Team

Professor Dr. Viola B. Georgi

Director of the ZBI & Professor for Diversity Education  

Short CV

Viola B. Georgi is a Professor for Diversity Education at the University of Hildesheim and the Director of the Center for Diversity, Democracy and Inclusion in Education in Migration Societies (ZBI). Between 2006 and 2012, she served as a junior professor for Intercultural Education at the Free University of Berlin. In 2010, she became a visiting professor at York University in Toronto, Canada. Previously, she worked as a research associate at the Department of Social Sciences of the Goethe University in Frankfurt and at the Center for Applied Policy Research of the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. She studied Education and Sociology at the Goethe University of Frankfurt, the University of Bristol (GB) and Harvard University (USA).


Work and research interests:

  • Diversity Education

  • Intercultural education and professionalization

  • Diversity in Educational Media

  • Holocaust Education

  • Pluralization of Historical Images

  • Democracy Education

  • Citizenship Education

Contact & Location

Email: georgiv@uni-hildesheim.de

Call: +49 5121 883 10106

Fax: +49 5121 883 10107

Office: N229

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Abteilung Angewandte Erziehungswissenschaft

Universitätsplatz 1

31141 Hildesheim

 

Dr. Nadin Tettschlag

Research Fellow & Coordinator of the ZBI

Short CV

Nadin Tettschlag is a Coordinator and Research Fellow at the Center for Diversity, Democracy and Inclusion in Education (ZBI). She supports teaching and research at the Institute of Educational Science.

She studied at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, focusing on migration, integration and transnational perspectives on social work. Subsequently, she earned her Ph.D. in the DFG Research Training Group "Transnational Social Support" at the Institute for Social and Organizational Education of the University of Hildesheim on NGO cooperation in the field of social work and development cooperation between Europe and Latin America. Most recently she worked as a Research Associate at the Georg Eckert Institute - Leibniz Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig.

Work and research interests:

  • Diversity Education / Racism Critical Education

  • Diversity and Educational Media

  • (Educational) Organizations

  • Qualitative Research

Contact & Location

Email: nadin.tettschlag@uni-hildesheim.de

Office: N224

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Abteilung Angewandte Erziehungswissenschaft

Universitätsplatz 1

31141 Hildesheim

Nurten Karakaş

Research Fellow & Coordinator of the Doctoral School “Bildungsintegration”  

Short CV

Nurten Karakaş studied Educational Science at the TU Berlin. She then founded a youth welfare agency and led it for ten years. The main focus of the agency lies on stationary assistance for underage unaccompanied refugees and outpatient assistance for families, predominantly with a migration background. Amongst other things, she was a lecturer at the Alice-Salomon-Hochschule Berlin, at the Theological College Friedensau and at the University of Hildesheim. She participated in the research project "Diversity in the staff room" at Freie Universität Berlin. She is a doctorate candidate. In her Ph.D. research project, she deals with the following questions: How do immigrant teachers deal with racism (experiences) in schools and which coping strategies did they develop?

Nurten Karakaş is the coordinator of the Doctoral School “Bildungsintegration”.

 

Work and research interests:

  • Theories of Racism

  • Concepts of Diversity

  • Intercultural Orientation and Opening of Organizations

  • Migration

Contact & Location

Email: karakas@uni-hildesheim.de

Call: +49 5121 883 10112

Office: N234

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Abteilung Angewandte Erziehungswissenschaft

Universitätsplatz 1

31141 Hildesheim

Dhana Indlekofer

Research Fellow

Short CV
Contact & Location

Email: indlekof@uni-hildesheim.de

Call: +49 5121 883 10206

Office: N424

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Abteilung Angewandte Erziehungswissenschaft

Universitätsplatz 1

31141 Hildesheim

Short CV

Janina Vernal Schmidt teaches at the Department of Education (Applied Educational Science). She studied hispanic literature and language teaching and learning with a focus on German as a foreign language at the University of Hamburg.

She worked at the University of Hamburg and at the University of Bremen as a research fellow in the department of Teaching Romance languages (Spanish). She then worked at the Humboldt University in Berlin as a teaching assistant for Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and as a research assistant at the Institute for German Language and Literature at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg. Moreover, she developed a qualification module for students in German as a Foreign Language in cooperation with the Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen and the University of Hildesheim as part of a project with a focus on language development and educational integration. Most recently, she was a Coordinator at the Center for Educational Integration - Diversity and Democracy in Migration Societies.

