Claudia von Werlhof is Professor at the Institute of Political Sciences, University of Innsbruck, Austria. When lecturing at the University of Bielefeld, she undertook field research in Central America and Venezuela, on the international division of labor, women, underdevelopment and agriculture. Her theoretical work is concerned with feminist theory of society, patriarchy and technology, social movements, and ecofeminism. She is an activist against MAI (Multilateral Agreement in Investment).

She has worked in research projects in several countries. In1984, she finished her habilitation at the University Frankfurt. Her thesis dealt with questions concerning women and agriculture in third world countries. Since 1988, she has been working at the University of Innsbruck, holding the chair for research on women's issues.

She is also working practically and theoretically to question globalization and alternatives from civil society

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