Karin Fischer


Studied social and economic history, political science and philosophy in Vienna. Dissertation on class formation and uneven development in Chile.
Currently head of the Department Politics and Development Research at the Institute of Sociology at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. Chairwoman of the Mattersburg Circle for Development Studies at Austrian Universities.

Main topics of research

•    North-South relations
•    Global inequality
•    Global commodity chains


•    Handbuch Entwicklungsforschung, hrsg. gemeinsam mit Gerhard Hauck und Manuela Boatcă, Wiesbaden 2016. Link.
•    Rohstoffe und Entwicklung, hrsg. gemeinsam mit Johannes Jäger und Lukas Schmidt. Wien 2016. Link.