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Alice Altissimo

M.A., PhD Candidate

Activities within TRANSSOS:
Fellow Research Training Group
Working Group "Transnational Social Networks"

TACHYwe (Transnational Academic Careers in Child and Youth Welfare)

Research Interests

  • Migration
  • International Students' Networks
  • Qualitative Network Analysis
  • Intercultural Communication



  • 06/2011-05/2014: DFG research training group 1474 "Transnational Social Support" University of Hildesheim, doctoral scholarship
  • 10/2007: European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder): M.A. in Social and Cultural Sciences
  • 10/2005 to 04/2007: Uniwersytet Wrocławski (PL): Cultural Sciences, Erasmus
  • 01/2007 to 05/2007: Willy Brandt Zentrum Wrocław (PL): Survey and research for Master’s thesis: "Die kulturelle Bedingtheit eigen- und fremdkultureller Wahrnehmung, am Beispiel eines deutsch-polnischen Tandemsprachkurses" ["The cultural conditionality of self-awareness and awareness of others, exemplified by a German-Polish tandem course"]
  • 07/2004: University of Osnabrück: B.A. in European Studies
  • 03/2002 to 07/2002: University of Osnabrück, Student Assistant (Romance philology)
  • Since 09/1998: Organiser of youth and sports exchange programmes, summer academies and campaigns


Alice Altissimo
University of Hildesheim

Institute of Social Work and Organization Studies
Marienburger Platz 22
31141 Hildesheim, Germany