Janina Vernal Schmidt earned her Ph.D. at the University of Bremen in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language on the topic "Culture in Spanish Classes - A Reconstructive Case Study on a Task-Oriented and Film-Based Lesson Unit in Secondary Education".

Work and research interests:

  • Multilingualism

  • Diversity

  • Migration

  • Diversity Education

  • Antiracist and Intercultural Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language

  • Educational Media

  • Reconstructive Social Research

Contact & Location

Email: janina.vernal@uni-hildesheim.de

Call: +49 5121 883 10194

Office: N424

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Abteilung Angewandte Erziehungswissenschaft

Universitätsplatz 1

31141 Hildesheim

Dr. Lena Kahle

Research Fellow & Coordinator of the BMBF joint project “Histories in Motion. Remembrance Practices, Cultures of History and Historical Learning in German Migration Society"

Short CV

Lena Kahle earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the Goethe University in Frankfurt / M. on the topic of agency and affiliations in polarized societies. Her focus was on a reconstructive biographical-narrative study of Jewish and Arab Israelis of Coexistence Education in Israel. Her work was published in 2017 by the publisher Barbara Budrich. The doctorate was funded by a scholarship from the Hans Böckler Foundation. After completing her doctorate, Lena Kahle held a position as a research fellow at the Center for Digital Systems at the Free University of Berlin. There she worked together with Verena Nägel on a study on teaching and research on the Holocaust at German universities, which was published in 2018. Lena Kahle studied political science at the Otto Suhr Institute of the Free University of Berlin and graduated in 2008 with a diploma. Her diploma thesis presented a study on the political culture of memory in Israel. During her diploma thesis and dissertation, Lena Kahle worked extensively with Israeli society with a focus on citizenship, inclusions and exclusions, coexistence education, interaction and conflict. The questions of remembrance today in Germany, Europe and also in Israel is a topic that draws through her work.

 

Work and research interests:

  • Qualitative Research Methods

  • Interpretative Social Research

  • Process Analysis in Biographies

  • Socio-theoretical Questions about Affiliations in Modern Societies

  • Action Skills or Agency Theories

  • Methodology of the Chicago School

Contact & Location

Email: kahlele@uni-hildesheim.de

Office: N230

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Abteilung Angewandte Erziehungswissenschaft

Universitätsplatz 1

31141 Hildesheim

Dr. Juliane Solf

Research Fellow & Coordinator of the educational project in Hildesheim "Recognizing education as value – Strengthening the situation of women" conducted with the group Sinti of Hildesheim

Short CV

Juliane Solf earned her Ph.D. in Political Theory at the Open University in England on the subject of critical citizenship and political subjectivity of marginalized people using the example of Romanian Roma in an East London district. Previously, she studied sociology, media communications and European political science at Goldsmiths College in London. In the self-organization Romnokher "House for Culture, Education and Antiziganism Research", Juliane Solf worked as a research fellow on a XENOS project for better participation and inclusion of Sinti and Roma in Germany with a focus on education and employment. In England, she was part of the FP7 EU Research Project “Enacting European Citizenship' on 'Acts of Citizenship' and Mobility Connecting Roma to EU Locations”. Until 2002 she worked as a freelancer at the Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin.


Work and research interests:

  • Critical Social Theory

  • Acts of Citizenship, amongst other of Roma or of undocumented and unaccompanied refugees

  • Diversity

  • Antiracist and Intercultural education

  • Participation

  • Performance Studies

  • Feminist theory

Contact & Location

Email: solfju@uni-hildesheim.de

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Abteilung Angewandte Erziehungswissenschaft

Universitätsplatz 1

 

31141 Hildesheim

 

Keder Alin (associated)

Research Fellow at the Department of Education (Applied Educational Science)

Short CV

Keder Alin studied teaching at the University of Hildesheim. In addition to her studies, she has worked in various initiatives for refugee and learning assistance and worked as a language learning sponsor for elementary school children.

As part of her master’s thesis, she conducted research on the career choices of female teachers with a migrant background, on the basis of biographical-narrative interviews, on cultural and gender-specific influences.

Since February 2018 she works as a research fellow at the Institute of Educational Science at the University of Hildesheim.

