Katharina Crepaz

Katharina Crepaz
Eurac Research · Institute for Minority Rights

PD MMag. Phil., B.A. PhD

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Introduction
I am a senior researcher at the Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research and a Privatdozentin (lecturer) at the Technical University of Munich. Previously, I was a post-doc at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy and at the Chair of Sociology of Diversity, Technical University of Munich. My research focuses on dealing with diversity (migrants, minorities, persons with disabilities) with a special focus on health and post-pandemic resilience.
Additional affiliations
May 2020 - present
Technische Universität München
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lecturer with habilitation (Privatdozentin); teaching in BSc and MSc Health Science, supervision of BA, MA and PhD theses
March 2020 - present
Eurac Research
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • Project MinMig - comparative analysis of minorities' and migrants claims, participation in webinar series, publishing activities
October 2016 - March 2019
University of Innsbruck
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Introductory and research seminars on European human, social and fundamental rights policy, Supervision of BA-theses
Education
July 2017 - April 2020
October 2011 - March 2015
University of Innsbruck
Field of study
  • Political Science
March 2010 - June 2015
University of Vienna
Field of study
  • Scandinavian Studies

Publications

Publications (21)
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The so-called ‘refugee crisis’ represents one of the biggest contemporary political and social challenges. Although many African countries have been dealing with forced migratory and refugee movements for decades, their experiences have so far largely been neglected in the predominantly Eurocentric public debate. The present volume aims to bridge t...
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This contribution introduces some general ideas on the nexus between (forced) migration and health in heterogeneous modern societies. It does so by first providing UNHCR data to set out a framework for the continued and even increased relevance of refugee issues in both Africa and Europe, by giving a definition of health as a human right, and by th...
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Civil society has become an active player in the public reception and handling of the ‘refugee crisis’, especially through the use of social media. People willing to engage are able to connect in a low-threshold, local, and interactive way, while also keeping connected to similar movements in other EU countries. This process of connection and colla...
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The present paper argues that the distinction between "old" and "new" minorities cannot only be rights-based, but also has a strong identity and "national narrative" component: Even though autochthonous minorities are still subject to discrimination, in most countries with effective protection schemes they have become part of the larger concept of...
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European public discourse often frames (forced) migration solely as a security issue and ignores the implications of societal diversity for health, quality-of-life and well-being, in both Africa and Europe. The present volume offers an interdisciplinary and international look at the relationship between refugees, diversity, and health, including he...
Chapter
According to the UNHCR (2018), there are currently 65.6 million forcibly displaced people worldwide; 28,300 people a day are forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution (UNHCR 2018) – the highest number since the end of World War II. These figures show that while arrivals at European shores may be in decline, forced migration con...
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Der Beitrag beschäftigt sich mit dem zweidimensionalen Charakter von Europäisierungsprozessen („top-down“ und „bottom- up“) und dem Ablauf dieser Prozesse sowie ihrem Einfluss auf Minderheiten in ‚alten‘ und ‚neuen‘ Mitgliedstaaten (deutschsprachige Minderheit in Südtirol, Italien; Bretonen in Frankreich; deutsche Minderheit in Schlesien, Polen und...
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The present paper looks at Europeanization as a two-dimensional process, encompassing both “top-down” and “bottom-up” processes, how these developments take place, as well as their impact on minorities in ‘old’ and’ new’ member-states (the German-speaking minority in South Tyrol, Italy; the Bretons in France; the German minority in Silesia, Poland;...
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Katharina Crepaz investigates how two-dimensional ('top-down' and 'bottom-up') Europeanization processes affect minority communities by using a comparative approach, encompassing cases from both „old" (pre-2004) and „new" EU member-states. The author thereby bridges two dichotomies made in the literature so far, and outlines how Europeanization tak...
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The impact of Europeanization processes on minority protection is well researched regarding "new" member states, with the way that EU conditionality influenced minority politics during the accession phase being the most prominent topic. However, Europeanization processes in "old" EU countries have not been the focus of scholarly attention. When loo...
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In Italy, article 6 of the constitution guarantees the protection of minorities within its boundaries; regionalist parties usually represent the political arm of one of these minorities. The SVP (Südtiroler Volkspartei – South Tyrolean People's Party) represents the Germany-speaking minority in the province of Bozen/Bolzano. As it is build around t...

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