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Mail: johanna.gehmacher@univie.ac.at
Phone: +43-1-4277-41210

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ao. Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Johanna Gehmacher

a.o. University Professor


Johanna Gehmacher has been teaching at the Institute of Contemporary History since 1998. Since 2001 she is extraordinary university professor at the University of Vienna. She has held a number of university functions (including head of department (2012-2014)) and is currently speaker of the key research area women’s and gender history at the Faculty for Historical and Cultural Studies. In the academic year 2018/19, she was the Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor at the German Historical Institute London and at the London School of Economics. She is a member of the interdisciplinary network ‘Biographieforschung’ co-editor of the Austrian Journal of Historical Studies (OeZG).

Curriculum Vitae


Research topics

  • Contemporary history as women's and gender history
  • Theoretical and empirical perspectives on the concept of nation
  • theory of biography, biography research
  • Social movements: Women's movements, youth movements
  • National Socialism: history of National Socialism as an oppositional movement, women's and gender history of National Socialism, history of memory

Selected publications