Curriculum Vitae

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Current Positions

Since June 2016 – Senior Researcher & Project Coordinator of BMBF co-operation project ‚Refuge – Research & Transfer: Refugee Studies in Germany‘, IMIS, University of Osabrück

Since July 2016 – Co-Principle Investigator (with Serhat Karakayali) of ‚Volunteering with Refugees along the Balkan Route‘ (funded by Gerda-Henkel Stiftung)

Since 2016 – Co-founder and co-editor of Z’Flucht – Zeitschrift für Flüchtlingsforschung

Since March 2015 – Co-coordinator of DFG Network ‚Foundations of Refugee Research‘

Since June 2013 – Founder and co-organiser of Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung.

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Education

January 2012 – Dr. phil. (summa cum laude), Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Dissertation: “Incorporating Pasts: Political Memories and Migration in Australia”, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Narr.

June 2005 – Diplom, Political Science, Otto-Suhr Institute, Freie Universität Berlin.

June 2004 – Diploma of Politics and InternationalRelations, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, Canterbury UK.

 

Previous Positions

January – June 2016 – Research Fellow, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University of Osnabrück.

January 2014 – December 2015 – DFG Research Fellow, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.

Since December 2013 – Member, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University of Osnabrück.

April – December 2013 – Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University of Osnabrück.

March – April 2011 – Visiting Scholar, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Melbourne, Australia.

October 2010-March 2011 – Visiting Study Fellow, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK.

May – September 2009 – Endeavour Fellow, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Melbourne, Australia.

February 2007 – January 2008 – Visiting Scholar, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Melbourne, Australia.

February 2006 – March 2007 – Colleague, DFG Graduate College ‚Makom‘,Moses-Mendelssohn Center, Universität Potsdam.

 

Teaching

WiSe 2012-13 – Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin

WiSe 2009, SoSe 2011, SoSe 2012 – Adjunct Lecturer, Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin

Apr. 2000-Mar.2003 – Tutor, Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin

 

Scholarships / Grants / Awards (selection)

July 2016 – June 2017 – Research Project ‚Volunteering for Refugees along the Balkan Route‘ (EFA-Balkan), Gerda-Henkel Foundation (with Serhat Karakayali)

March 2015 – April 2017 – DFG Scientific Network, German Rsearch Foundation (DFG)

January 2014 – December 2015 – Research Fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG)

April – December 2013 – Research Fellowship, Fritz-Thyssen Foundation

June 2013 – Conference Grant, Fritz Thyssen Foundation (with J. Oltmer)

October – November 2012 – Small Research Grant, Swinburne Institute for Social Research

May – September 2009 – Endeavour Research Award, Australian Government

May 2006–April 2009 – Doctoral scholarship, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation

 

 Memberships

  • Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung (co-founder and co-organiser)
  • Rat für Migration
  • Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW)
  • International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM)
  • Oxfam Deutschland e.V.

 

Media Experiences

TV (Germany, UK), Radio (Germany, UK), Print (Australia, Germany), Online (Australia, Germany).
For details please see under Commentaries and Interviews.