Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Diversity and Social Conflict

PhD Supervision


I am not accepting doctoral students for supervision at the moment. I wish you all the best in your academic endeavors. (as of January 2023)


Ongoing PhD Supervisions:


Aram Lee (ISW) The Politics of Bicycle: Gendered Mobility of Immigrants and Refugees in Germany 


Fatima El-Sayed (Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences) Muslim Women’s Community Defense against Islamism and Anti-Muslim Racism in Germany (working title, starting year 2021, Supervisory Committee Members: Anna Korteweg, Naika Foroutan)


Tebessüm Yilmaz (ISW / Fellow of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation) Representations of Social Trauma and State Violence against Kurds in the Alternative Cinema of Turkey Through Collective Memory (starting year 2017)


Khayyam Namazov (ISW, DAAD Doctoral Fellowship) Changing Social Movements in Azerbaijan: The Public Sphere and Social Conflict (starting year 2018)


Expected PhD Dissertation Defenses in 2024:


Tunay Altay (Institute of Social Sciences) Sexualized Bordering and the Queer Strategies of Everyday Life in Turkey and Germany (Starting year 2019)


Melih Sengölge (ISW) The Birth of a Radical Social Democracy at the edge of Green Transition: The Green New Deal (starting year 2017, Supervisory committee members:  Naika Foroutan, Hursit Günes)



Completed Dissertations: 



Sakar Saber Ibrahim (ISW) Gendered Suicide: Power, Patriarchy, and Women’s Body in Iraqi Kurdistan 



Dr. Gala Rexer (ISW / Fellow of Heinrich-Böll Foundation) Bodies and Borders: The Politics of Reproductive Technologies in Israel/Palestine 

Current employment: Leverhulme Grantee, University of Warwick, UK


Dr. Seyran Bostanci (ISW) Inklusion in Theorie und Praxis – Eine vergleichende Untersuchung der Umsetzung des Praxiskonzeptes `Vorurteilsbewusste Bildung und Erziehung´ in Kindertageseinrichtungen 

Current employment: wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin für am Deutschen Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (DeZIM), Nationale Rassismus un Diskriminierungsmonitor (NaDiRa)


Dr. Öndercan Muti (ISW / Fellow of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation) Memory in Motion: A Comparative Study on the Postmemories of 4th Generation after the Armenian Genocide 

Current employment: Project Coordinator, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Population Europe



Dr. Özgür Özvatan (BGSS, International Doctoral Program) Transnational Blame Games: The Populist Challenge to Geman-Turkish Politics 

Current employment: Abteilungsleiter der Abteilung Integrationsforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik, Berlin Institut für Migration und Integrationsforschung, Vertretungsprofessur Lehrbereich Diversity and Social Conflict (SoSe 2024)


Dr. Noemi Katona (ISW, fellow of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation) Pimps, boyfriends and transnational families:  The negotiation of money and emotions by Hungarian sex workers in the Kurfürstenstraße 

Current employment: Assistant Professor at the Corvinus University Budapest (CUB) Department of Sociology (winter semester 2023)



Dr. Inken Bartels (BGSS,  European Doctoral Program) The (re)construction of the 'European border regime': An ethnographic approach to the practices of the International Organization of Migration's 'management of  migration' in the Euro-Mediterranean region 

Book based on dissertation: Bartels, Inken (2022): The International Organization for Migration in North Africa. Making International Migration Management. Interventions Series, Routledge.

Current employment: wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter*in, Universität Osnabrück



Dr. Inna Michaeli (ISW, fellow of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation) Self-Enterprising Citizens: Comparing Strategies of Economic Empowerment for Women in Germany and Israel

Book based on dissertation: (2021) Women's Economic Empowerment. Feminism, Neoliberalism, and the State, Palgrave Macmilan (Springer)

Current employment: Building Feminist Economies Manager at the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)



Dr. Anna Schlumbohm (BGSS) Immigration, Exclusion, and Institutional Constraints: Evaluating Political Participation and Involvement of Long-Term Immigrants in Germany 

Current employment:  Researcher at the Institut für Medizinische Soziologie und Rehabilitationswissenschaft, Charite.