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Barbara Rothmüller

Dr. Barbara Rothmüller is a multidisciplinary scholar 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 Dr. Nora Ruck, in the projekt "The Psychological is Political: A Recent History of Feminist Psychology in Vienna, 1970-2000". 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 Best Paper on Women and Social Justice by the Society for the Study of Social Problem 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. For more information, see her personal website