• 12 May 2023
    Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung, Gummerbach, Deutschland
    "Das Versagen der Kleinfamilie. Liebe, Kapitalismus und Politik."  Online lecture on occasion of the Seminar Das Geschäft mit der Liebe.
  • 5-6 May 2023
    Syracuse, New York - USA
    "Being a Native from Tyrol in Search of its Matriarchal Past and Present"
    Lecture at the 2023 ASWM Conference"Waters of Life: Exploring Mythos, Divinity, Beings and Ecology
  • 15 October 2022
    Kulturhaus Milbertshofen, Deutschland
    "Warum scheitert die Kleinfamilie?" Lecture at the conference VERLIEBT. VERLOBT … VERZWEIFELT. Zwischen Traumehe und Ehetrauma - Chronik einer Illusion und ihre Alternativen
    Summary notes in German (PDF)

  • 15 June 2022
    Vienna, Austria (online)
    Ist an der Kontaktverweigerung wirklich die Mutter schuld? Panel discussion, organized by the Association of Austrian Feminist Single Mothers.
  • 23 September 2020
    Lecce, Italy
    Motherhood in Modern Times. Lecture. Summer School Nascere e Mettere al Mondo, Universitá del Salento.
  • 21 January 2020
    University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA
    Politics and Reproduction. Lecture in the course of the Colloquium at the School of Politics, Security and International Affairs
  • 14 October 2018
    CIIS, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Matriarchal Motherhood. Lecture. Conference Women Rising! New Visions for a Post-Patriarchal World
  • 1 April 2016
    Boston, MA, USA
    The Mother Trap. Lecture at the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology
  • 31 March 2016
    Boston, MA, USA
    Matriarchal Motherhood NOW. Panel organized and chaired at the Matriarchal Studies Day.

  • 27 February 2016
    Freising bei München, Germany
    Patriarchale und matriarchale Familie im Vergleich. Main lecture at the Tagung der Bayrischen Familienbildungsstätten (invited main lecture).
Audio of the February 27 lecture
(in German)
MP3 Audio Datei 57.8 MB

  • 25 April 2015
    Rome, Italy
    The Perversion of Motherhood, Lecture at the Conference The Maternal Roots of the Gift Economy.
  • 23 April 2015
    Rome, Italy
    The New Motherhood Trap. Lecture at the Conference Maternal Subjectivities: Psychology/Psychoanalysis, Literature, Culture and the Arts.

  • 28 - 29 March 2014
    San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Matriarchy, Motherhood and Patriarchy. Lecture at the Third Biennial Conference of Association for the Study of Women and Mythology
  • 27 March 2014
    San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Motherhood in Patriarchy. Lecture at the  "Matriarchal Studies Day" (invited main lecture).

  • November 13 - 16, 2014
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Moderation of the Session "Motherhood is not One: Rethinking Motherhood Narratives".
    National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference. Feminist Transgressions.
  • 10 May 2012
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    Emotion and Politics. European Culture. Matriarchal Studies Day. (invited main lecture).
  • 13 May 2011
    St. Gallen, Switzerland
    Das Private ist politisch. Familienbeziehungen unter patriarchalen und matriarchalen Bedingungen. (The Personal is Political. Family relationships under patriarchal and matriarchal conditions), invited main lecture.
    International Congress Die Zeit ist reif.
  • 25 November 2010
    Barcelona, Spain
    Telling the Truth about Reconciliation of Work and Family.
    Paper at the Forum de Recerca de Ciéncia Política e Social, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pampeu Fabra.
  • 17 July 2010
    Rome, Italy
    On the Political Ideology of Family: from Suffering to a Possible Way out.
    Lecture at the international conference Per un Paradigma Diverso: Studi Matriarcali ed Economia del Dono.

  • 23 - 25 October 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    What can we learn from Matriarchal Societies? Family as Matriarchal Social Order.
    Lecture at the conference A (M)Otherworld is possible. Two Feminist Visions: Matriarchal Studies. The Gift Economy.

  • 19 August 2008
    Fiss, Tyrol, Austria
    Familie heute. Die Vereinbarkeitslüge. (Family Today. The Lie about Reconciliation)
    Lecture at the Oberinntaler Diskurse. (invited main lecture).
  • 9 - 12 July 2008
    Barcelona, Spain
    Why Postdivorce Fathers do not have Contact to their Children. A Case Study from Austria.
    Poster Presentation at the European Population Conference.
  • 3 – 9 July 2008
    Madrid, Spain
    The Other Side of the Coin: Fatherhood in Politics. An Austrian Case Study. Lecture in the Session "New Family Models and Gender Roles III", Women's Worlds Conference.
  • 23 May 2008
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    Familie als matriarchale Sozialordnung. (Family as Matriachal Social Order) Lecture at the Internationaler Mutter Gipfel, Congress center Karlsruhe (invited main lecture).
  • 29 -31 March 2007
    New York, USA
    Various Aspects of Fatherhood from a Gender Point of View. A Country Comparison: Austria, Germany, Finland, Hungary and Italy. Lecture in the Session "Critical and Feminist Demography". Annual Meeting. Population Association of America (PAA).
  • 31 August – 3 September 2006
    Lodz, Poland
    Fatherhood and Gender. Lecture in the Session "Marriage, Families and Fatherhood - Aspects of Fatherhood from a Gender Point of View", 6th European Gender Conference.
  • 21 – 25 June 2006
    Liverpool, Great Britain
    Fatherhood in A New Millenium. A Country Comparison.
    Lecture in the session “Gendering Family Dynamics” at the European Population Conference 2006 (EAPS).
  • 20 – 24 August 2004
    University of Lund, Sweden
    Gender Trouble and Fertility Decline. Gender in Demography.
    Lecture at the 5th European Feminist Research Conference "Gender and Power in the New Europe".
  • 26 – 30 August 2003
    Warsaw, Poland
    Do Men and Women Perceive Inequality within their Partnership and/or within their Society?
    Lecture at the European Population Conference 2003 (EAPS).
  • 1 - 3 Mai 2003
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    The Imbalance of Power between Men and Women and Its Impact on Fertility Decisions. A Case Study from Austria. Poster presentation in the Session “Aging, Population Trends and Methods, Religion and Gender”. Population Association of America (PAA). Annual Meeting.
  • 25 – 30 November 2002
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Abortion in Europe. Lecture at the Interregional Seminar on Reproductive Health, Unmet Needs and Poverty: Issues of Access and Quality of Service.

  • 27 - 31 March 2001
    Washington DC, USA
    Abortion Yes or No? Behavior Patterns in Case of Unintentional Pregnancy in Europe. Poster presentation at the session "Fertility and Family Planning". Population Association of America (PAA). Annual Meeting.
  • 30 August - 5 September 1999
    The Hague, Netherlands
    Risk Factors of Abortion in Austria. Lecture in the session "Contraception and Abortion" at the European Population Conference 1999 (EAPS)
  • 12 - 13 December 1997
    Düsseldorf, Germany
    Politische Ordnung und Mutter(feind)schaft: Traditionen und Transformationen. (Political Order and Ambiguity towards Motherhood) Lecture at the Conference Moderne Mutterschaft at Fachhochschule Düsseldorf


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