Curriculum Vitae

Sanja Bökle is a doctoral research fellow in the research project “Civil Society Organizations and the Challenges of Migration: Agents of Change (ZOMiDi)”. They studied International Development Studies at the University of Vienna and worked as a student assistant at the Department for Development Cooperation and Development Politics at the Institute for Development Studies. Drawing from postcolonial, queer and feminist theories, their magister thesis asked how gender, sexualities, desire and race are normed, negotiated, limited and included in international voluntary work and was published in the Kölner Wissenschaftsverlag. Sanja worked for many years as a social justice & diversity trainer and founded an NGO for political education.

Research projects


Journal Articles

Bökle, S. (2018). Desire for going native: Freiwilligenerzählungen postkolonial und queer gelesen. Sozial Extra, 42(2), 44-47. Link


Bökle, S. (2017). Weltwärts - sexwärts?!: Gender, Sexualität(en) und Begehren in internationalen Freiwilligendiensten. Diploma Thesis, Kölner Wissenschaftsverlag, Köln. Link

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