Claudius Ströhle is an anthropologist that is interested in social and cultural transformations, migrant transnationalism, and ethnographic methodology. He is a qualitative researcher in the Multidimensional Demographic Modeling Research Group (MDM) of the IIASA Population and Just Societies Program (POPJUS). In the PREMIUM_EU Project, Claudius explores mobility in vulnerable regions within and beyond the European Union. Thereby, he conducts a case study in rural areas in the states of Carinthia and Styria in Austria, examining the interplay of migration and regional transformations. Before joining IIASA, Claudius received his PhD from the University of Innsbruck, where he was affiliated with the Doctoral Program Dynamics of Inequality and Difference in the Age of Globalization. His PhD was part of the Research Project “Follow the Money. Remittances as Social Practices” (2016-2020, funded by the Austrian Science Fund), exploring the transformative effects of remittances in the course of the labor migration within Turkey and Austria from the 1960s onward. After working as a research assistant in the Department of History and European Ethnology at the University of Innsbruck, Claudius was a Junior Fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna (2021-2023), including Visiting Scholarships at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (2022) and the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley, California (2023).

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic anthropology and inequality
  • Migrant transnationalism
  • Ethnographic methodology
  • Qualitative interviews


Affiliation: IIASA
E-Mail: stroehle@iiasa.ac.at
Phone: +43 2236 807 718

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