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Christoph Augustinowicz is the Head of the Department of East European History and conducts research on the relationships between the Habsburg monarchy and Eastern Europe in the early modern period, Galician-Polish border research, cultural history of Poland, social history of Poland(-Lithuania) taking into account Jewish people, images and stereotypes of Eastern Europe (belief in vampires), history of historiography (conceptions of East-Central Europe).

Dorothee Bohle is Professor of Comparative Politics at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna. "For me, it is important to get a broader understanding of the power disparity between Western and Eastern Europe and to address the resulting political consequences."

Michael Lysander Fremuth has been Professor of Fundamental Rights and Human Rights at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Vienna since April 2019 and academic director of the  Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights. His research interests include the international protection of human rights, public international law and European Law, international and European business law and general theory of the state.

Kerstin Susanne Jobst is Professor of Societies and Cultures of Memory in Eastern Europe at the Department of East European History of the University of Vienna. Her research focuses on the history of Eastern and East Central Europe, the Black Sea region, the Caucasus region and the Habsburg monarchy, comparative research on empires and colonialism, history of religion and hagiography, cultures of remembrance and politics of memory, history of tourism in Eastern Europe, history of disasters and disaster research.

https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/uniview/wissenschaft-gesellschaft/detailansicht/artikel/buchtipp-des-monats-von-kerstin-jobst/
medienportal.univie.ac.at/videos/portraets/detailansicht/artikel/10-fragen-an-osteuropahistorikerin-kerstin-jobst/

Andreas Kappeler is Emeritus Professor of East European History at the University of Vienna. He published a lot on the recent history of Ukraine and the relationship between Russia and Ukraine.

Claudia Kraft has been Professor of Cultural History, History of Knowledge and Gender History at the Department of Contemporary History at the University of Vienna since 2018. Her research focuses on the history of Central and Eastern Europe from the 18th until the 21st century and on the history of state socialism in Central and Eastern Europe.

https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/uniview/wissenschaft-gesellschaft/detailansicht/artikel/kollektive-sicherheit-im-digitalen-zeitalter/

Ursula Kriebaum is professor at the Department of European, International and Comparative Law. Her research focuses on, among others, international protection of human rights, international investment law, expropriation in public international law, international investment arbitration, implementation of international human rights obligations in national law.

Börries Kuzmany is assistant professor at the Department of East European History at the University of Vienna. He has conducted research on Austrian Ukraine for many years. He is currently working on an ERC project dealing with national diversity, not least in independent Ukraine 1917-1920.

Brigitte Lueger Schuster is Professor of Psychotraumatology at theDepartment of Clinical and Health Psychology at the  University of Vienna. Her research addresses the psychological and social effects of traumatic stress, coping strategies and resilience.

https://rudolphina.univie.ac.at/das-verlassen-der-eigenen-kultur-bedeutet-trauer 
https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/uniview/wissenschaft-gesellschaft/detailansicht/artikel/terror-trifft-lockdown-nicht-das-auch-noch/ 

Irmgard Marboe is professor at the Department of European, International and Comparative Law. In her research, she focuses on, among others, reparation and compensation in public international law, international investment law, international arbitration, human rights and responsibility to protect as well as public international law and European Law.

Michael Moser is Professor of Slavic Linguistics and Textual Philology at the University of Vienna, at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest and at the Ukrainische Freie Universität in Munich. He holds an honorary doctoral degree from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and is honorary professor at the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy. Furthermore, he is full member of the Taras Shevchenko Scientific Society in Lviv and President of the International Association of Ukrainists. In his research, he focuses, among others, on the history of Slavonic languages with a particular focus on Ukrainian, Russian and Polish.

