Canada-Germany Cluster Members2017-12-05T13:47:22+00:00

Researchers

Canada-Germany LERN Collaboration

9 Members
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Anke Patzelt

PhD candidate, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, University of Ottawa

Biography:

Anke is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Ottawa. Her dissertation focuses on the mobility, integration and settlement patterns of highly skilled migrants and the "mobile elites". She is also part of a comparative research project which examines claims-making in Germany and Canada during the "refugee crisis". Anke has researched and published on German immigrants in Canada, concepts of identity construction, home and belonging, citizenship in Germany and Canada, the media discourses in Germany and Canada surrounding the recent "refugee crisis", as well as the vulnerabilities of aging migrants.

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Ian Van Haren

PhD Student, McGill University

Biography:

Ian Van Haren is a PhD student at McGill University. He is currently a research assistant on the Early Integration Trajectories of Syrian Refugees in Canada project funded by SSHRC.

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Karin Zimmer

University of Vechta & Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN)

Biography:

Professor in Empirical Educational Research

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Lisa Pagel

Research Associate, PhD Student, German Institut for Economic Research (DIW)

Biography:

I studied psychology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and graduated in 2016. Since 2016 I am a research associate at the DIW in the department of the Socio-Econcomic Panel Study (SOEP). Currently I am working on my PhD regarding the school adaptation of refugee children and adolescents who have recently come to Germany using the IAB-BAMF-SOEP refugee sample.

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Nicky Muehlhaeusser

DIPF
Goethe University

Biography:

I studied Political Science and Political Theory in Frankfurt, Munich, Bangkok and Toronto and graduated in 2016 (M.A.). Since May 2018 I am co-ordinating the Canada-Germany LERN Collaboration on the Integration of Refugees at the Dipf. At the same time I am working on my dissertation in the field of social philosophy.

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Raghad Ebied

PhD Student, Western University

Biography:

Raghad Ebied is a PhD student in the Critical Policy, Equity and Leadership Studies stream at Western University's Faculty of Education in London, Ontario. Her graduate level experience includes supporting research and policy development with the Ontario Ministry of Education in 2016 to update the Ontario Leadership Framework for School and District Leaders to reflect more equity, inclusion and well-being, as well as working with international scholars on a current study examining refugee student integration in K-12 Schools in Canada, Europe, and the U.S. Her current research interests include culturally responsive and compassion-based approaches in schools which promote equity, inclusion and well-being with a particular interest in supporting refugee/newcomers' students' successful adaptation. She is also an Ontario Certified Teacher, trainer and consultant with 12+ years experience in classroom teaching and delivering professional development to government, non-profit and schools on diversity, equity, inclusion, intercultural competence and leadership.

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Steffen Pötzschke

Researcher, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

Biography:

Steffen Pötzschke is a researcher at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in the department of Survey Design and Methodology (Mannheim, Germany). He holds a B.A. in Cultural Sciences (European University Viadrina) and an M.A. in International Migration and Intercultural Relations (University of Osnabrueck). His research interests include international migration, integration, transnationalism and cross-cultural survey methodology.

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Thomas Schwager

University of Vechta

Biography:

2011 -2017 Data manager / information specialist (DIPF - Educational Research and Educational Information)
since 2018 Data manager (University of Vechta, department: education)

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Verena Schmid

Researcher at the Centre for Social Investment, Heidelberg University

Biography:

The research focus of Verena Schmid, M.A. lies on the issues of civil society and civic engagement. Furthermore, questions on the field of knowledge sociology and the organizational sociology are included in her scientific work. One additional focus is placed on the methods of qualitative social research.
As a researcher at the Centre for Social Investment (CSI) at Heidelberg University in the project “Real World Lab Asylum”, she focuses on the motivations behind civic engagement and the types of engagement undertaken by citizens and the associated organizations working in the field of refugee aid.
Her doctoral thesis sheds light on how memories of the past construct the presence of the volunteers in the refugee aid.