Research Group Leader "Urban Transformation"
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Josef Kohlbacher, MA, PhD, Master & Doctor of Social Sciences was born 1958 in Lilienfeld (Austria). He studied sociology, social and cultural anthropology, German philology, history and Egyptology at the University of Vienna; from 1977 to 1987 a number of field research stays in Egypt, India and Nepal, from 1984 to 1987 he was a research fellow at the Museum of Anthropology in Vienna. Since 1988 he was senior researcher at the Institute of Urban and Regional Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, where he has been deputy director of the Institute since 2006.
His main research interests are the housing market integration of immigrants, municipal integration policies, interethnic relations in the local urban context, neighbourhood social interactions, residential segregation and its social implications and refugee studies with a focus on integration processes and value orientations.
Migration and integration
Municipal integration policies
Interethnic relations in the local urban context
Neighbourhood social interactions,
(L-P-A) Leaving – Persevering – Arriving. A transdisciplinary survey of the recent situation of refugees in Austria (Loslassen – durchstehen – ankommen. Eine transdisziplinäre Studie zur rezenten Situation Geflüchteter in Österreich)
(Values Study) Value concepts and expectations of refugees admitted asylum and subsidiary protection in Austria (Wertehaltungen und Erwartungen von Asylberechtigten und subsidiär Schutzberechtigten in Österreich)
Paths of Integration of refugees granted asylum or subsidiary protection from Afghanistan in Austria: Changing value concepts and expectations(Integrationsverläufe Asylberechtigter und subsidiär Schutzberechtigter aus Afghanistan in Österreich: Veränderungsprozesse der Wertvorstellungen und Erwartungshaltungen/IASAÖ
Memberships and additional functions
IMISCOE (International Migration Integration and Social Cohesion)