Sandra Pichler

Sandra Maria Pichler, MA MA

Sandra Maria Pichler (née Pfister) has been working on social science disaster research since 2016. 

Her professional background lies in sociology and global studies (focus on environment/technology and culture/society). In 2017, she moved to the Johannes Kepler University in Linz as a university assistant and doctoral student in sociology and has repeatedly held teaching positions at the Karl Franzens University in Graz.

In her research, she primarily deals with a field-theoretical approach to disaster management and its susceptibility to failure, resilience, and adaptability. Other subject areas of her previous research also include knowledge-sociological approaches to the catastrophe (patterns of interpretation of the catastrophe, memory of the catastrophe) and gender-specific aspects in catastrophe research. 

She has been a research associate at DCNA since 2022 where she is currently responsible for the projects KI-SecAssist, ScubaPOIs, CERTIFIER and FireWise.