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Thusinta Somalingam

M.A., PhD Candidate

Activities within TRANSSOS:
Fellow Research Training Group
Working Group "Transnational Knowledge"

Research Interests

  • Transnationalism & Diaspora
  • Education & Knowledge
  • South asian ethnic Groups
  • Social Networks and Organizations
  • Qualitative methods

Projects

  • 2011-2014: Transnational Educational Organisations – Educational Concept and Cultural Recollection within a Diaspora. A case study on the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora. (PhD Project in the Research Training Group 1474 “Transnational Social Support”, University of Mainz and University of Hildesheim, Germany)

Vita

  • 2011-2014: PhD student at DFG Research Training Group 1474, ‘Transnational Social Support’, at the Institute of Education at the University of Mainz, Germany.
  • 2010: Master of Arts Degree at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany. Topic of the thesis: Transnational Migration Processes in the Second-Generation Sri Lankan Tamil Migratory Landscape in Germany.
  • 2009–2011: Schülerhilfe, Mainz-Hechtsheim – freelancing as tutor
  • 2007–2008: Student assistant at the exhibition ‘Dokumentation des Weltkulturerbes Oberes Mittelrheintal: Boppard’ at the Institute of Art History in Mainz, Germany
  • 2006: Assistant in presenting the data processing centre and the ‘Kunst und Architektur am Domplatz’ workshop for children at the Science Day, Mainz 2006
  • 4/2006–9/2006: Student assistant at the exhibition ‘Kunsthistorische Dokumentation an Beispielen der Kunstwerke an der Universität Mainz’ at the Institute of Art History in Mainz, Germany
  • 2005–2010: Studied Social Pedagogy, German Language and Art History at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany. 

Contact

Thusinta Somalingam
thusinta@transsos.com