Barbara Herzog-Punzenberger

Barbara Herzog-Punzenberger



Institute for Pedagogy and Psychology

Geographical scope of expertise

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Areas of expertise

  • Funding and governance of education and training
  • Content of education and training curricula, development of key competences
  • Vulnerable groups in education and training
  • Education and migration
  • Ethnicity and non-discrimination
  • Early school leaving
  • Parental involvement and family support
  • Monitoring for equity in education and training
  • Education and training of professional workforce

Levels of education

  • Pre-school education
  • Primary/basic/compulsory education
  • Secondary education (general)
  • Secondary education (vocational)
  • Post-compulsory education (vocational, technical)
  • Higher education

Selected publications

  • Herzog-Punzenberger, B. and Schnell, P. (2014) ‘Austria’, in Stevens, P. and Dworkin, G. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook on Race and Ethnic Inequalities in Education. London, pp. 70-105. 
  • Herzog-Punzenberger, B., Bruneforth, M. and Lassnigg, L. (eds.) (2013) National Report on Education in Austria 2012. Indicators and Topics – an Overview. Graz: Leykam. Available at:
  • Crul, M., Schnell, P., Herzog-Punzenberger, B., Wilmes, M., Slootman , M. and Aparicio-Gomez, R. (2012) ‘School careers of second-generation youth in Europe: Which education systems provide the best chances for success?’, in Crul, M., Schneider, J. and F. Lelie (eds.) The European Second Generation Compared. Does the Integration Context Matter? Amsterdam University Press, pp. 99-177. Available at:,com_docman/task,cat_view/gid,44/Itemid,142/
  • Latcheva, R. and Herzog-Punzenberger, B. (2011) ‘Integration trajectories – a mixed method approach’, in Wingens, M., Windzio, M., De Valk, H. and Aybek, C. (eds.) A life course perspective on migration and integration. Springer Verlag, pp. 121-142. 
  • Herzog-Punzenberger, B. and Rao, G. (2011) ‘Squandered Opportunities: Explaining the Non-Adoption of Multiculturalism Policy in Austria’, in Hasmath, R. (ed.) Multiculturalism – a perfect marketing strategy? Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, pp.181-198. 
  • Herzog-Punzenberger, B. (2009) ‘Learning While Transgressing Boundaries. Understanding Societal Processes Impacting on Students with Migration Background’, in Starl, K. and Tajmel, T. (eds.) Science Education Unlimited. Approaches to Equal Opportunity in Learning Science. Münster, New York: Waxmann, pp. 49-63. 
  • Bauböck, R., Fischer, W., Herzog-Punzenberger, B. and Waldrauch, H. (2004) Migrants, Minorities, Belongings and Citizenship: The Case of Austria. Bric, Bergen. 
  • Strasser, S., Kroner, G. and B. Herzog-Punzenberger (2004) ‘From Margin to Mainstream: Migration Research in Social Anthropology in Austria’, in Khittel, S., Plankensteiner, B. and Six-Hohenbalken, M. (eds.) Contemporary Issues in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. Löcker Verlag, Vienna. 
  • Herzog-Punzenberger, B. (2003) ‘Ethnic segmentation in education and labour market – 40 years legacy of Austrian “guestworker” policy’, International Migration Review, 37, pp. 1120-1144.