Sarah Werner Boada

Visiting Lecturer

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Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51

Sarah Werner Boada (PhD) is a visiting lecturer at the Department of Gender Studies of the Central European University. Her teaching and research interests include Gender Violence, Critical Race Theory, Antigypsyism, Motherhood studies, inequalities under neoliberal governance.

She currently teaches the MA course “Critical Approaches to Motherhood and Mothering” at the Department of Gender Studies as well as “Introduction to Gender Studies” at the Roma Graduate Preparation Programme (RGPP).

Sarah’s PhD dissertation (2021), entitled “The Aftermath of 600 Years of Abuse: Antigypsyism and the Gender Violence Framework in Spain”, analyses Spain’s internationally acclaimed legal and policy framework on gender violence through the prism of Critical Race Theory. It shows that the unaddressed legacy of six centuries of gendered antigypsyism in Spain leads the state to paradoxically produce violence against women from the Kalé minority – the main Romani group on the Iberian Peninsula – in its response to gender violence.

Previously, she was a Teaching Assistant for Professor Angéla Kóczé’s MA course “Gender, Race, Class: Global Inequalities” (2018) and for Professors Andrea Krizsan and Mathias Möschel’s MA course “The Law and Politics of Combating Violence against Women” (2021). She has policy research and advocacy experience in the fields of violence against women and children’s rights, working in close collaboration with various intergovernmental and umbrella organisations, including UN Women and the Council of Europe.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts (hons) in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin as well as a Research Master's degree in Political Sociology and Public Policy from the Doctoral School of Sciences Po Paris.

She completed the CTL Certificate for Excellence in Teaching in Higher Education in June 2021 and is also the recipient of CEU Advanced Doctoral Student Award (2021), Academic Achievement Award (2017), as well as Trinity College Dublin’s Entrance Exhibition Award (2007).

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


Ph.D. in Comparative Gender Studies, Central European University, Austria (2021)
Master's degree in Political Sociology and Public Policy, Sciences Po Paris, France (2013)
B.A. (Hons) in European Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (2011)