Franziska Maria Lamp



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Franziska Maria Lamp is a historian and since February 2022 working as a doctoral researcher at the Department of Contemporary History of the University of Vienna. Her dissertation project is part of the larger project "Norms, Regulation and Refugee Agency: Negotiating the Migration Regimes", funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the German Research Fund (DFG) and deals with the history of Displaced Persons in the context of post-war Austria (1945–1954). It focuses on the interrelations between health care for displaced, single mothers, accompanied by children, and their migratory agency, hereby examining the gender dynamics within the post-war migration regime for the Austrian context.
Prior to her current projects, Franziska M. Lamp has studied History (Master degree) and Comparative Literature (Bachelor degree) at the University of Vienna and at the University of St Andrews (Erasmus +). She has done research in the area of National Socialist population policy and wrote her Master's thesis on the following topic: "Matchmaking as an Instrument of National Socialist Population Policy". In the summer semester of 2021, Franziska M. Lamp worked as the coordinator of the international project "Virtual tour for the multi-perspective development of the memorial site Maly Trostenez", which was funded by the Foundation "Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft (EVZ)" and resulted in the creation of digital exhibitions and historical walking tours. From October 2021 until December 2021 she worked as an intern at the project department of the “European Network Remembrance and Solidarity” in Warsaw.

Research interests: Her research interests include Migration History in the Context of World War II, Austrian Contemporary History, History of Medicine, History of National Socialist Population Policy, History of Sexuality, Cultures and Politics of Remembrance and Oral History.

Current research project: "Agency & Vulnerability: A Gendered Look at the Situation of Single Mothers within the Post-World War II Migration Regime in Austria"
Her supervisor is Prof. Dr. Kerstin von Lingen, M.A.