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Tanja Kotik, BA MA

Tanja Kotik completed her bachelor's degree in sociology at the University of Vienna and her master's degree in Global History and Global Studies with distinction. Focusing on Chinese economic history, her master's thesis dealt with the political and economic effects of the opium trade and cultivation in China in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Since October 2020, she has worked as a university assistant at the Institute of History in the Section of Contemporary History, where she is carrying out her dissertation project. In her current research project, she examines the question of how the bilateral political relations between West-Germany and the People's Republic of China in the 1980s and 1990s were entangled with econoomic relations, and how these relations influenced German-Chinese Joint Ventures in China.

As part of her commitment to the I.L.A. Collective and the Austrian sub-division of KAUZ, the Workshop for Climate, Work and Future, Tanja Kotik deals with the political science concepts of imperial and solidary mode of living (see Brand/Wissen 2021: The Imperial Mode of Living; I.L.A. Collective 2017: Auf Kosten Anderer [At the expense of others]; ebda 2019: Das Gute Leben für Alle [The good life for all]), climate change, the social problems associated with it and opportunities for a socio-ecological transformation of society, work and the economy. (see Brochure ‘Von A wie Arbeit bis Z wie Zukunft’)

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Current courses




Tanja Kotik

Section of Contemporary History, Attemsgasse 8/II, 8010 Graz

Phone:+43 316 380 - 2620

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