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Univ.-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Claudia Kraft

Department of Contemporary History, Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies

E-Mail: claudia.kraft@univie.ac.at


Claudia Kraft is a Professor for the History of Culture, Knowledge and Gender at the Institute for Contemporary History at Vienna University since 2018. Before coming to Vienna she had worked at the University of Siegen as a Professor of Contemporary European History (2011-2018) and at the University of Erfurt as a Professor of Central and Eastern European History (2005-2011). She specializes in 20th century comparative European and particularly Central and Eastern European History. Her main fields of research are history of everyday life in state socialist societies after World War II, gender history, history of forced migrations after World War II, memory cultures and politics of history in Central and Eastern Europe, comparative legal history and new approaches to area studies.