BiographySarah Katharina Kayß graduated in history and holds a PhD in War and Defence Studies from War Studies Department at King's College London. She was a research fellow at the Centre for Military History and Social Science of the German Forces and lecturer in War and Conflict Studies at the University of Potsdam. In 2019 Sarah was recipient of the ERGOMAS Book Award for her dissertation "Identity, Motivation and Memory" which was published by Routledge in 2018. Sarah works as a consultant for the German Ministry of Defence since 2018.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Military sociology, military cultures, Bundeswehr & British Army in the 21st century, European Defence and Security, strategic military cooperations, military recruitment and training, civil-military relations in NATO states, cyber defence and hybrid warfare, cybersecurity, military AI
Sarah publishes essays and poetry, writes for blogs, paints pictures and works as a photographer. Her last award-winning poetry collection was published in Munich in 2014. Sarah was editor-in-chief of the bilingual literary magazine "The Transnational" until 2017. Her photographs are featured on CD- and book-covers all around the world. Her essays, poetry and photographs have been published in books and magazines in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Britain, Italy, New Zealand, the USA and Canada.