Eilmsteiner-Saxinger, Gertrude, Mag.a is Ph. D. candidate in Cultural- and Social Anthropology at the University of Vienna, Austria. For her dissertation-project on Labour Migration in the Siberian North (supervised by Prof. Peter P. Schweitzer, Univ. of Alaska Faibanks and University of Vienna) she was awarded a Dissertation Prize in Migration Studies from the Austrian Academy of Sciences, ÖAW, in 2007. Since 2004 she holds a Diploma in Cultural and Social Anthropology. Title of thesis: Systems of Inequality – Life Plans and Future Perspectives of Students at Moscow Universities.
From 1999 on, she received several sholarships and small grants for field-trips e. g. to Estonia 1999, Pakistan 2001, Russia 2003, Russia 2007 as well as a Joint-Study- Scholarship in 2002/03 for Russian language studies at the Russian State University RGGU in Moscow. 2000 to 2001 she studied Regional Development and Spatial Planning at the Vienna University of Technology (TU) and took part in a joint project of TU and University of Peshawar, Pakistan, on Integrated Regional Development in High-lying Regions of Himalaya, Hindukush, Karakorum. Since 2005 she is scientific collaborator with the Institute for Educational and Vocational Research, Johannes Kepler University Linz. Within a joint lecture of the A.A.S. Working Group Arctic and Sub-arctic she will present the topics Urban Live in Northern Siberia – Spatial Development and Integration as well as Migration in Siberia – Ideology, Policy, Needs and Wishes at the University of Vienna in January 2008. Since 2001 she published scientific and journalist articles as well as radio documentaries. Currently she is working on her first monograph Russia´s young Intelligence.
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