Photo Zoe Lefkofridi

Professor Zoe LEFKOFRIDI, Mag. MA MAIS Dr.
Professor of Politics & Gender, Diversity & Equality

Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 (0) 662 / 8044-6602
Fax.: +43 (0) 662 / 8044-166

Raum:  SH18OG1.002

Due to a research leave, the (online) office hours in the summer semester 2024 are by appointment only.



Meeting-ID: 817 1390 5898 

Kenncode: 618751

Zoe Lefkofridi is University Professor of Politics & Gender, Diversity & Equality at the Department of Political Science at the University of Salzburg. This professorship of political science represents and promotes gender studies in research and teaching and constitutes the first professorship for gender studies at PLUS and in the Salzburg higher education area. Lefkofridi researches and teaches on democracy, diversity, and equality, focusing on the causes and consequences of unequal political participation and representation. Lefkofridi coordinates the consortium of the project PUSH*BACK*LASH (Horizon Europe) and is member of the consortium of the project ACTEU (Horizon Europe) where she also co-chairs the Working Package 8 (Representation). Lefkofridi is affiliated with the  European Governance and Politics Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. She is the editor of “Political Participation” in the new gold open access journal  “Frontiers in Political Science” and co-editor of the series  “Politics and Democracy in the Smaller Countries of Europe”, NOMOS Publications. 

At the University of Salzburg, Lefkofridi is an elected member of the Experts’ Council Gender Studies of PLUS (since 2020); as well as the Senate and the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences (since 2022). Previously, she has served as an elected member of the Board of the  Austrian Society for Gender Studies (2020-22) and as a co-convenor of the Political Representation Standing Group (2019-21). Lefkofridi studied at the Universities of Vienna and Athens, as well as at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the College of Europe in Bruges. As a postdoc, she conducted research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Stanford University, University of Vienna, GESIS Eurolab in Cologne, and the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (Max Weber; Jean Monnet).