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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Diversity and Social Conflict

PhD Supervision



Gender and Body Politics:

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


Social Conflicts in Turkey and Beyond:


To be completed Dissertations in 2021:

  • 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 

  • Gala Rexer (ISW / Fellow of Heinrich-Böll Foundation) Reproducing Bodies in Times of Crisis: Body Politics of Assisted Reproduction in Germany and Israel (starting year 2017)

  • Sakar Saber (ISW) Gendered Suicide: Power, Patriarchy, and Women’s Body in Iraqi Kurdistan (starting year 2015) 


To be completed Dissertations in 2022:

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


Completed Dissertations: 


  • 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, Defense date: )


Current employment: Project coordinator at the LaRed e.V., Project Open Mind.


Current employment: Deputy Head of Departments at the Berlin Institute of Migration and Integration Research


  • 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.) 

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)

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.