Jürgen Pirker is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Public Law and Political Science of the University of Graz. He is a member of the steering committee of the Austrian Cluster for Conflict, Peace and Democracy (CPDC), chairman of the board of the Young Forum of the Austrian Commission of Jurists (ACJ) and a member of the Curricula Commission for International Study Programmes at the Faculty of Law. Previously he was Senior Researcher at the Institute for Minority Rights of the European Academy Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), University Assistant at the Institute of Public Law and Political Science at the University of Graz and regularly guest lecturer at the University of Klagenfurt and the Pedagogical University of Carinthia. He has held several international teaching positions and carried out international/national research projects in the field of diversity management and minority rights in Europe (with a specific focus on Austria, Slovenia and the Alps-Adriatic region).
Having graduated in Law and History, his teaching and research include:
issues of Austrian Constitutional and Administrative Law, as well as,
interdisciplinary issues at the intersection of Public Law, History and Politics (also empirical studies), particularly in the field of minority rights, diversity management and interactive conflict transformation in Europe, the Alps-Adriatic region and Austria-Slovenia in particular.
- Law and Diversity
- Fundamental Rights and Minority Rights
- Memory Politics
- Conflict Studies (Interactive Conflict Resolution)
Topic of "Habilitation"
Collective Rights (Public Law)
Member and Head of the Commission for International Studies at the Law Faculty
Member of the Steering Group of the Austrian Conflict,- Peace-, and Democracy Cluster (CPDC)
Member of the Editorial Board of the Academic Blog "Young Science in Public Law"
Member of the Young Forum of the Austrian Commission of Jurists
|2014-||Assistant Professor at the Institute for Public Law and Political Science|
|01/2019-05/2019||Guest Professor at the College of Liberal Arts of the University of Minnesota (USA)|
|05/2017||Guest Lecturer at the Inter-University Center Dubrovnik (CRO)|
|02-03/2017||Guest Lecturer at the Germano-Sino Institute for Law Studies of the University of Nanjing (China)|
|05,07/2016||Lecturer in the EC Jean-Monnet Project "DescNet" of the Universities of Graz and Batumi (GEO)|
|10/2013-03/2014||Senior Researcher at the Institute for Minority Rights of the European Academy Bozen (EURAC)|
|2012-2018||University Lecturer at the Center for Peace Research and Peace Education, University of Klagenfurt|
|2012-2016||Lecturer at the University College of Teacher Education Carinthia|
|02/2010-09/2013||University Assistant at the Institute for Public Law and Political Science|