Sandra Tausel, BA BA MA

Department of American Studies
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck

Office hour
by appointment
Humanities building, 3rd floor, room 40308

 Tel: +43 512 507-4176
Fax: +43 512 507-2879


Sandra Tausel is a scholar of contemporary US-American literature and culture. Her Ph.D. project titled Reproductive Ageism: Narratives of Age-Based Reproductive Control explores the intersection between reproductive justice and age. Given the ever present debate regarding reproductive health care and bodily autonomy in the United States, she is particularly interested in ageist mechanism of societal control that (differently) affect women as well as trans and nonbinary persons during particular life stages.

University Employment

  • 2019- 2024: Ph.D. Candiate and University Assistant at the Department of American Studies, University of Innsbruck
  • 2017-2019: OeAD Lector at Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary
  • 2014- 2015 Fulbright Scholarship: FLTA at Gettysburg College, PA, USA 


  • 2020: BA in German Studies, University of Graz
  • 2015: Joint Degree MA in English and American Studies, University of Graz and Université Paris Diderot
  • 2012: BA in English and American Studies, University of Graz 

Research Interests

  • Contemporary US-American literature
  • Feminist and Gender Studies (with a on reproductive justice)
  • US-American Politics and Social Justice issues
  • Children's and Young Adult literature


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Sandra Tausel is the co-coordinator of the Utah State University study abroad program at the University of Innsbruck. Follow the link for more information:

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