Mr. Stefan HopfPhd Candidate

Contact Details:

Room 2007
Top Floor
Irish Centre for Social Gerontology
Institute for Lifecourse & Society
Upper Newcastle Road
NUI Galway

Phone:  091 495461




Stefan Hopf is an Early Stage Researcher in the EuroAgeism Innovative Training Network, PhD student at the National University Ireland Galway and staff member of AGE Platform Europe in Brussels. He received his Master degree in Sociology from the University of Vienna, where he was also employed as teaching and research assistant. During his master studies Stefan Hopf repeatedly worked at the Institut für Konfliktforschung (Institute for Conflict Studies) in Vienna, where he supported the work on the INASC (Improving Needs Assignments and Victim Support; and the SNAP (Specific Needs and Protections Orders, project.


Research Interests

Inequality and discrimination; domestic violence; fear of crime; law and society; qualitative methods



PhD project: Doing Age-ism. The social construction of age discrimination experiences in two European countries


Selected & Recent Publications

Rohner, R., Hopf, S., Obex, T. (2020). The Fear of Crime among Older Adults in Austria. SIAK International Edition – Journal for Police Science and Practice, 10: 54-64.

Kolland, F., Rohner, R., Hopf, S., Gallistl, V. (2018). Wohnminitor Alter 2018. Wohnbedürfnisse und Wohnvorstellungen im Dritten und Vierteln Lebensalter in Österreich. StudienVerlag