About the person

Barbara Mataloni is researcher at the Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy of the Danube University Krems and doctoral candidate at the Department of Sociology of the University of Vienna. Her main areas of interest are the participation opportunities of different social groups, processes of individual and social change as well as methods in the social sciences. In her dissertation project she worked on the development of a measurement instrument for survey research, which allows her to analyze the empowering potential of young people’s leisure time in their everyday life. She holds a MA in Human Rights and gained teaching experience at the University of Vienna.

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