Brigitte Pircher

Brigitte Pircher

Associate senior lecturer
Department of Political Science Faculty of Social Sciences
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Research areas

  • European (dis)integration
  • EU institutions and policy-making
  • EU law and its implementation
  • European social policy
  • European Single Market  

I am assistant professor (tenure track) at Linnaeus University and postdoc at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business at Copenhagen Business School ( In 2016, I completed my PhD studies with the highest distinction at the University of Vienna.

Prior work experiences

  • 2018-2020: Senior Lecturer, Linnaeus University
  • 2016-2018: Lecturer, University of Vienna
  • 2016-2018: Postdoctoral fellowship, Linnaeus University
  • 2013-2015: Communication and publication/editorial assistant, University of Vienna
  • 2009-2013: Professional development and quality management in conflict management/community work in social housing, City of Vienna
  • 2007-2009: Assistant and head of office to Member of the European Parliament and chairman of the budgetary control committee, European Parliament

Courses taught at LNU

  • MA-Level: EU policy-making and its implementation, European integration, European political entrepreneurship, Qualitative methods.
  • BA-Level: European (dis)integration, European integration in a global order, European Union politics, Sustainability and multilevel governance, International law and human rights law, Introduction to international law, International human rights law, Political analysis, Human rights in historical and philosophical perspective, European human rights law, Terrorism - a multidisciplinary approach, Thesis: Sustainable development law, Introduction to international economic law, trade law and investment law.


Conference paper (Refereed)

Chapter in book (Refereed)

Collection (editor) (Refereed)

Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)

Article, review/survey (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))