Mario Wintersteiger is lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Sociology since March 2018. Before that he already worked in other academic functions at the University of Salzburg, from where he holds his degrees (Master’s Degree in political science in 2007, Doctor’s Degree in 2011). Since 2010 he also teaches for Bowling Green State University’s Academic Year Abroad in Austria; since 2013 he is lecturing for the American Institute of Foreign Study (AIFS). He was member of the Austrian Research Association’s Working Group “Politics – Religion – Violence” and is author of publications on the political science of religion and on topics of political philosophy, political myths and political aesthetics. He teaches on Political Theory and the History of Ideas.