Professional Career:

1975 – 1978: Research officer at the Ministry of Science and Research, Vienna Minoritenplatz (Dr Hertha Firnberg) with a focus on university documentation

1975 – 1976: Lecturer at the Federal Pedagogical University, Vienna, Ettenreichgasse

1975: AHS teacher at the Vienna Boys' Choir Gymnasium, Augartenpalais

1975 – 1977: Lecturer and organizer at the Institute for International Cooperation, Vienna, seminar leader, exhibition and lecture activities in the field of political education of the Austrian Federation of Trade Unions and the Vienna Chamber of Labour

1975 – 1977: Volunteer for the Auschwitz Committee, driver and companion on trips to Auschwitz concentration camp

1978 – 1979: Austrian lecturer abroad at the Universidade Classica, Lisbon


1979 – 1980: Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1980 – 1982: Austrian lecturer abroad at the Universidade Classica, Lisbon

1983 – 2004: Lecturer at the Institute for German Studies at the University of Innsbruck with a focus on feminism and psychoanalysis in literary studies

1984 – 1989: Lecturer at Notre Dame University, Innsbruck campus

1989: Lecture and research stay at the University of Louisiana, New Orleans

1993 – 2000: Psycho-oncological therapist and team supervisor at the BKH -Hall

1995 – 2000: Lecturer at the nursing school in Hall, special training for psychiatric nurses. Focus: Burn-out prevention

1999 – 2008: Contract professor at the FU Bozen / Bolzano Educational Science Faculty Brixen / Bressanone

2012 – 2015: Honorary librarian of the synagogue of the Israelite community for Tyrol and Vorarlberg

2015 – present: Honorary organizer and lecturer at the Jüdisches Lehrhaus Innsbruck


since 1988 to present: psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Innsbruck, Hall and Achensee


Psychoanalyst and supervisor: Edmund Frühmann (Vienna-Salzburg)

Teacher and mentor: Paul Parin (Zurich) Tarab Tulku and Lene Handberg (Copenhagen)

Gonsar Rinpoche and Geshe Tsültrim (Vevey-Feldkirch).

Scientific Research:

Major research work financed by the Ministry of Science, the Federal Chancellery and the National Bank on women's literature since the 18th century, on the role of women and girls in Austrian school reading books, on female reading behavior since the founding of the Republic, on the public health policy of Red Vienna, on social democratic weeklies in 1918 - 1934 with reference to women and about the representation of the need for academics in the print media of the Second Republic.

Numerous publications and lectures in the field of women and gender research, co-edited the first Austrian anthology on the history of women's literature since the Middle Ages

Studies on psychological-psycho-oncological use in general hospitals, on gambling addiction and sexual masochism, on burnout and exhaustion, as well as some unpublished case studies from psychoanalytic practice

Lectures at congresses in Munich, Florence, Shanghai, Moscow, Chennai and Helsinki.

Since my academic retirement, I have continued to attend international congresses and conferences with my own contributions.


Lived with and married the Portuguese philosopher, poet and Wittgenstein translator M.S. Lourenco (1936 - 2009)

Together we had a daughter Leonora Lourenco, medical student (1981 - 2001).