Wolfgang Mueller is professor at the Department of East European History. His key research areas include Soviet history, the Cold War, foreign policy, the history of diplomacy, the history of perception and the history of political thought in Russia.

https://rudolphina.univie.ac.at/osteuropahistoriker-wolfgang-mueller-ueber-den-krieg-in-der-ukraine
https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/uniview/wissenschaft-gesellschaft/detailansicht/artikel/der-staatsvertrag-harte-arbeit-und-viel-glueck/

Thomas Mark Németh is Professor of Eastern Christian Studies at the Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Vienna.

https://lebendig-akademisch.podigee.io/168-putins-kampf?fbclid=IwAR2tkFVUX4vVH-9ixLZvXrbF-JeOmyukOFIS_29PqXx-8IwCPWZv_XJkAl4 
https://www.kathpress.at/goto/meldung/2118339/wiener-ostkirchen-experte-ukrainer-verteidigen-mehr-als-nur-ihr-land 

Stefan-Michael Newerkla is Professor of Western Slavic Linguistics at the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Vienna. His current key research areas include Western Slavic linguistics (contact linguistics, areal linguistics and language geography, historical sociolinguistics), the development of language contacts between the Slavic languages, German, Hungarian and Central Europe as a language area – Austriacisms – and research on international words.

https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/uniview/uni-intern/detailansicht/artikel/preise-und-auszeichnungen-im-maerz-2021/

Jannis Panagiotidis is academic director of the Research Center for the History of Transformations (RECET) at the University of Vienna. He conducts research on migration in Eastern Europe.

Fedor Poljakov is Professor of Russian and Eastern Slavic Literature and Head of the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Vienna. His research interests include the Russian culture of exile in the European context; Russian symbolism; Polish, Ukrainian and Russian baroque literature in the 17th century and the history of Byzantine and Slavonic manuscripts in Russian and Ukrainian collections.

August Reinisch has been Professor of International Law taking into account international business law and the law of international organisations at the University of Vienna since 2010. His research focuses on European law, public international law and national law as well as state immunity. He is also a member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations as well as corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Astrid Reisinger Coracini conducts research on humanitarian public international law, human rights, sources of public international law and banning the use of force by states at the Department of European, International and Comparative Law.

Oliver Schmitt is professor at the Department of East European History. He investigates fascism in Eastern Europe (focus on Romania), Eastern Mediterranean urban societies in the 19th century, society and politics in the late Ottoman empire, socio-cultural developments in the Albanian Balkans (19th-21st centuries), the history of society of the Venetian overseas empire and the late medieval history of the Balkans.

https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/uniview/wissenschaft-gesellschaft/podcast-detail/artikel/audimax-01-osteuropa-historiker-oliver-schmitt-im-gespraech/
https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/uniview/wissenschaft-gesellschaft/detailansicht/artikel/der-westen-koennte-einiges-vom-osten-lernen/

Stefan Simonek is associate professor at the Department of Slavonic Studies of the University of Vienna.

Philipp Ther is Professor of History of East Central Europe at the University of Vienna. He was awarded the Wittgenstein Award for his project The Great Transformation. A Comparative Social History of Global Upheavals. His other research interests include the social and cultural history of East Central Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, comparative studies of nationalism and ethnic cleansing.

https://rudolphina.univie.ac.at/politische-und-gesellschaftliche-umbrueche-in-osteuropa
https://rudolphina.univie.ac.at/mehr-demokratie-wagen

Miloš Vec is Professor of European Law and Constitutional History at the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna. He conducts research on public international law, law during the Industrial Revolution, public law, criminology and normative pluralism.

https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/uniview/professuren/cv/artikel/univ-prof-dr-milos-vec/

Michael Waibel is Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law. His research focuses on general international law and international economic law, including economic and financial sanctions, and international dispute resolution.

Alois Woldan is Emeritus Professor of Slavic Literature at the Department of Slavonic Studies of the University of Vienna. He has taught in Innsbruck, Moscow and Wroclaw and has written academic and popular academic publications on the relationship between Polish, Russian and Ukrainian literature. In 2021, he was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art 1st class for his comprehensive achievements by the Federal President.

Stephan Wittich is professor at the Department of European, International and Comparative Law. In his research, he concentrates on, among others, international procedural law, autonomy of parties in procedures in international courts and tribunals, international contract law, immunities and privileges under public international law, responsibilities under public international as well as inter-state cases in the European Court of Human Rights.