P. Dannecker is Head of the newly founded Department of Development Studies of the
University of Vienna. She is working on issues related to development sociology, development politics, globalization and migration processes, gender studies, transnationalism, and gender and migration.
Petra Dannecker did her PhD in Sociology (Bielefeld University) on the subject of female garment workers in Bangladesh. Until 2007 she was Assistant Professor and Lecturer in the Faculty of Sociology at the Bielefeld University and became afterwards Senior Research Fellow at the German Development Institute in Bonn. There she was responsible for coordinating research and knowledge transfer between the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and scientific communities focusing on development research in Germany. From October 2008 she was Visiting Professor for Global Studies and Development Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Vienna.
The Security Challenges of Refugee Camps in Borderlands