Dr. Barbara Rothmüller

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Field of workResearch project: „The Psychological is Political“


Dr. Barbara Rothmüller is a multidisciplinary scholar and sex educator with research expertise in the fields of women, gender and sexuality studies, history and sociology of education, social justice, and inequalities. Currently, she is conducting research as part of the project team of Ass.-Prof. Dr. Nora Ruck, in the projekt "The Psychological is Political" funded by the Austrian Science Fund. She is also the principal investigator of the project "Love, Intimacy, and Sexuality in the time of COVID-19".

Barbara Rothmüller holds a BA in Sociology, an MA in Philosophy, and a PhD in Social Sciences. From 2015 to 2016, she was a Visiting Student Researcher at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education. Since 2007, she has worked extensively on educational inequalities at the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexualities, as well as on Pierre Bourdieu. In 2017, she received the Arlene Kaplan Daniels Award for the Best Paper on Women and Social Justice, awarded by the Society for the Study of Social Problems at Montreal, Canada. She won the award for her critical analysis of the „imagined community of sexually liberal citizens“ in educational reforms since the 1970s. Her journal publications appear in Discourse, Sex Education, History of Education, and Austrian Journal of Political Science. 

SFU Research Project Database | Research project „The Psychological is Political“ 

Dr. Barbara Rothmüller