Knoll, Sarah, Dr. phil. BA. MA.
Sarah Knoll is a historian specialized in global contemporary history. Her research interests are humanitarianism and humanitarian aid, international organizations, refugee and forced migration, and Austrian history.
Sarah Knoll studied history with a special focus on contemporary history at the University of Vienna. She completed her PhD at the Department of Contemporary History at the University of Vienna in 2022 with the dissertation “Austria and Cold War refugees from the Communist Bloc (1956 – 1990). Aid organizations in the spotlight”. Her PhD was funded by a DOC-Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a Wrap-up Scholarship from the Doctoral School of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna. In 2018, she was a Junior Visiting Fellow at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Previously, she worked as a research associate at the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Historical Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in a research project on the biography of the communist resistance fighter Franz Marek and in an edition project on Austria and the German Reunification between 1987 and 1990.
Her current research project focuses on the history of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and analyses development aid between decolonization and "migration management" (1966-1993).
Sarah KnollInstitut für Geschichte
Institut für Geschichte