Rainer Bauböck Professor of Social and Political Theory
Rainer Bauböck holds a chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute. He is on leave from the Institute for European Integration Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, where he is also vice-chair of the Academy’s Commission for Migration and Integration Research.
Research Interests: Normative Political Theory and Comparative Research on Democratic Citizenship, European Integration, Migration, Nationalism and Minority Rights
Past Positions: From 1986 to 1999 Rainer Bauböck was a researcher and associate professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna. He has taught regularly at the Universities of Vienna and Innsbruck and is a recurrent visiting professor at Central European University Budapest. He was also a visiting academic at the Bellagio Rockefeller Foundation (June-July 2006), at Yale University (Jan-May 2005), the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (2003), the University of Bristol (April-June 2002), University of Malmö (September 2000-February 2001); the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and Princeton University (September 1998-June 1999); and the University of Warwick (1990-91). In 2003-2005, Rainer Bauböck was president of the Austrian Association of Political Science. In November 2006, he was awarded the Latsis Prize of the European Science Foundation for his work on immigration and social cohesion in modern societies.
Main Publications: Rainer Bauböck is the author of “Transnational Citizenship. Membership and Rights in International Migration” (1994) and editor of a series of books on migration, citizenship and diversity. Most recently, he coordinated two comparative research projects on citizenship laws and policies in the European Union. Results have been published in three volumes with Amsterdam University Press: “The Acquisition and Loss of Nationality, Policies and Trends in 15 European states” (vol.1: comparative analyses, vol. 2 country analyses), and: “Citizenship Policies in the New Europe”, April 2007.
Languages: fluent in German and English
good passive knowledge of French
basic knowledge of Italian and Spanish