Biography: Wolfgang Aschauer is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Salzburg. In 2015 he received his habilitation in sociology completing an extensive monograph on “The Societal Malaise of EU-citizens”. His main research areas are challenges of social integration in Western societies. He has conducted studies on ethnocentrism, social inclusion and wellbeing and on integration dynamics concerning immigrants. Dr. Aschauer has extensive expertise in cross-national surveys and mainly adopts a quantitative perspective in his projects. He has also been actively involved in several methodological networks in sociology and was the coordinator of the ESA RN 21 “Quantitative methods” from 2015 to 2019. His understanding of practising sociology is to address the most pressing issues of contemporary societal developments, to learn from interdisciplinary approaches and to promote theory-guided research with an open view towards the broad variety of methods in the social sciences.