Emma Dowling

habil., Ass.-Prof., BA MSc MRes PhD, habil.


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Research interests

Social and ecological change (just transition/sustainability and social justice), feminist and critical political economy, financialisation and society, welfare state transformation, work and emotions, care and social reproduction, affect theory, participatory research methods.


Special qualifications and skills

2021 Certificate, Teaching Competence Plus, University of Vienna

2019 Habilitation, Sociology (Venia Legendi and Venia Docendi), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. 

2011 Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Queen Mary University of London

2010, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Politics, University of London.

2009, Certified Translator for German/English in the Social Sciences, Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenschaft

2006, Master of Research (MRes), Social and Political Theory, University of London

2003, Master of Science (MSc), Global Ethics, University of Birmingham

2002, Bachelor of Arts (BA), Politics and International Studies, University of Birmingham

1998, European Baccalaureate, European School Munich

Curriculum vitae

Since February 2020: Tenure-Track Professor for the Sociology of Social Change, University of Vienna

2017 - 2019: Senior Researcher, Political Sociology, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

2016: Senior Fellow, Research Group of Postgrowth Socieities, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

2012 - 2017: Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Middlesex University London

2009 - 2012: Lecturer in Ethics, Governance and Accountability, Queen Mary, University of London


The Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE)

European Sociological Association (ESA)

Austrian Sociological Association (ÖGS)

British International Studies Association (BISA)

BISA International Political Economy Group (IPEG)



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, Habilitation (Venia Legendi and Venia Docendi), Crisis of Measure? A Sociology of Affective Labour and Social Reproduction for the Critique of Political Economy, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Award Date: 1 Aug 2019

Academic Practice, Postgraduate Certificate, Queen Mary University of London

Award Date: 1 Jun 2011

Politics, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Affecting Legitimation: The Productivty of Resistance in Global Neoliberal Governance, University of London

Award Date: 30 Nov 2010

German/English Translation for Social Science, Certified Translator, Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenschaft

Award Date: 9 May 2009

Social and Political Theory, Master of Research (MRes), University of London

Award Date: 31 Oct 2006

Global Ethics, Master of Science (MSc), University of Birmingham

Award Date: 1 Nov 2003

Politics and International Studies, Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Birmingham

Award Date: 1 Jun 2002


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