A research project by Franz Eder and Stefan Ossmann

Goal: Researching similarities and differences of self-perception and media representation of polyamorous living persons in regards to emotional and sexual history, affiliation with the LGBT-community, social acceptance and the urge of legal and religious recognition.

Project duration: 1st of February 2016 until 31st of August 2019. Six month extention until 29th of February 2020 by a Literar doctoral scholarship.

Funding: The Austrian Science Funds (FWF stand-alone project). Literar Mechana collecting society.



Current news


Stefan Ossmann will held his first academic keynote ever: Sigmund-Freud-University Vienna, Saturday, 2nd Mai 2020: The final presentation of his reserach results. Details hier.


Current Publication

Book Chapter (German only):

Ossmann, S. F. (2020). Schöner leben mit Polyamory? Von selbstbestimmten beziehnungsweise fremdbestimmten Beziehungen. In M. Raab & C. Schadler (Eds.), Polyphantastisch? Nichtmonogamie als emanzipatorische Praxis (pp. 65-84). Münster: Unrast Verlag.

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