Ines Kohl, Dr. Mag
1060 Vienna
0043 / 676 / 789 17 88


  • Consultant for West Africa (Sahara, Sahel, Niger, Tuareg)
  • Project manager
  • Expertise for development cooperation
  • Scientific research (senior researcher)
  • Author of scientific and popular scientific articles
  • Lecturer at national and international universities
  • Adult education

Ines Kohl holds a doctoral degree in social anthropology from the university of Vienna, an education in project management (IPMA), and experience with development cooperation.

For 10 years she has been working as researcher at the Institute for Social Anthropology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2005-2015). During this period Ines has reached a consistent funding record with research projects and has gained extensive experiences with multi-sited fieldwork in North- and Westafrica. She is commanding over competences in academic teaching and adult education about her regional area of expertise, the Sahara and the Sahel region, i.e. Algeria, Libya and Niger, and the Tuareg.

In her research Ines concentrated on transnational mobility, borderlands, migration and border-crossings, migration through the Sahara, the “second face of the Mediterranean”, economic strategies of Tuareg, called afrod (smale scale trade, smuggling), urbanization and sedentariness in the Sahara, youth culture (ishumar) and cosmopolitanism, and the geopolitical situation, in the Sahara and the Sahel.

She has published two books, one edited volume, and numerous scientific and popular scientific articles.

Her mothertongue is German. She speaks English, French, Arabic (colloquial Libyan dialect) and Tamasheq (Tayrt), and has some some basic knowledge of Hausa.