Networks & Commitments

PhD Club:
Social Spaces & Practices of Governance

This PhD Club is primarily a reading club but can also adapt to members’ punctual needs, e.g. to discuss a member’s written work relevant to the club. Its members collectively choose the readings that form the basis of the debates. Selected readings engage with (urban) governance from a sociological or anthropological perspective. More specifically, the club tackles the social processes of making policy, institutions, bureaucracies as well as the state. Local conditions and practices form the basis of our perspective on governance that we analytically connect with global processes.


Research Platform:
The Challenge of Urban Futures

The Research Platform aims at scrutinising ecologies of relations that connect multiple thematic areas. Together the associated researchers seek to unravel the social, cultural, economic and politico-institutional mechanisms underlying the convergences and divergences across European cities to track the transformation of urban structures over the last four decades.


PhD-student union for social sciences @University of Vienna

BaGru SoWi Dok is the abbreviation for “PhD base group in social sciences”. The name stands for the elected student representation group of the PhD curriculum in the social sciences. The 5 officially elected candidates, along with further BaGru activists enrolled in this curriculum, represent PhD-students’ interests in various university committees. The current representatives work as a base group. This means that there is a plenary structure open to all PhD-students. Everybody is welcome to come to the meetings, bring ideas, influence decisions and develop activities. As a base group, we prefer consensual decision-making and try to take decisions in such a way so everyone involved can stand to them. We particularly value solution-oriented attitudes.


Austrian Sociological Association

Since 1950 the Association represents sociologists in Austria. It’s main goal is to maintain a network of information and exchange within the sociological community as well as between society and science.

Tatjana is active in the sections for Sociological Theory and Urban Research.


Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences

The Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences promotes innovative, excellent, problem-oriented research that aspires to contribute to societal debates and address key global challenges.

The cohorts trained and supported by the ViDSS are part of a vibrant research environment and international networks. The ViDSS encompasses and fosters connections between a broad range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives.