Mag. Miriam Haselbacher

PhD Candidate

Miriam Haselbacher, born in 1991, studied International Development at the University of Vienna. Since 2015 she works as University Assistant at the Department of Political Science and is a member of the research group INEX – Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion. Her research interests comprise asylum and integration policy, protests and social movements as well as Austrian politics and federalism. She regularly teaches in the field of Austrian Politics and the EU at the University of Vienna and is involved in the research project “Taking Sides”, in which she studied protest activities against asylum seekers in Austrian communities. Her Doctoral Thesis “Negotiating Belonging: The Accommodation of Asylum Seekers in Peripheral Regions” focuses on the local dimension of Austrian asylum and integration policies. The project captures the legal dimension of formal rights of municipalities in this policy area  as well as the participatory dimension of local practices and strategies.

Work and Research Fields: Critical Migration Research, Asylum and Integration Policy, Austrian Politics, Politics of Belonging


Current Publications

  • Haselbacher, Miriam (2017): Review of Vráblìková, Kateřina (2016): What Kind of Democracy? New York, London: Routledge. In: ÖZP 46 (1)
  • Haselbacher, Miriam/ Rosenberger, Sieglinde (2016): Populistischer Protest. Mobilisierung gegen Asylunterkünfte in oberösterreichischen Gemeinden. In: SWS Rundschau.


Current Projects

  • Doctoral Thesis: Negotiating Belonging. The Accommodation of Asylum Seekers in Peripheral Regions



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