Team

Professor Dr. Viola B. Georgi

Director of the Center for Diversity, Democracy and Inclusion in Education & 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 Freie Universität 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

www.uni-hildesheim.de/angewandte-erziehungswissensch/mitglieder/georgi/

Contact & Location
Universitätsplatz 1
31141 Hildesheim
Room: N 229 - Forum - Hauptcampus
Telephone: +49 5121 883 10106
Fax: +49 5121 883 10107

Nurten Karakaş

Scientific Coordinator "Migration Lab Germany"

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
Universitätsplatz 1
31141 Hildesheim
Room: N 234 - Forum - Hauptcampus
Telephone: +49 5121 883-10112
Fax: +49 5121 883-10113

Emma Rehr

Project staff "Migration Lab Germany"

Short CV

Emma Rehr studied Educational Science at the University of Bielefeld (M.A.) and the Philipps University of Marburg (B.A.) with a focus on migration education, cultural work and civic education. Emma Rehr is concerned with the critical potential of creative interventions and questions possibilities for action under contradictory conditions. As a lecturer, educational consultant, trainer, and advisor, Emma Rehr co-designs interfaces between science and practice, between creativity and critique, and between culture and education.

Work and research interests:

  • Critique of racism and discrimination
  • Gender and Migration
  • postcolonial studies
  • Intersectionality
  • Creativity and action orientation
  • Societal participation
Contact & Location

E-Mail: rehr(at)uni-hildesheim.de

 

Agata Wiezorek

Research assistant "Migration Lab Germany"

Short CV

Agata Wiezorek worked as a speech therapist with a focus on child language, multilingualism and mutism. After her bachelor's degree in special education, she studied educational science at the Foundation University of Hildesheim (M.A.). The focus on diversity education and the study of representations in media for children permeate her academic career. Since November 2017, she has been working on her PhD under Prof. Viola B. Georgi, investigating racializing practices of representation and differentiation in educational media of early childhood, their historical transformations and continuities, using the motif 'Children of the World'. Currently she accompanies the projects 'Stories in Motion' and 'Migration Lab Germany' as a research assistant. Privately, Agata Wiezorek is passionate about pop culture with a preference for diversity in games, literature, comics, board games and children's media.

Work and research interests:

  • Diversity education and critique of racism
  • Educational media, especially children's literature and games
  • Discourse analysis and representation critique

Kontakt

wiezorek(at)uni-hildesheim.de

Elias Helge Braun

Research fellow

Short CV

Elias Braun finished his studies in philosphy, politics and economics as well as educational and social sciences at the Phillips-University Marburg, where he successfully took his state exam for teaching at highschools. He has a part-time job working as a student assistant at the Marbuger Institute of Schoolpedagogy. Since April 2023 Elias Braun is working as a scientific assistant at the Institute of Educational Sciences at the University of Hildesheim. In his research, Mister Braun tries to apply diffential-philosphical concepts for reconstructive schoolresearch and diversity education. He examines unspoken, metaphysical Ideas in educational-representational practice and their connection to subjectification and exclusion. The target perspective is a posthuman pedagogy, whose metaphysical base should no longer stand in contradiction to diversity and heterogenity. 

 

Research Interests:

  • noology 
  • difference construction and implicit learning processes
  • practice theory an praxeography
  • postmodern pedagogy and political theory
Contact & Location
Universitätsplatz 1
31141 Hildesheim
Room: N424
Telephone: +49 (0)5121 883 10164

Sina Isabel Freund

Research fellow & coordinator of the research project "Stories in Motion - Historical Learning in the Migration Society".

Short CV

Sina Freund studied cultural studies with a focus on literary studies and political science as a second subject at Leuphana University Lüneburg. She completed her Master's degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2017 in Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy. Alongside her studies, she worked for the Bergen-Belsen Memorial, where she conducted guided tours, study days, and international youth encounters as a freelancer. Her PhD project focuses on the recognition of education in the context of migration and integration.

Research interests:

  • Discourses of integration in educational policy
  • Educational stereotypes
  • Images of self and others in processes of educational integration
  • Intersections of different forms of discrimination
  • Migration and language
  • Gender and migration
Contact & Location
Universitätsplatz 1
31141 Hildesheim
Room: HC.N. 218

Dr. Z. Ece Kaya

Research fellow

Short CV

Z. Ece Kaya is a political scientist (Dipl. University of Istanbul/M.A. University of Frankfurt) and holds a doctorate in education. Her dissertation on "Colonial Pedagogical Writings in the Nazi Era. On the History of Colonial Racism in German Educational Science" at the University of Frankfurt in the Institute for General Educational Science was funded by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and awarded the Werner Pünder Prize in 2017. She translated, among others, the books "Schulzeit unterm Hitlerbild" (Benjamin Ortmeyer) and "Die Nummer auf dem Arm meines Großvaters" (David A. Adler) into Turkish. Since 2016, she has been researching and teaching on topics related to educational research on anti-Semitism and racism. From April 2018 to the end of March 2021, she was also co-director of the Research Center on Nazi Pedagogy at the University of Frankfurt. Since April 2021, she has been a research associate at ZBI and currently teaches on educational approaches critical of anti-Semitism and racism in the school context.

Work and research interests:

  • Educational research on anti-Semitism and racism and educational practice critical of racism
  • Educational science during the NS-era and NS-pedagogy
  • History and theories of education in the field of tension between politics and education
  • Postcolonial perspectives on migration and education
  • Critical discourse analysis
Kurzvita
Kontakt
Contact & Location
Universitätsplatz 1
31141 Hildesheim
Room: N 234 - Forum - Hauptcampus
Telephone: +49 (0)5121 883-10220
Fax: +49 (0)5121 883-10221

Dhana Indlekofer

Research fellow (associated)

Short CV
  • January 2018 - November 2018: Collaborator in the project "Inklusive Lehrer_innenbildung - MitSprache im Fach" (iLeb 3.0), cooperation project of the Center for Teacher Education and Educational Research (CeLeB) and the Platform Future Inclusion (ZINK).
  • Since April 2017:Research Associate, Department of Applied Educational Science/Center for Educational Integration - Diversity and Democracy in Migration Societies".
  • February 2016 - May 2017: Project assistant in the externally funded project "QuaSp - Qualifying Students" in cooperation with the Georg-August-University Göttingen and the Leuphana-University Lüneburg (in connection with the Mercator project "Umbrüche gestalten - Sprachenförderung und -bildung Bestandteile innovativer Lehramtsausbildung in Niedersachsen")
Contact & Location
Universitätsplatz 1
31141 Hildesheim
Room: N 235 - Forum - Hauptcampus
Telephone: +49 5121 883-10206
Fax: +49 5121 883-10207

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

Danielle Gluns heads the Migration Policy Research and Transfer Office at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Hildesheim. The goal of the position is to promote exchange between academia and practice in the field of migration policy. 

Previously, Danielle Gluns was a research associate at the Institute of Political Science at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster. Most recently, she was involved in a research project on cooperation between civil society and municipalities in the integration of refugees. At the same time, she completed her PhD on housing and urban development in growing cities after studying International Migration and Intercultural Relations (M.A.) and European Studies (B.A.) at the University of Osnabrück. 

Work and research interests:

  • Migration, flight and asylum
  • Integration policy
  • Social Participation
  • Multilevel Governance
  • Qualitative Research 
Contact & Location
Universitätsplatz 1
31141 Hildesheim
Room: HC.F.2.10
Telephone: +49-5121-883-10776

Student assistants