Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Diversity and Social Conflict

Folashade Ajayi

Folashade Ajayi
ajayimir (at)

Visiting address
Universitätsstraße 3b , Room 331
Phone number
(030) 2093-66610
Mailing address


Folashade is interested in the broad field of race and gender equality, migration and integration politics and debates, anti-racism and anti-discrimination, feminism, gender mainstreaming.



MA in Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin (since 2016)

08/2017 (accepted): Kosmos Summer University “The Constitutive Powers of Migration. Refugees and the transformation of migration societies”, Humboldt University Berlin and Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research


BA in Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin (2016)

Thesis title: On the instrumentalization of gender based violence in the German asylum debate

10/2015: Capacity building workshop "How to Counter Right Wing Populism and Extremism in Europe", Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Brussels

09/2014 - 01/2015: Semester Political Science, Université Libre Brussels

05/2014: EUROFORT workshop on European Integration, Princeton University, New Jersey


Curriculum Vitae

08/2017 (accepted): AGORA – Young feminist summer school organized by the European Women’s Lobby, Brussels

Since 05/2017: Elected staff council member, Humboldt University Berlin

Since 03/2016: Teamer, Initiative, Berlin

08/2015 - 09/2015: Intern in the research department at Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency, Berlin

02/2015 - 03/2015: Intern in the policy department at European Network Against Racism (ENAR), Brussels

Since 10/2013: student assistant at Department of Diversity and Social Conflict, Humboldt University Berlin



2016:  Translation from French original text by Leyla Dakhli (with Julia Gerlach): Islamwissenschaften als Kampfsport: Eine französische Debatte über die Ursachen dschihadistischer Gewalt [Islamic Studies as Martial Arts: A French Debate on the Causes of Jihadist Violence] URL:


2015: Conclusions and Recommendations. Capacity Building “How to Counter Right Wing Populism and Extremism in Europe”, Heinrich Böll Foundation EU, 24.12.2014. URL:


2015: Buchzusammenfassung „The Headscarf Debate - Conflicts of National Belonging“ in Gender Bulletins, Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. URL:


2014: „Verhandelt wird, wer dazu gehört“



Since 03/2017: Mentee, Mentorship Program for Outstanding Women, Cusanus Foundation


05/2016 – 06/2016 Humanity in Action fellow of the 2016 program ‘A New Europe? Reactions to a Continent in Crisis’ in Copenhagen, Denmark and Athens, Greece


05/2014: Grantee, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences and Princeton University (Princeton-Humboldt strategic partnership)


Since 04/2013: Fellow of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Funding of Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts Social Science


Panel discussions

02/2016: Panel discussion ‘B(l)ack to the Future. European Citizens of African Descent’, organized by the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue, Vienna. URL: