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PhD Students

Lisa Albrecht

Educational Sciences
Research Interests: The body as a construction and concept, body knowledge and discourses

Alice Altissimo

Lucia Artner

Cultural Anthropology, European Ethnology, Recent History
Research Interests: Transnational and Global Studies, IOs, NGOs and Transnational Civil Society

Agnetha Bartels

Social and Organizational Pedagogy
Research Interests: International Development and Cooperation, Transnationalism, Qualitative Methods

Annett Bochmann

Sociology, Jurisprudence, Social Anthropology
Research Interests: Micro Sociology, Sociological Theories, Migration, Refuge, Transnational Studies, Ethnomethodology, Ethnology, Interaction Analysis

Britta Buschmann

Education/ Social Work, Social Anthropology
Research Interests: Internationality/transnationality, especially international adoption, Cultural Studies

Annemarie Duscha

Educational Science
Research Interests: Migration and Social Work, Transnational Social Support/ Transnational Social Work

Katrin Fröhlich

African Studies, Political Science
Research Interests: social protection, social cash transfers, transnational civil society, aging and (local) development policy

Sitsofe Gbogbo

Public Health and Educational Science
Project Title: TRANSITION FROM ADOLESCENCE TO PARENTHOOD: Perception on contraceptive use, health seeking behaviors, challenges and coping mechanisms of teenage mothers in Ghana.

Kusuma Haklin

Psychology/Educational Sciences
Research Interests: Cultural psychology, Mental health, International migration, Qualitative Social Research

Andreas Herz

Sociology, Educational Science
Research Interests: SNA (Social Network Analysis), Organization Studies, Transnationalism

Alia Herz-Jakoby

Sociology, Applied African Studies
Research Interests: visual analysis, development cooperation/ policy/ theory, postcolonial studies

Nicole Himmelbach

Social Pedagogy
Research Interests: Child Trafficking, Global Governance and Transnational Organisations

Vincent Horn

Political Science, Social Policy and Gender Studies
Research Interests: Transnational family care, Age and transnationalism, International migration

Lena Huber

Educational Sciences
Research Interests: Migration and Transnationalism, Social Support and Coping Strategies, Transnational Aging

Soon-Won Jung

Social Welfare
Research Interests: Qualitative Research, Biographical Research, Narrative Interview, Reconstruction

Rajalakshmi Kanagavel

Media Sciences 
Social Networks, New Media, Youth Culture, Political Communication, Transnationalism, Student Mobility

Sonja Klaus

Social and Organization Studies
Research Interests: Migration and refugees, asylum, biographic interviews and qualitative social research

Kathrin Klein-Zimmer

Educational Sciences and Social Work
Research Interests: Youth and Transnational Research, Migration Research and Social Work, Youth Work

Johanna Krawietz

Laura Lapinskiene

Gender Studies, Sociology, Industrial Engineering
Research Interests: Social anthropology, Ethnographic research methods, Mobility

Dacheri Lopez

International Relations
Research Interests: Public International Law, International Migration, European Union, Public Law, Political Science, Transnationalism

Gavaza Maluleke

Development and International Cooperation
Research Interests: transnational feminism, postcolonialism, Africa, migration

Katharina Mangold

Educational Sciences
Research Interests: Young adults in transitions, Child and Youth Care, Transnational Studies

Annika Müller

Research Interests: Mobility, Migration and Elite research, Transnationalism, Qualitative research

Claudia Olivier-Mensah

Educational Sciences
Research Interests: Return Migration, Transnationalisation and Development, Social Networks and Social Capital

Edward Omeni


Carolin Oppermann

Fanny Petermann

Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology, Gender Studies, Art history
Research Interests: Social and discursive construction of illness, Postcolonial Studies, Transnationalism

Serpil Polat

Educational Sciences, Sociology
Research Interests: Migration and Biography, Transnational Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Poststructuralist Theories

Hanna Rettig

Social- and Organizational Pedagogy
Research Interests: religion (esp. evangelicalism), transnational studies, gender and diversity, ethnographic methods

Hauke Jan Rolf

Sociology, Political Sciences, Psychology
Research Interests: Urban Sociology, Sociology of Development, Migration Studies

Maria Magdalena Schube

Social Work
Research Interests: Transnationalism, Migration, Personal Relations, Networks, Narrative Interviews

Thusinta Somalingam

Social Pedagogy, German Language and Art History
Research Interests: Transnationalism & Diaspora, Education & Knowledge, South Asian Ethnic Groups

Andreas Steinert

Educational Sciences, Social Work
Research Interests: Organization studies, Transnational civil society, Development cooperation

Ruba Totah

Topic: Syrian Artists Experiencing Refuge in Europe
Research Interest: Sociology of Art, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Diasporic studies, and Gender Studies.

Jan Steinhöfel

Organization Studies and Social Work, Public Administration & Public Policy, Sociology
Research Interests: Economic Sociology, Social Inequality, Organization studies

Nadin Tettschlag

Social Work / Social Pedagogy
Research Interests: Organization Studies, International development, cooperation, Transnational civil society

Stefanie Visel

Political Science, Comparative Literature
Research Interests: Migration and Transnationalisation, Care Work, Labour Market Policies

Leonie Wetzel

Educational Sciences
Research Interests: Childhood, Children and Youth Services, Migration and Diaspora Studies

Anja Wrulich

Educational Sciences
Research Interests: Transnational Youth, Research in Child and Youth Services, Transnational social support, Qualitative Research