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Anita Thaler, Dr.

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Anita Thaler

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Anita Thaler is researcher at IFZ (Food Systems , Energy and Climate ) and heads the research area Women* – Technology – Environment   and the working group Queer STS .

Her research analyses mutual interactions of science, technology and society, with a focus on transition and learning processes towards sustainability and social justice

Beside her research in the field of gender and technology, she is also lecturer at the University of Graz and Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. She has studied psychology (she is a certified work psychologist), education science and women’s and gender studies at the University of Graz and the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. For her dissertation “Berufsziel Technikerin?” [Professional aim woman engineer? Gender in engineering education.] she received the “Gabriele Possanner"-award 2007 from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research.


  • Queer-feminist science and technology studies
  • Emancipatory potential of information and communication technologies (coding, social media, etc.)
  • Social gender justice in academia and research
  • Transdisciplinary and responsible research and innovation (RRI)
  • Socio-scientific research of innovation projects in the area of energy and food systems
  • Process and impact evaluation of educational measures, research projects and programmes
  • Science communication


New Publications

Dahmen, Jennifer & Thaler, Anita (Hg., 2017).Soziale Geschlechtergerechtigkeit in Wissenschaft und Forschung . Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Verlag Barbara Budrich.
Open Access  

AG Queer STS [Hofstätter, Birgit & Thaler, Anita] (2017). Forum Queer-Feminist STS . Online-Journal, Vol. 2.

More Electronic Working Papers