Sandra Punz has studied Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Vienna and has completed her Master's studies in 2019. Her Master's thesis was funded by the ÖAW Innovation Fund as part of the project "Leaving – Persevering – Arriving: A transdisciplinary survey of the recent situation of refugees in Austria". In her thesis, she addressed the integration of refugees (in the context of education) in a rural region in Lower Austria (cf. ISR Research Report 54), applying qualitative empirical methods.
Furthermore, Ms Punz has contributed to ISR Research Report 49 and 58.
Currently, she is engaged as a project team member and assistant at the Institute for Urban and Regional Research and at the Institute for Social Anthropology of the ÖAW.