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)”. Sanja studied international development studies at the University of Vienna and the Universidad de la República Uruguay, and worked as a Student Assistant at the Department for Development Cooperation and Development Politics at the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Vienna. Drawing from post-colonial, queer and feminist theories, Sanja’s master thesis asked how gender, sexuality, desire, and race are normed, negotiated, limited, and included in international voluntary work, and was published in the Kölner Wissenschaftsverlag and Nomos-Verlag. Sanja worked for many years as a social justice and diversity trainer, and founded an NGO for political education.

Research projects


Articles in Books and Journals

Bökle, S., & Schönwälder, K. (2021): Macht Minderheitenstatus differenzaffin? Das Beispiel einer schwul-lesbischen Organisation in Deutschland. In: Blättel-Mink, Birgit (Hg.) Gesellschaft unter Spannung. Verhandlungen des 40. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie 2020. Link

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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