Stella Wolter, MA BA

Bereich: Arbeit & Chancengleichheit

Funktionen am ZSI: Researcher


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Arbeits- und Forschungsschwerpunkte:

Since 2022 Stella Wolter works for the Center for Social Innovation (ZSI). She studied Political Science (BA) and Cultural and Social Anthropology (BA) at the University of Vienna. In April 2021, she completed her master's degree in "Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes" at the University of Vienna with the thesis "Waiting, Liminality and Precarity: The Experiences of Children Seeking Asylum in Austria". During her studies, she completed internships at the German Institute for Global Area Studies in Hamburg and the Goethe-Institut Tawain. She has experience as a researcher and project leader in national and international research projects, e.g. as prae doc in the EU H2020 project "MiCREATE - Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe" at the University of Vienna and e.g. Health4Value and TAAFE at ZSI. Currently, she is also doing her PhD and teaches at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Vienna on the integration of children in Austria.

Stella Wolter publishes in peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Wiley, Taylor & Francis) and holds workshops on diversity, integration and migration (e.g. for OeAD, CESIE). Besides, she is a project evaluator for the Social Innovation Award "SozialMarie". Her skills include conducting interviews and focus groups, policy analysis, ethnography, surveys, evaluations, social impact analysis, and workshops, as well as using an arts-based and child-centered approach.

Her research focus at ZSI includes:

  • Social inequalities 
  • Inclusion of vulnerable groups
  • Social policy
  • Governance
  • Social innovation

Laufende und abgeschlossene Projekte:

Weitere Publikationen:

Wolter, S., Tatzber, R., Sauer, B. (2022). Waiting in the Austrian asylum system: The well-being of asylum-seeking children in a phase of liminality. Children & Society, 00, 1–14.

Dursun, A., Wolter, S., Liepold, M., Buschmann, D., Sauer, B. (2022). Contested Integration: Hegemony Projects in the Field of Education in Austria. Critical Policy Studies, 00, 1–20.

Cakir, A., Wolter, S., Liepold, M., Sauer, B. (2020). Intersectional contestations – the meaning of integration of ‚migrant‘ pupils in Austrian school. Koper, Annales.

Wolter, S., Liepold, M., Tatzber, R. (2022). Schulen als multikultureller Lebensraum: Ein Lehrerhandbuch. Micreate Project. Vienna, University of Vienna.

Wolter, S., Liepold, M., Tatzber, R. (2021). Case Study Report: Migrant Children in Transition (Micreate Project Report).

Wolter, S., Liepold, M., Tatzber, R. (2021). National Report on Qualitative Research – Long Term Resident Migrant Children – Austria (Micreate Project Report).

Wolter, S., Liepold, M., Tatzber, R. (2021). National Survey Analysis – Newly Arrived Migrant Children, Long Term Resident Migrant Children, Local Children – Austria (Micreate Project Report). 

Cakir, A., Wolter, S., Liepold, M. (2020). National Report on Educational Community and School System: Austria (Micreate Project Report).

Dursun, A., Wolter, S., Liepold, M., Buschmann, D., Sauer, B. (2019). Snapshot of Good Practices for Integration of Migrant Children – Austria (Micreate Project Report). 


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