition to Migration) at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.


Summer Term 2011

  • Dr. Radoslav Stefancik, MPol.

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  • Georg Menz

is Reader in Political Economy at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Recent book publications include “The Political Economy of Managed Migration” (Oxford), “Varieties of Capitalism and Europeanization” (Oxford), “Labour Migration in Europe”(Palgrave) and “Internalizing Globalization: The Rise of Neoliberalism and the Decline of National Varieties of Capitalism” (Palgrave). He has also published numerous articles in learned journals on questions of migration, the effects of Europeanization and economic liberalization, and labour and social policy. He has served as Visiting Scholar at Pittsburgh, EUI Florence, ANU, Oxford, and MPI Cologne.

Link to the Homepage of Prof. Menz


Winter Term 2009/2010

  • Rainer Bauböck

Rainer Bauböck holds a chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute. His main research intersts are in normative political theory and comparative research on democratic citizenship, European integration, migration, nationalism and minority rights. Bauböck coordinates a number of research projects on citizenship laws and policies in the European Union and is member of the IMISCOE network. Among his main publications are “Transnational Citizenship. Membership and Rights in International Migration” (1994), “The Acquisition and Loss of Nationality, Policies and Trends in 15 European states” (vol.1: comparative analyses, vol. 2 country analyses), and: “Citizenship Policies in the New Europe” (2007).

Link to Prof. Bauböck's Homepage

Courses taught by Rainer Bauböck at the University of Vienna:

SE: Migration and Transnational Citizenship

  • Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels

is Director of the MA in Migration Studies at the University of Kent at Brussels. She researches and publishes on a variety of issues related to migration, citizenship, transnationalism, and the political participation of immigrants. Her most recent publication is a chapter on Aussiedler migration in "Diasporic Homecomings" (2009), ed. Takeyuki Tsuda, Stanford University Press.

Link to Prof. Klekowski's Homepage

Courses taught by Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels at the University of Vienna:

VO Migrations- Staatsangehörigkeits- und Integrationstheorie/ -politik (engl.)

Methodenwerkstatt: - Migration- und Integrationsforschung (engl.)

SpezialisierungsSE - Migrationspolitik und -theorie - und Integrationspolitik und -theorie in Vergleich.