Ulrike Zartler

Associate Professor of Family Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna

Main areas of research
Family sociology, social media in childhood and youth, online moral courage, divorce and post-divorce families, legal aspects of family and childhood, child participation, qualitative research methods Habilitation: ‘Transition processes in families. Divorce and post-divorce families analyzed from a social constructivist and configurational perspective’; Received the venia legendi for Sociology in June 2015


Academic career and positions held to date
Since 2017 University of Vienna, Department of Sociology, Associate professor of family sociology
2014–2017 University of Vienna, Department of Sociology Assistant professor of family sociology (Tenure track)
2008–2014 University of Vienna, Department of Sociology University assistant
2007–2008 University of Vienna, Department of Sociology Lecturer (BA and MA level)
2006–2008 University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Vienna, Department of Tourism Management Lecturer (MA level)
2004–2009 University of Applied Sciences, FH Campus Vienna, Department of Social Work Lecturer (BA and MA level)
2000–2007 European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna Researcher, program area ‘Childhood, Youth & Families’
1998–2004 Academy of Social Work, Vienna Lecturer
2000 Belarusian State University, Minsk Research fieldwork (1 month)
2000 Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv Research fieldwork (1 month)
1998–2000 Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Department of Sociology Researcher
1996–2000 University of Vienna Doctorate (Dr. phil.) in Sociology, with distinction
1996–1998 Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna Postgraduate program in Sociology
1990–1996 University of Vienna M.A. studies in Sociology, socio-economic history, empirical research methods, and French M.A. diploma received (Mag. rer.soc.oec.) March 19, 1996


Selected research projects

  • Cyber Heroes: Mobilizing young people for counter speech in dealing with cyberbullying, hate and trolling on the Internet; FFG (KIRAS): 2019-2021
  • Online Civil Courage: Mechanisms and effects of morally courageous interventions of teenagers dealing with perceived violence on the Internet; FFG (KIRAS): 2017-2019
  • SMiLE: Exploring Divorce with Illustrations; Sparkling Science: 2017-2019
  • Digital media in primary school age. Perspectives of children and their parents; safer internet: 2017-2018
  • Pathways to the Future: A longitudinal study of the social integration of young people in Vienna; Chamber of Labour Vienna; Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Pro-tection; Vienna Board of Education; Vienna Employment Promotion Fund: 2017-2021