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Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Elisabeth Holzleithner

Speaker for the Research Plattform GAIN

Department of Legal Philosophy, Faculty of Law


E-Mail: elisabeth.holzleithner@univie.ac.at
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Elisabeth Holzleithner, the speaker of the Research Platform GAIN – Gender: Ambivalent In_Visibilities, is Professor of Legal Philosophy and Legal Gender Studies at the University of Vienna. She serves as Head of the Department of Legal Philosophy, as Vice Dean of Studies at the Faculty of Law, and she is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Doctoral School Advanced Research School in Law and Jurisprudence (ARS Iuris). She is also a member of the Board of editors of the Journals “Gender”, “Rechtsphilosophie. Zeitschrift für Grundlagen des Rechts“ (Legal Philosophy. Journal for Foundations of the Law) and “Zeitschrift für Menschenrechte” (Journal for Human Rights).


Her research is located in the fields of legal and political philosophy, legal gender and queer studies, as well as law, literature and popular culture. Recent Publications in English include: “Subversion from Within: Opposition to Gender Equality in the Court of Justice of the European Union”, in: Mieke Verloo (ed.), Varieties of Opposition to Gender Equality in Europe. Theory, Evidence and Practice, New York and London: Routledge 2018, 135-153; Gender Equality and Physical Requirements, in: European Equality Law Review 2017/1, 13-22; "The Game is Rigged": Fictions of Lawyering, in: Hiebaum, Christian/Knaller, Susanne/Pichler, Doris (Hg.), Recht und Literatur im Zwischenraum/Law and Literature In-Between: Aktuelle inter- und transdisziplinäre Zugänge/Contemporary Inter- and Transdisciplinary Approaches, Bielefeld: transcript Lettre 2015, 287-303. For a complete list of her publications and activities go to https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/persons/elisabeth-holzleithner(9a33af4e-5ad5-457d-90a6-2b99d7b1b093)/publications.html


She has recently received two notable Awards for her work: “Gabriele Possanner-Staatspreis für wissenschaftliche Leistungen in der Geschlechterforschung” (State Award for Scientific Achievements in Gender Studies) 2017; and Frauenring-Preis für Engagement für Frauenanliegen und Verdienste um Geschlechtergleichstellung (Dedication to Women’s Issues and Merits concerning Gender Equality) 2017.