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Caroline Schmitt


Activities within TRANSSOS:
Working Group "Transnational Knowledge"

Institutional Website:
Institute of Education, Mainz University

Research Interests

  • Migration with a focus on migrant entrepreneurship, transnational migration and flight research
  • Diversity Approaches
  • Racism
  • Inter- and Transnational Social Work
  • Qualitative research methods (esp. Objective Hermeneutics, Ethnography)



  • 02/2015: PhD degree, title: Migrant Businesses between Social Exclusion and Societal Incorporation – an Qualitative-Empirical Study on Afro Hair Salons in Germany
  • Since 04/2013: Research Assistant at the Institute of Education, Working Group Social Pedagogy, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany
  • 08/2010 – 03/2013: PhD Student and Scholarship Holder at the Interdisciplinary Research Center Social and Cultural Studies Mainz (SOCUM), Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany
  • 08/2004 – 07/2008: Additional University Qualification "European Studies", Center of European Studies, University of Trier, Germany
  • 10/2003 – 11/2009: Diploma Studies of Educational Sciences/Pedagogy (Focus: Social Pedagogy) with the subsidiary subjects Psychology and Sociology, University of Trier, Germany


Caroline Schmitt
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Institute of Education
Jakob-Welder-Weg 12 (Room 02-436)
55099 Mainz, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 6131 39-29318