Ulrike Tanzer, born in 1967 in Steyr (Upper Austria), studied German Philology and English/American Studies (teaching degree) at the Universities of Vienna and Salzburg and received her doctorate in 1996 with a thesis on images of women in the work of Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. From 1996 to 2008, she was a university assistant for Modern German Literature and coordinator for subject didactics at the Institute for German Studies at the University of Salzburg. Her habilitation and appointment as ass. university professor at the Department of German Studies at the University of Salzburg followed in 2008. After visiting professorships at the Universities of Leiden (NL) and Klagenfurt, she has headed the Brenner Archive Research Institute at the University of Innsbruck since October 2014 and is Professor of Austrian Literature at the Innsbruck Institute of German Studies. Since October 2017, she has been Vice Rector for Research at the University of Innsbruck. Her research focuses on German-language literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, contemporary literature, concepts of happiness in literature, editing techniques, and reading research. In Innsbruck, she is also deputy coordinator of the Digital Humanities Research Center and deputy spokesperson of the Austrian Studies doctoral program. Ulrike Tanzer is a member of literary and scientific associations, including the International Nestroy Society. She was also a board member of the Research and Documentation Center for Recent Austrian Literature at the Literaturhaus Wien.
OSA / uniko
Ulrike Tanzer is member of the OSA-Steering Board.
She is a member of the Forum Research / uniko.