Work and research interests:

  • Qualitative Research

  • Profession Research of Teachers with a Migration Background

  • Gender and Migration

Contact & Location

Email: alinked@uni-hildesheim.de

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Abteilung Angewandte Erziehungswissenschaft

Universitätsplatz 1

31141 Hildesheim

Dr. Danielle Gluns

Head of the Research and Transfer Office Migration Policy

Short CV

The Research and Transfer Office for Migration Policy has been established at the Institute for Social Sciences in connection with the Center for Diversity, Democracy and Inclusion in Education at the University of Hildesheim in January 2019. The key objective of the Transfer Office is to enhance the exchange between research and practice in the field of migration policy. It is based on the perception that the topic of migration is currently strongly debated in the public while scientific knowledge is not always taken up in political processes and public discourse. 

Thus, we are establishing local, regional and national cooperation with representatives of politics and practice and develop joint events and collaborative projects. Moreover, mutual exchange is fostered by regular and continuous communication. On the one hand, the different formats aim at editing scientific outputs in ways to provide effective guidance to practitioners. On the other, they shall help to take up stimuli and expertise from the practice and feed these into academia in order to promote practice-oriented research. 

As such, the Research and Transfer Office serves as a contact point for migration policy stakeholders from the region and beyond. If you are interested in cooperating, for example in the framework of joint projects or events, you can reach us here: 

Dr. Danielle Gluns, Head of the Research and Transfer Office Migration Policy

E-mail: danielle.gluns(at)uni-hildesheim.de

Phone: +49-5121-883-10776

Contact & Location

Email: danielle.gluns@uni-hildesheim.de

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim

Universitätsplatz 1/ 31141 Hildesheim
 

Isabelle C. M. Lohrengel

Student Assistant 

Short CV

Isabelle C. M. Lohrengel has been studying teaching (art & German) at the University of Hildesheim since 2016. In her bachelor thesis she dealt with 'Diversity Sensitivity in and through Picture Books' and conducted a qualitative-empirical study on the potentials of visual image figures for the perspective taking of secondary school students in picture (book) discussions. Since 2019, she is studying for a master's degree in primary and secondary school.


Work and research interests

  • diversity in / through educational media, especially picture books
  • philosophical talks with children
  • inclusion: accessibility and social participation
  • democracy education
  • human rights
Contact & Location

Email: lohren@uni-hildesheim.de

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Zentrum für Bildungsintegration
Universitätsplatz 1 / 31141 Hildesheim

Özlem Özdemir

Student Assistant

Short CV

Özlem Özdemir studies Educational Science at the University of Hildesheim. The topic of her bachelor thesis was 'The Importance of Kindergarten for Migrant Children'. In her master's program she focuses on diversity education.

Work and research interests

  • empowerment
  • power-critical education
  • migration
Contact & Location

Email: oezdemi@uni-hildesheim.de

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Zentrum für Bildungsintegration
Universitätsplatz 1 / 31141 Hildesheim

Komlan Kabrais

Student Assistant

Short CV
Contact & Location

Email: kabrais@uni-hildesheim.de

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Zentrum für Bildungsintegration
Universitätsplatz 1 / 31141 Hildesheim

Fiona Sinabel Ertelt

Student Assistant

Short CV

Fiona Sinabel Ertelt earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Catholic Religious Education in Paderborn. Since 2016 she studies teaching (Catholic Theology & German) at the University of Hildesheim. In 2018, she started teaching dual-masters teaching at elementary schools and German as a second and foreign language. In her master's thesis she will research about intercultural competences of children.

Work and research interests:

  • Interculturality in children
  • Intercultural Education
  • Diversity Studies in Elementary Education
Contact & Location

Email: ertelt@uni-hildesheim.de

 

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Zentrum für Bildungsintegration
Universitätsplatz 1 / 31141 Hildesheim

Finja Sophie Paśko 

Student Assistant

Short CV

Finja Sophie Paśko studies English and Protestant Theology at the University of Hildesheim. She completed her Bachelor in January 2019. Since then, she has been studying for a master's degree and is aiming for a Master of Education with a focus on Realschulen. As a further qualification she strives for the certificate Bilingual Teaching and Learning.

Work and research interests:

  • Multilingualism and interculturality
  • Institutional Discrimination
  • Inequality of opportunity in the education system
Contact & Location

Email: proeve@uni-hildesheim.de

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Zentrum für Bildungsintegration
Universitätsplatz 1 / 31141 Hildesheim