Birgit Sauer (head of the research team in Vienna)
Birgit Sauer is professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna, Austria, and is head of the research team in Vienna for the project “Political and Media Populism: ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Slovenia and Austria”. She has published on gender, governance and democracy, gender and right-wing populism and on affective labour and state transformation. She was a member of the Executive Committee of European Consortium for Political Research. Recent publications include: Intersections and inconsistencies. Framing Gender in Right-Wing Populist Discourses in Austria, in: NORA. Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 2014, together with Edma Ajanovic and Stefanie Mayer; Populism and the Web. Communicative Practices of Parties and Movements in Europe, London (Routledge), 2017, ed. together with Mojca Pajnik.
This research investigates the nexus between political parties, media and populism with regard to the so-called “refugee crisis” (2015-2016 until today) in. Slovenia and Austria.