Andreas Streinzer

Andreas Streinzer

Andreas Streinzer


Post-Doc Researcher

Büro 51-7002
Unterer Graben 21
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses

Andreas Streinzer is Post-doc researcher at the Transcultural Studies Group at the HSG and co-coordinator of the project "Europe´s Un/deserving" (PI: Jelena Tosic). He is associate researcher at the Institute for Social Research, Frankfurt am Main. He was trained in sociology at Lancaster University, social philosophy at Goethe University Frankfurt, and graduated in social and cultural anthropology from University of Vienna in June 2019. He was a guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/ Saale and Postdoc Fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). His dissertation investigated reconfigurations of provisioning during the economic crisis in Greece. He developed an analytic framework to ethnographically study socio-economic formations during rapid transformations combining state austerity, recession and disconsumption. In his current research, he investigates the moralisation of inequalities in Europe, specifically concerning questions of taxation and welfare in Austria.

Fields of research

Economic and Political Anthropology

Labour and Consumption

Morality and Deservingness

Welfare States

Methods: Ethnography, Comparative Research, Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences

Further fields of research


Anthropology of Europe


PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna (with guest studentships in Sociology at Lancaster University and Social Philosophy at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main), June 2019. Summa com laude.

MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna, March 2011  

Professional Career

Researcher at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University Sankt Gallen (May 2019- Oct 2019)

Lecturer at the Institut für Ethnologie, Goethe University Frankfurt (Oct 2018 – Feb 2019)

Fellow at the IfS - Institut für Sozialforschung, Frankfurt am Main (Sept 2017 - May 2019)

Guest PhD Student in Social Philosophy, Goethe University Frankfurt (supervised by Prof. Axel Honneth and Prof. Martin Saar) (Sept 2017 - June 2019)

Guest PhD Student in Sociology, University of Lancaster (supervised by Prof. Bob Jessop and Prof. Andrew Sayer) (May 2017)

Guest Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/ Saale (Apr 2016 – Jul 2016)

Visiting Researcher at the Social Anthropology Laboratory, University of Thessaly, Volos (supervised by Prof. Elefteria Deltsou) (May 2015 – Feb 2016)

Speaker of der Regional Group Europe at the German Anthropological Association (with Jelena Tosic) (Oct 2015 – ongoing)

DOCteam fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences with project “Practicing Values – Valuing Practices” ( (Supervisors: Prof. Thomas Fillitz, Prof. Tatjana Thelen, Prof. Ulrich Brand) (Oct 2014 – Jun 2018)


2019 SOWI.DOC Award of the University of Vienna