Astrid Mattes works as a postdoctoral migration researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She studied Political Science and Comparative Religious Studies at the Universities of Vienna and Limerick (Ireland). For her Doctoral Thesis "Integrating Religion: The Roles of Religion in Austrian, German and Swiss immigrant Integration Studies" she received the "Dissertation Award for Research on Migration" from the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Between 2010 and 2018 she worked as a researcher at the University of Vienna and was involved in different research programmes on the mapping of religions in Vienna, the politics of inclusion and exclusion and religion and transformation in contemporary societies. Her main fields of interest are immigrant integration politics, the governing of diversity in liberal democracies, religious pluralism and Islam in Europe.
- Governing diversity in liberal democratic settings
- Politics of belonging
- Religious pluralism
Memberships and additional functions
- Member of the IMISCOE Research Network
- Board Member of the Austrian Association for the Study of Religion
- Member of the Austrian Political Science Association
- Member of the Research Centre "Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society"
- Reviewer for international and national journals