Sarah Werner Boada

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Sarah's doctoral research focuses on the relations between state/non-state institutions and Calé (Romani) women experiencing intimate partner violence in Spain and France. Her research interests include violence against women, institutional anti-Gypsyism, Critical Race Feminism, sociology of law, neoliberal governance.

Prior to her PhD at the Central European University, she was working on violence against women legislation at the World Future Council, a Hamburg-based international non-governmental organisation, in close partnership with UN Women and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. She also collaborated with the Council of Europe and umbrella organisations working on violence against women at the European level. She joined the doctoral programme in Comparative Gender Studies in September 2015.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin as well as a Master's degree in Political Sociology and Public Policy from Sciences Po Paris. Her MA thesis dealt with the conflictual problematisation of violence during the Istanbul Convention negotiations (Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, 2011).

Sarah's mother tongue is French, but she is also fluent in English, Spanish and German, and has notions of Romanian.


Master's degree in Political Sociology and Public Policy, Sciences Po Paris, France (2013)
Bachelor of Arts in European Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (2011)