A research project by Prof. Dr. Franz Eder and Dr. 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. Junior scientist grant for the PhD thesis by the University of Vienna from 1st September 2020 to 28th of February 2021.

Funding: The Austrian Science Funds (FWF stand-alone project). Literar Mechana collecting society. Junior scientist grant, University of Vienna.


Current news:


At the 8th congress 'Sexual Medicine interdisciplinary', held on 16th and 17th September 2022 at the University Hospital Vienna (AHK) by the 'Austrian Association for Promotion of Sexual Medicine and Health' in cooperation with the AKH and the Medical University Vienna...

...Stefan Ossmann was awarded with the Christian Dadak-Award 2022 for his poster and presentation 'Polyamory - the relationship- and sexuality form of the future?'


Current Publications

Since the project is financed predominately with tax money (and therefore by the public), Stefan Ossmann renounces from hindering access to the PhD thesis. The link to the full text is to be found here (Database University of Vienna).


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