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 August 2021)


  • Fatima El-Sayed (BGSS) Muslim Women’s Community Defense against Islamism and Anti-Muslim Racism in Germany (working title, starting year 2021)


  • Tunay Altay (ISW) Queering’ Border Regimes: A Critical Investigation on Institutional and Legal Practices on LGBTQ Refugees and Migrants in Germany (starting year 2019)


  • 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)


  • Melih Sengölge (ISW)  Governmentality of the Green New Deal: 

    A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis of the Left Populism that emerged in Greece after the 2008 Financial Crisis 


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


Completed Dissertations: 


  • Sakar Saber (ISW) Gendered Suicide: Power, Patriarchy, and Women’s Body in Iraqi Kurdistan (starting year 2015, Supervisory committee members: Bülent Kücük, Naika Foroutan)



  • Seyran Bostanci (ISW) Inklusion in Theorie und Praxis – Eine vergleichende Untersuchung der Umsetzung des Praxiskonzeptes `Vorurteilsbewusste Bildung und Erziehung´ in Kindertageseinrichtungen (starting year 2016, Supervisory committee members: Naika Foroutan, Mechtild Gomolla, Defense date: October, 27, 2021)

Current employment: wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin für die Begleitung der Modellprojekte der Säule „Vielfalt gestalten“ des Bundesprogramms „Demokratie Leben!“ am Deutschen Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (DeZIM). 


  • Öndercan Muti (ISW / Fellow of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation) Memory in Motion: A Comparative Study on the Postmemories of 4th Generation after the Armenian Genocide (starting year 2016, Supervisory committee members: Ugur Üngör, Naika Foroutan. Defense date: February 12, 2021)

Current employment: wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter, LaRed e.V., Project Open Mind.


Current employment: stellvertretender Abteilungsleiter der Abteilung Integrationsforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik und der Abteilung Grundfragen von Integration und Migration am Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung


  • 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 (2013-2020; Supervisory committee members: Dorit Geva, Karin Lohr.)

Current employment: Junior Research Fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence, Institute of Sociology



  • 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.) 

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

Current employment: wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter*in, 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)

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)



  • 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.