Mag. Elisabeth Luif, MA

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Curriculum Vitae


  • Curriculum Vitae
    • born 1987 in Vienna
    • 2005-2014: Diploma Program International Development, University of Vienna
    • 2014-2020: MA History, University of Vienna
      Thesis title: The ‚Social Working Committee‘ of the Fatherland Front. Integration strategies towards the working class during Austrofascism. (Supervisor: Florian Wenninger)
    • since September 2020: PhD candidate in Comparative History, Central European University, Vienna/Budapest
    • Dissertation Topic: Integrating the workers into the ‚new state‘? Regime policies towards the working class in Austria and Greece during the 1930s (Supervisors: Susan Zimmermann and Constantin Iordachi)
    • since January 2022: prae-doc university assistant for Women’s and Gender History of the labor movement, research area of Prof. Gabriella Hauch, Institute of History, University of Vienna
    • Public history activist and trainer for historical political education
  • Awards

    Herbert-Steiner-Prize 2021, awarded by the Documentation Center of the Austrian Resistance (DÖW) and the International Conference of Labour and Social History (ITH)



  • Research interests
    •  Interwar Fascism and Labor History in Central and Southeastern Europe
    • Transnational Perspectives on 20th century European History
    • Memory Politics and Representations of the Past