Andrea Strasser-Camagni joined IPHR in March 2020. She conducts research and produces publications together with the organisation’s partner groups, contributes to IPHR’s advocacy and project development and is a member of IPHR’s Editorial Board.
Andrea studied in Vienna and St. Petersburg and holds a PhD degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology (with a focus on human rights and gender studies) and a masters’s degree in Russian Language and Literature from Vienna University, and a diploma in Psychological Counselling.
From 2008 until 2019 she worked for Amnesty International, first as a researcher in the Eurasia team of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, then as an Individuals at Risk Coordinator and Advocacy and Policy Officer in the Austrian Section. Before that she worked for the Austrian Academy of Sciences (with a focus on women’s rights in Armenia) and for the OSCE Office in Yerevan (Democratization Officer).
Andrea has carried out extensive field research in the South Caucasus and Central Asia on topics including women’s rights, domestic violence, torture, persecution of human rights defenders and the death penalty. Other professional involvements have included lectureships at the National University of Maynooth/Ireland and the University of Vienna and counselling work for victims of domestic violence.
Andrea currently also teaches in the human rights master programme of Prof. Manfred Nowak at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna/Austria.