Career

Academic Research & Teaching:

2016-2017 University of Innsbruck, Austria: Lecturer, Sociology.

2006-2015 University of Vienna, Austria: Lecturer (2006-10), Austrian politics & EU; Principal Investigator (invited), urban politics, Political Science.

2011-14 University of Chicago, USA: Visiting Scholar & Lecturer (2012), Sociology and Political Science; Mellon-Endeavour Program, The College; European Conference & book, UofC Center Paris; Cultural Policy Center / Urban Research Group, Department of Sociology.

2010-11 University of New Orleans, USA: Visiting Professor & Marshall Plan Anniversary Chair, Planning & Urban Studies, Politics, Austria & European Studies.

2006-9 London School of Economics, UK: Academic Visiting & Postdoctoral Fellow (EU & FWF Schroedinger), Urban Research, Geography, Sociology, Government.

2005-6 Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany: EU Senior Expert, globalisation and public space – Architecture, Media Design, Urban Sociology.

2001 Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, EU Socrates Exchange Fellow of EUI.

1999-2005 European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy: 2004-5 Research Fellow (post-doc); 2003-4 External Research Collaborator; 1999-2004 Researcher, Ph.D. program, supervisor Prof. Michael Keating, Social and Political Sciences.

Journalism & Publishing:

2004-2017  Academic Author & Editorial Evaluator: books, articles, book chapters for international publishers and academic journals (in German and English) – e.g. Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, Ashgate, PIE-Peter Lang, International Journal of Urban and Regional Studies, Regional & Federal Studies, European Journal of Social Theory, Urban Studies; Environment & Planning, International Journal for Transportation & Urban Planning  — see full list of publications on this homepage, download samples at http://eui.academia.edu/DeFrantzMonika)

1999-2001  The Economist,  London: Research Consultant & Author, Economist Intelligence Unit, Austria Country Forecasts.

1998 Der Standard, Vienna: Journalist – daily news, EU & international politics, Special Reporter, Austria’s 1st EU-presidency.

1997-1998   Die Presse, Vienna: Intern – daily news journalism – EU & economy.

Policy Consulting & International Organisations:

2016-18 Austrian Zukunftsfonds, Principal Investigator, Seed Project on Urban Politics: Local Democracy & Cultural Diversity

2006-2017   EU Commission DG Research, Brussels: Independent Expert & Rapporteur, Horizon 2020, FP7, FP6; evaluation of research projects & grant proposals, mediation of inderdisciplinary expert meetings & consensus reports.

2010  Austrian Institute of Regional Research ÖIR, Vienna / EU Commission DG Regio:  Academic Consultant – governance, EU regional policy, Danube Macro-Regional Strategy.

1999 Green Party, Vienna City Hall: Political Referee, political coordination and strategic planning for party leader & policy analysis of urban political economy.

1998-1999 Institute of Industrial Sciences IWI, Vienna: Researcher, economic policy, regional business clusters & internationalisation.

1997-1998 EU-Commission, RELEX-DG1, Brussels: Stageaire / Intern, Unit of Policy Analysis &  Strategic Planning, international economic relations to industrialised states (G8, WTO, USA, Asia…).

1997 United Nations Office for Project Services UNOPS, New York: Intern, project management of international development cooperation programmes – environment (Danube; Black Sea; Yemen; Mekong).

1994-1995  Baobab / ÖFSE Austrian Research Foundation for International Development, Vienna: Student Collaborator – public information & educational materials.

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