Heidrun Zettelbauer (Head of Subject Area)
Univ.-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in phil. Zettelbauer, Heidrun
Heidrun Zettelbauer is a historian and cultural scientist. She was appointed University Professor of Cultural and Gender History at the University of Graz in December 2022 and is head of the subject area of the same name at the Institute of History. She qualified for the subject "Modern/Newest History" with the habilitation thesis "Sich der Nation ver|schreiben. Selbsterzählungen völkischer Akteurinnen" in 2017. Zettelbauer is a member of the editorial board of both peer-reviewed journals Zeitgeschichte and L'Homme. European Journal of Feminist Historical Studies. In 2017, she was awarded the Erzherzog-Johann-Forschungspreis of the State of Styria, and in 2005, the Hertha Firnberg Prize for the research project "Gender and Germanness". She has designed and implemented numerous (contractual) research projects and is currently acting as project leader for the Elisabeth-List-Fellowship-Programme for Gender Research project “War Welfare and Gender Politics in the First World War. Local and Global Dimensions” (2021–2023) in collaboration with the University of Leeds (UK). In 2009, together with Karin M. Schmidlechner and Käthe Sonnleitner, she founded the research and teaching core area Gender History, acting as its coordinator from 2009 to 2020.
From 2017 till 2022 she has been the coordinator of the Working Group for Equal Opportunities at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and an advisory board member to the Coordination Centre for Gender Studies and Equal Opportunities. In addition, she is the spokesperson of the Doctoral Programme Interdisciplinary Gender Studies and is coordinator of the Gender Cluster with the university research network Heterogenität und Kohäsion (Heterogeneity and Cohesion). She also coordinates the Cluster In/Equalities in the profile area "Dimensions of Europeanization" together with Emma Lantschner.
In her research, she focuses on gender and cultural theories, gender history, gender-sensitive research on nationalism, auto-/biographical research, body history and cultural-theoretical museology. Heidrun Zettelbauer is currently researching narratives of the self in nationalist contexts of interpretation, war welfare and gender in the First World War, and homosociality/homosexuality in National Socialism.
Institut für Geschichte