Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Diversity and Social Conflict

Research Projects

Ongoing Research Projects


Borders, boundaries, and bodies in the production of non-belonging: Regulating the return of European women who joined the Islamic StateFunded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada, Insight Grant (2020-23) (collaborator together with PI Anna Korteweg, University of Toronto)


Social Conflicts and Dynamics of Party Competition in Times of Migration and Integration (MigRep), Funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (2022-2024). Network partners: Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (InZentIM) & Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES)


Completed Research Projects


Getting Respect in Germany: How Turkish People* in Berlin Respond to Racism  Funded by the DeZIM Rassismusmonitoring (2020-1) (PI: Gökce Yurdakul, Project Coordinator: Tunay Altay)


Institutioneller Rassismus in Kindertagesstätten, Funded by the DeZIM Rassismusmonitoring (2020) (PI: Seyran Bostanci)


Media, Migrants and Politics: Comparative Study of Media Representations of Immigrants in Australia and Germany, Funded by the Berlin University Alliance Seed Grants (2019-21) (co-PI with Karen Ferquharson at the University of Melbourne)   


Nachbarschaften des Willkommens - Bedingungen des sozialen Zusammenhalts in superdiversen Quartieren Funded by the BMBF (2017-2020) Project Coordinator: Nihad El-Kayed (until 04/2020 jointly with Dr. Ulrike Hamann)


Intersectional Bordering Experiences in Europe: A Study of Bulgarian Sex Workers in Berlin (Project Coordinators: Tunay Altay, Gökce Yurdakul)


Contested Authorities Over Body Politics: The Religious / Secular Tensions in Germany, Israel and Turkey (with Shai Lavi) Funded by the German-Israeli Foundation (2015-19) PROJECT COORDINATOR: Gala Rexer


Witnessing the Transition: Moments in the Long Summer of Migration (with Regina Romhild, Anna Schwanhäußer und Birgit zur Nieden)


Muslim Women with Headscarves in the German Labour Market (with Anna Korteweg)
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Jews and Turks in Germany: Immigrant Integration, Political Organization and Minority Rights (funded by the SSHRC Canada, 2007-2010)