Born and raised in Upper Austria, Therese Garstenauer has been living in Vienna since 1992, which at times she has left for Russia and Scotland, to study and/or do research. After receiving her diploma in sociology in 2000, she has worked on a research project on Austrian Contemporary History. In 2003, she co-organised the Austrian Women Scholars' Conference together with Eva Blimlinger (University of Applied Arts Vienna). The conference proceedings was co-edited by the organisers (Women/Gender Studies: Against All Odds, Innsbruck et al., StudienVerlag 2005). From 2004 to 2005, she has been a staff member of the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Vienna and taught introductions to Gender Studies and Statistics. She has co-organised the Centre's international conference "A Canon of Our Own?" which took place in Vienna in late November 2005. Presently, she is a staff member at the Department of Social and Economic History at the University of Vienna, writing her PhD thesis on research collaborations between Russian and "Western" gender scholars, with a particular focus on how "East" and "West" are constructed in this context. Her publications are mostly in German, so far, dealing predominantly with Gender Studies in Russia.