Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Macrosociology

Kristina Korte

Kristina Korte
kristina.korte (at)

Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Sozialwissenschaften → Makrosoziologie
Function / Working Area
Visiting address
Universitätsstraße 3b , Room 104
Phone number
+49(0)30 2093-66626
+49(0)30 2093-66621
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
Research interests
  • Migration, Integration, Racism
  • Borders and Boundaries

  • Environmental Policy and Climate Change

  • Political Sociology


Academic background:
  • Since 3/2018
    Research assistant at the Institute of Social Sciences, Humboldt-University. PhD student in the DFG-funded collaborative research project “Refiguration of Spaces”.
  • 2010–2013
    M.A. Social Sciences, Humboldt-University Berlin
    • 2011-12
      Year abroad at „Université de Provence“, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 2006–2010
    B.A. Social Sciences (with secondary subject Area Studies Asia/Africa), Humboldt-University Berlin
    • 2008-09
      Semester abroad „Université Hassan II“, Mohammedia, Morocco
    • 03/2009–06/2009
      Research internship at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact (PIK)
Professional experience:
  • 2016–2018 Lecturer and coordinator for the federal volunteer service on migration  
    Association Club Dialog e.V., Berlin
  • Since 2015 Trainer for political education (freelance)
    With main focus on intercultural learning and outdoor education
  • 2013–2015 Trainer and coordinator for intercultural education
    Association „Une Terre Culturelle“, Marseilles


Grants and scholarships:
  • 2007-2012 Student scholarship grant, German Academic Scholarship Foundation:
    • 2011-12 Travel and research grant for a year abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France
    • 2009-11 Participation in the research training group “Society and the state today” 
    • 2008-09 Travel and research grant for a semester abroad in Mohammedia, Morocco


  • 3. International Conference of SFB1265 "Re-Figuration of Spaces" 10/2021:
    (with Fabian Gülzau) Border Control, Politics and Conflict.
  • B/ORDERING CULTURES Conference, Frankfurt/Oder 10/20:
    (with Fabian Gülzau) Mauern, Barrieren, Kontrollorte, Grenzsteine, Niemandsland. Eine Topologie von Grenzinfrastrukturen.
  • Conference of Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Berlin 09/20:
    “It‘s a mess” - Praktiken der Migrationskontrolle an fortifizierten Grenzen. Das Beispiel der Grenzzäune in Ungarn und den USA.
  • International Conference of SFB1265 “Re-Figuration von Räumen”, Berlin, 02/19:
    (with Fabian Gülzau) Borders: Walls, Barriers, Checkpoints and Landmarks.


  • Korte, Kristina 2021: Filtering or Blocking Mobility? Inequalities, Marginalization, and Power Relations at Fortified Borders. In: Historical Social Research 46:3, 49-77. (peer-reviewed)

  • Gülzau, Fabian; Mau, Steffen; Korte, Kristina 2021: Borders as Places of Control. Fixing, Shifting and Reinventing State Borders. In: Historical Social Research 46:3, 7-22.

  • Gülzau, Fabian; Korte, Kristina 2021: Mauern aus Papier, Mauern aus Stein. In: Hoerning, Johanna & Misselwitz, Philipp (Hrsg.): Räume in Veränderung – Ein visuelles Lesebuch, Berlin: Jovis Verlag, 130-141.

  • Mau, Steffen, Gülzau, Fabian, Korte, Kristina 2021: Grenzen erkunden. Grenzinfrastrukturen und die Rolle fortifizierter Grenzen im globalen Kontext. In: Am Ende der Globalisierung. Über die Re-Figuration von Räumen. Editors: Martina Löw et al., transcript.
  • Korte, Kristina 2020: ‘Who is the Animal in the Zoo?’ Fencing in and Fencing out at the Hungarian-Serbian Border. A Qualitative Case Study. In: Journal of Borderland Studies, 1-22. (peer-reviewed)