Karin Schneider studied history, journalism and communication sciences as well as German in Vienna. She completed training in archive science and the historical auxiliary sciences at the Institute of Austrian Historical Research. In 2002, she received her PhD for a dissertation on the history of the bourgeoisie in the Habsburg Monarchy. Subsequently, she worked as a researcher on projects at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck and the Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt. She currently heads two research projects funded by the Austrian Science Fund and the Anniversary Fund of the Austrian National Bank at the Institute of Modern and Contemporary History (since 2016).
Period: 19th century
Area: Habsburg Monarchy
Topics: international history, modern political history, social history, cultural history, women’s and gender history