Born 1983 in Lienz/Austria; parents Lydia & Reinhold Frick; siblings Markus Tscharnig, Manfred and Theresa Frick


1989-1993 primary school VS Dölsach; 1993-2001 grammar school BG Lienz; 5/2001 participant European Commission project "Connect. European Young Active Citizenship" in Brussels; 6/2001 general qualification for university entrance BG Lienz; 2001-2008 studies in law at the University of Innsbruck; 2001-2005 bachelor studies in philosophy at the University of Innsbruck (Bakk. phil.); 2005-2006 master studies in philosophy at the University of Innsbruck (Mag. phil./pass with distinction); 2006-2009 doctoral studies in philosophy at the University of Innsbruck (Dr. phil.); 2016 Habilitation (Priv.-Doz.)


2016- associate professor, department of philosophy, University of Innsbruck; 2011-2016 assistant professor, department of philosophy, University of Innsbruck; 2013 lecturer at the training course for prospective ethics teachers, PHT; 2009-2013 lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Health Studies (FHG Tirol); 2006-2010 university assistant, department of philosophy, University of Innsbruck; 2001-2011 freelancer/correspondent "Kleine Zeitung"

Memberships & Functions

2007- co-organizer Philosophical Café Innsbruck; 2010- member research platform Cultural Encounters - Cultural Conflicts (formerly: Politics-Religion-Arts) University of Innsbruck; 2012- member Ethics Advisory Council, University of Innsbruck (previously alternate member); 2012- member Equal Treatment Committee; 2012-2017 deputy head of the department of philosophy, University of Innsbruck; 2013- member of the Austrian Society for Philosophy; 2013-2017 member DFG network Dynamics of Intercultural Encounters; 2014-2016 member advisory board Erwägen - Wissen - Ethik; member of the delegation of the Republic of Austria to the Bali Democracy Forum 2014; member of the delegation of the Republic of Austria at the 6th Austrian-Iranian Religious Dialogue 2015; member of the delegation of the Republic of Austria at the 5th Austrian-Indonesian Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue 2015; member of the delegation of the Republic of Austria at the 1st Austrian-Chinese Religious Dialogue 2016; 2016-2017 member of the core team for establishing a mission statement for the University of Innsbruck; member of the delegation of the Republic of Austria at the 7th Austrian-Iranian Religious Dialogue 2017; periodic reviewer for leading journals and research funds

Scientific Events 

42nd International Wittgenstein Symposium 2019
Tell me Europe, how do you feel about religion?, International Conference, University of Innsbruck 2018 (together with Michaela Neulinger) [report]
Prozesse und Perspektivität des (Nicht-)Verstehens im Kulturkontakt, Kiel University 2015 (together with Maike Schmidt and Fabian Fechner)
Symposium in Honor of Hans Köchler 2014 (together with Andreas Oberprantacher) [report]
Guest Lecture Prof. Mashood A. Baderin & Book Presentation 2013 (together with Andreas Th. Müller)
International Conference "Islam and International Law" 2012 (together with Andreas Th. Müller) [conference report GAIR-Mitteilungen 2013]
Universitätsdialog: Prekäre Beschäftigungsverhältnisse? 2010 (together with Andreas Oberprantacher, Andreas Oberhofer & Christina Antenhofer)
Lectures and Book Presentations in Honor of Hans Köchler 2009 (together with Andreas Oberprantacher)

Awards & Sponsorships
2006 scholarship student "Forum Alpbach"; 2010-2012 research grant "International law and Islamic law" (together with Andreas Th. Müller), promotion of young scholars by the University of Innsbruck; 2010 award of the research platform Politics-Religion-Arts for excellent doctoral theses (category: laudatory mention), University of Innsbruck; invitation to the WPF "Dialogue of Civilizations" Rhodes Forum 2013; GAP prize question 2015; visiting fellowship Harvard Law School, Human Rights Program 2016/17; scientific research award of the City of Innsbruck 2017

Research/Information Visits
2007 Malaysia & Singapore (seminar religion and violence); 2008 International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Special Court for Sierra Leone / The Hague (seminar international criminal law); 2011 Turkey (seminar religion and society); 5+6/2013 Irish Centre for Human Rights NUI Galway; 1+2/2014 Mauritius; 2014 Malaysia & Indonesia; 2014 European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe / Strasbourg (field trip by the department of European and public international law); 9-12/2016 Harvard University, Cambridge MA (see above); 9/2017 Iran; 2-5/2018 Harvard University/Cambridge MA (unaffiliated)

Interests other than Philosophy

Traveling (Europe, Indian Ocean, South-East Asia, Caribbean, Middle East, North America), hiking, snowboarding, music, literature & arts