Mag.a Mag.a Maria Sagmeister

Post-Doc (Post-Doc Track Stipend ÖAW)




Maria Sagmeister
is a lawyer and art historian with a focus on gender-theoretical issues in both subjects. She completed her dissertation at the Institute for Legal Philosophy at the University of Vienna, in which she deals with the question of how law can contribute to a more equal distribution of unpaid care work between men and women. The dissertation "Parental Rights in the Light of Equality and Autonomy" has received numerous awards, including the Johanna Dohnal and Theodor Körner Prize, and will shortly be published by Verlag Österreich. Maria Sagmeister is currently researching the commodification of care work and the in_visibility of labour in this field, which is often done in private households and under precarious legal conditions. As an art historian, she is interested in artistic strategies of emancipatory visualization. She completed her art history diploma with a thesis on photographic portraits, highlighting three artists who portray queer communities. Maria Sagmeister is a Post DocTrack fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) and a fellow of Ars Iuris. She is co-editor of the critical legal journal "juridikum".