Johanna Muckenhuber studied sociology and psychology in Graz, Vienna and Paris. She completed the unversity course in University Didactic and the postgraduate course of Comparative Sociology at the IHS, Vienna. Her primary fields of research include labour and unemployment, particularly health consequences as a result of inequality and precarious working and living conditions. She is currently employed at the Department of Social Medicine in Graz from which she is temporarily on parental leave. She is the co-publisher of the recently released book "Arbeitswelten im Wandel" ("The changing world of labour").