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Carina Altreiter

Dr. Carina Altreiter
+43 1 31336 6312
About me:
Carina Altreiter received her PhD in Sociology at the University of Vienna and is currently a post-doc researcher and WU project leader in the FWF-funded project „Spatial Competition and Economic Policies (SPACE): Discourses, Institutions and Everyday Practices.” (ZK-60; duration: 2019-2023). Previously, she has been working in the project “Solidarity in times of crisis (SOCRIS)” (FWF Nr. I 2698-G27; duration: 2016-2019) at the Department of Sociology at the University of Vienna. For her PhD thesis dealing with the influence of social class on the working-life trajectories and work experiences of young industrial blue-collar workers (Campus, 2019) she received the Theodor-Körner award in 2017. Her research areas and interests cover work and employment, social inequalities – with a focus on social class and gender –, social change, solidarity, qualitative methods and public sociology. For further information on previous activities please visit the [profile on the website of the Department of Sociology](https://www.soz.univie.ac.at/personen/mitarbeiterinnen-am-institut-fuer-soziologie/altreiter-mag-carina/carina-altreiter-vita-uni-wien/) at the University of Vienna.
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since 2019
Post-Doc Reasearcher WU Wien
Lecturer University of Vienna
Post-doc Researcher University of Vienna
since 2014
National Correspondent for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
University assistant (prae-doc) University of Vienna
Researcher JKU Linz

Researcher Identifier

Awards and Honors

Theodor-Körner Preis


  • 5304 Labour market research (Details)
  • 5401 General social research (Details)
  • 5413 Sociological methods (Details)


  • Work and employment
  • Solidarity
  • Social class
  • Social inequality
  • social change
  • science to public


Other scientific activities
  2019 Ö1 - "Wenn der Soziologe vor der Tür steht" - Zu Gast in der Ö1 Sendung "Punkt 1" mit Xaver Forthuber


Book (monograph)

2019 Altreiter, Carina. 2019. Woher man kommt, wohin man geht. Über die Zugkraft der Klassenherunft am Beispiel junger IndustriearbeiterInnen. Frankfurt a. M./ New York: Campus. (Details)

Journal article

2018 Altreiter, Carina. 2018. Soziale Klasse in der Arbeitssoziologie. Zur Relevanz eines totgesagten Begriffs. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie. 43 (3), 251-266. (Details)


SPACE (2019-2023) (Details)