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Katharina Litschauer

Katharina Litschauer MSc(WU),MA
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About me:
_Katharina Litschauer_ received her MA in Political Science from the University of Vienna, and holds an MSc in Economics from WU Vienna. She is currently a researcher in the FWF-funded project “Spatial Competition and Economic Policies ([SPACE](https://spatial-competition.com/)): Discourses, Institutions and Everyday Practices.” (ZK-60) at the Institute for Sociology and Social Research. Previously, she has been working in the project “[Decarb_inclusive](https://eeg.tuwien.ac.at/research/projects/decarb-inclusive)” (Klimafonds Nr. KR17AC0K13648) at the Institute for Heterodox Economics at WU Vienna. She also worked in the project “[Vienna in Transition. (Dis-)Continuities of Urban Change](https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/projects/vienna-in-transition-discontinuities-of-urban-change(9ef66c27-5e35-4972-826c-7ed9b9697dec).html)” (FWF Nr. P 30617) at the Department of Sociology at the University of Vienna. Her research interests include housing studies, critical urban studies and political economy, with a special focus on processes of marketization, financialization and social inequality. Her scientific work centres on social aspects of housing provision. At the Young Economists Conference 2019, she presented on housing affordability in Vienna.
Contact information and photo taken from and editable at WU Directory.


since 2020
Researcher WU Vienna
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  • Financialization
  • Gender and Inequality
  • Critical Urban Studies
  • Political Economy


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Chapter in edited volume

2021 Litschauer, Katharina, Friesenecker, Michael. 2021. Affordable housing for all? Challenging the legacy of Red Vienna. In: Vienna Still a Just City? Hrsg. Yuri Kazepov, Roland Verwiebe, 53-67. London: Routledge. open access (Details)
  Friesenecker, Michael, Litschauer, Katharina. 2021. Innovating social housing? Tracing the social in social housing construction. In: Vienna Still a Just City? Hrsg. Yuri Kazepov, Roland Verwiebe, 68-82. London: Routledge. open access (Details)
  Litschauer, Katharina, Grabner, Daniel, Smet, Koen. 2021. Wohnen: Inklusiv, leistbar, emissionsfrei. In: Klimasoziale Politik. Eine gerechte und emissionsfreie Gesellschaft gestalten. Hrsg. Die Armutskonferenz, Attac, Beigewum, 153-161. Wien: bahoe books. (Details)


Transitioning buildings to full reliance on renewable energy and assuring inclusive and affordable housing (2018-2020) (Details)