Mag. Sarah Gold-Ponesch


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Short biography

• DOC-stipend from the Austrian Academy of Sciences at the Department of Political Science (prae doc), University of Vienna (preliminary dissertation title: ‘Too much mother, not enough professional’ or vice versa? How the situated knowledges of feminist academic mothers come to matter)
• Since 2018: PhD programme at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna
• October 2015 – March 2018: Scientific researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip) (project: The Governance of Resilience. Actor Configurations in National Security Politics; funded by the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) anniversary funds)
• January 2013 – July 2014: Project assistant for the oiip as the Austrian Head of Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF)
• March 2014: Master’s degree at the Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna (with distinction; thesis title: White men saving gay men from Muslim men? Doing gender in homonationalist discourses in Western Europe)

Research interests

Feminism, academia and motherhood as situated knowledges; (queer)feminist science and technology studies; resilience and security; critical feminist and security studies; (queer)feminist and postcolonial theories in International Relations; homonationalism and orientalism in Western Europe

Selected Bibliography

  • Ponesch, Sarah (2017) ‘Keep Calm and Carry on. What does resilience mean in the UK?’, Crisis Response Journal, 12:4, London: CRJ, 35-39.
  • Ponesch, Sarah (2016) ‘Keep Calm and Carry on? Resilience and UK Security Policies’, oiip Working Paper No. 91, Wien: oiip.
  • Ponesch, Sarah (2016) ‘Österreichische “Resilienzkultur” und der Schutz Kritischer Infrastrukturen – Zwischen Daseinsvorsorge und Sicherung des Wirtschaftsstandorts”, oiip Policy Brief, Wien: oiip.
  • Ponesch, Sarah (2016) ‘Acting Like the Enemy? Resilience as Maintenance in an Age of Complexity. Critical Infrastructure Protection, the Transnationalisation of Threats and Risks and the Problem of National Identity’ Conference paper, University of Heidelberg: 3-Ländertagung.
  • Ponesch, Sarah (2014) ‘Kampf der Subkulturen? “Muslime” versus “Schwule” in westeuropäischen Homonationalismen’ Günay, Cengiz & Pospisil, Jan (Hg.): Add-On 13/14: Global Shifts and Europe. Vienna: Facultas.wuv, 151-169.