Brigitte Fuchs, MA, PhD

Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Brigitte Fuchs holds a MA (1992) and a PhD (2000) from the University of Vienna. She teaches Gender Studies and International Development at the Universities of Vienna, Graz, Salzburg and Innsbruck. Her research interest is directed towards the modern/colonial policies of race and gender, the intersectionality of gender, class, and „race“, and the correlated anthropological and medical knowledge production.

Among others, she was involved in the Austrian Science Foundation FWF subsidized project Infectious Diseases and Public Health in Southeast Europe of the SEEHA, University of Graz (2007-2014). She published on the colonial entanglement of anthropological and medical theorizing; the various nineteenth-century Austro-Hungarian colonial entanglements and its corresponding policies of gender, race and public health and allegedly female disorders as gender dispositif. 

She is an editor of Austrian Studies in Social Anthropology (ASSA).