Actually, Rosalie Hall wanted to become a lawyer and use political science only as a springboard. But her first experiences at the university, especially her teaching experiences, were influential and she decided to stay in political science. In 1996 she made her first academic experience abroad and went to the United States with a Fulbright scholarship for a master's degree. Instead of the planned two years, she stayed six years and also got her PhD degree. Her research interest was already on the military and especially gender research. Her home university is the University of the Philippines Visayas.
She came to Austria for the first time in 2006 as a North-South Dialogue Fellow and conducted research at the University of Innsbruck on the Austrian Armed Forces. More than 10 years later she is back in Vienna as an Ernst Mach Follow-up scholarship holder and conducts research on the role of women (and men) in a male-dominated profession like the army.
In this issue of Alumni AudioLab she talks about her life, her research and the joys and efforts of an academic career.
Here you can find Rosalie Arcala Halls alumni portrait.