Sarah Ponesch

Mag.a, Scientific Researcher, on leave

working at the oiip since 2015

Contact details

+43 (0)1 581 11 06 DW 26

Mag.a Sarah Ponesch is a researcher at the oiip currently working on the project „The Governance of Resilience: Actor Configurations and Applications in National Security Politics“. Her main focus thereby lies on the stakeholder analysis in Austria in the context of comparing its resilience strategies with the US, GB and Sweden. Her thematic interests include queer-feminist and postcolonial theories in the course of identity constructions as well as security, resilience and human rights in a political (science) context. She is also enrolled in the master studies „Science-Technology-Society“ at the University of Vienna as to further deepen her research interests in regard to the co-production of these three dimensions.


  • MA studies „Science-Technology-Society“, University of Vienna,  2016
  • MA with distinction in "International Development", University of Vienna, 2014

Work Experience

  • Project assistant at the oiip as the „Head of Network“ for the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) in Austria
  • Teaching assistant at the University of Vienna, 2013 – 2014
  • Research internship at the oiip, 2012 – 2013
  • Internship at the Austrian embassy in Lisbon, 2011
  • Internship at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte



  • „Clash of Subcultures? „Muslims“ vs. „Homosexuals“ in Western European Homonationalisms“; Cengiz Günay and Jan Pospisil (Eds.): Add-On 13/14: Global Shifts and Europe. Vienna: Facultas.wuv, pp. 151-169, 2014.