Senior Research Officer
Education: holds a university degree in Social Anthropology (major) in combination with Gender Studies and African Studies (minors) at University of Vienna and University of Copenhagen. Postgraduate Program (migration studies) at the International Women‘s University "Technology and Culture", Hanover in 2000.
Relevant experience and expertise: At ICMPD Elisabeth Strasser has worked in several EU and national funded projects in the area of migration and integration. She was involved in the first Austrian Migration and Integration Report and has worked on several comparative studies in the areas of immigration and integration policies, including the comparative project under the INTI budget line “Integration agreements and voluntary measures, compulsion or voluntary nature”. From November 2004 to June 2006 she was a researcher at the Departement of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna in the EU-project "Kinship and Social Security (KASS)".
She is currently involved in the project "Civic stratification, gender and family migration policies in Europe" (2006-2008 funded by the Austrian Ministry of Science), and coordinates the project "Policy papers in the area of racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism", commissioned by the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).
Elisabeth Strasser is a member of the Network of Excellence International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion (IMISCOE), funded by the EC under the 6 Framework Programme and lecturer at Vienna University since 2004, where she is also pursuing her PhD. She is involved in anti-discrimination and intercultural trainings at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights and a trained teacher for German as a Second Language.
Research interests: Gender and migration, family migration, integration, migration and housing policies and migration and kinship.