Petra Dannecker is the head of the Vienna University’s Department of Development Studies, where she also works as a professor of development sociology. Before working in Vienna, Petra studied in Konstanz and Bielefeld, starting with political science, English and sociology and ultimately writing a development sociology doctoral thesis on Markt, Staat und Ethnizität [The Market, State and Ethnicity]. Petra has also worked at the Deutschen Institut für Entwicklungspolitik [The German Development Institute] in Bonn and carried out field research in South East Asia. Her research Interests include development sociology and development politics, transnationalisation and development and international gender politics.
Information valid as of autumn 2015.