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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Diversity and Social Conflict

PhD Supervision


Please note: Currently and in the foreseeable future, Prof. Dr. Gökce Yurdakul is not accepting new PhD students and/or PhD guest researchers. Due to the high number of emails on this topic, there won't be any replies to inquiries at this time. (September of 2017 to current)


Gender and Body Politics:

  • Soraya Hassoun (ISW) Vollverschleiert in Deutschland: Welche (Un-)Freiheiten bringt diese Form der Körperverhüllung mit sich? (starting year 2017)
  • Gala Rexer (ISW) Reproducing Bodies in Times of Crisis: Body Politics of Assisted Reproduction in the UK, Germany and Israel (starting year 2017)


Migrant Agency, Transformative Powers of Migration and Migration Management:

  • Duygu Gürsel (ISW, fellow of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation) Migration, Self-Employment and Transformation from Fordism to Post-Fordism in Germany (starting year 2012; Supervisory Committee Members: Encarnacion Gutierrez Rodriguez)


Social Conflicts in Turkey and Beyond:


Social Movements and Governmentality:

  • Khayyam Namazov (ISW / DAAD Fellowship) Changing Social Movements in Azerbaijan: The discourse of Public Sphere and the Social Conflicts (starting year 2017)
  • Melih Sengölge (ISW) Neue Soziale Bewegungen in Griechenland gegen das europäische Austeritätsregime (starting year 2015)


To be completed Dissertations in 2019:

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 (2013-2019; provisional defense date June 2019, Supervisory committee members: Karin Lohr)

Current employment: Researcher at the CONFRONT Research Project, Central European University, Budapest.


Seyran Bostanci (BIM) Inklusion in Theorie und Praxis – Eine vergleichende Untersuchung der Umsetzung des Praxiskonzeptes `Vorurteilsbewusste Bildung und Erziehung´ in Kindertageseinrichtungen (starting year 2016-19, provisional defense date October 2019, Supervisory committee members: Naika Foroutan)

Current employment: Research coordinator at the FEMPART project in BIM.


Completed Dissertations:

  • 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 (2012-18; Supervisory Committee Members: Steffen Mau, Naika Foroutan) 
  • Current employment: Researcher at the ExiTT: Exit – Transit – Transformation, Research Project, Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien (IMIS), Universität Osnabrück.


  • Inna Michaeli (ISW, fellow of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation) Self-Enterprising Citizens: Comparing Strategies of Economic Empowerment for Women in Germany and Israel (2014-17; Supervisory Committee Members: Beate Binder, Adriana Kemp)
  • Current employment: Building Feminist Economies Manager at the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)


  • Anna Schlumbohm (BGSS) Immigration, Exclusion, and Institutional Constraints: Evaluating Political Participation and Involvement of Long-Term Immigrants in Germany (2011-15, Supervisory Committee Members: Martin Kroh, Claudia Diehl)
  • Current employment:  Researcher at the Institut für Medizinische Soziologie und Rehabilitationswissenschaft, Charite.