Theresa Rosinger-Zifko joined the Michelle R. Clayman Institute of Gender Research in May 2022 and currently serves as research associate. In this role, she conducts and manages in-house research, mentors up to ten undergraduate and graduate students, and oversees research budgets.

Rosinger-Zifko earned her PhD and diploma degree in history and cultural administration in Graz (Austria) and Uppsala (Sweden). She got her master’s degree in exhibition design and museum studies at the University of Applied Sciences, Graz. Her PhD thesis about museal objects and their (national) “belonging” was awarded with the prestigious Theodor Körner Prize.

Prior to Stanford, Theresa held various positions in the field of internationalization and intercultural awareness. She was a scientific employee at the Museumsakademie Joanneum, that acts as a platform of museological discourse within the German-speaking countries, a coordinator of UNESCO Creative Cities Network at Creative Industries Styria, a lecturer at the University College of Teacher Education Styria, and most recently she was the Head of the International Office at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Austria.

Before she and her family moved to the Bay Area in 2018, she served on the board of the largest female mountain bike club in Austria.

Academic Appointments

  • Social Science Research Scholar, The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research