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

 

Nadin Tettschlag

Research Fellow & Coordinator of the ZBI

Short CV

Nadin Tettschlag is a Coordinator at the Center for Educational Integration - Diversity and Democracy in Migration Societies. She also teaches at the Institute of Educational Science and is the coordinator for student mobility in the department of Applied 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 in the (Post)Migration Society

  • Diversity Education

  • 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

Dr. Janina Vernal Schmidt

Research Fellow & Coordinator of the ZBI

Short CV

Janina Vernal Schmidt is a Coordinator at the Center for Educational Integration - Diversity and Democracy in Migration Societies. She also 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 worked in the project "Students support refugees in language acquisition - Plurality as a learning opportunity" at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. 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

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

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

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

Zuvor war Danielle Gluns wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Politikwissenschaft der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Zuletzt war sie in einem Forschungsprojekt zur Zusammenarbeit zwischen Zivilgesellschaft und Kommunen in der Integration geflüchteter Menschen beschäftigt. Gleichzeitig promovierte sie zum Thema Wohnen und Stadtentwicklung in wachsenden Städten, nachdem sie an der Universität Osnabrück Internationale Migration und Interkulturelle Beziehungen (M.A.) und Europäische Studien (B.A.) studiert hatte.

Work and research interests:

  • Migration, Flucht und Asyl
  • Integrationspolitik
  • Gesellschaftliche Teilhabe
  • Multilevel Governance
  • Qualitative Forschung 
Contact & Location

Email: danielle.gluns@uni-hildesheim.de

Universität Hildesheim

Universitätsplatz 1

31141 Hildesheim

Tobias Burmeister

Student Assistant

 

Short CV

Tobias Burmeister completed his bachelor's degree in Educational Science / Political Science at the FSU Jena with a bachelor thesis on the subject of "Radicalization of Muslim youth in Germany". Since October 2017 he has been studying for the master's degree in Educational Science at the University of Hildesheim.

Areas of interest:

  • Critical Whiteness

  • Radicalization

  • Racism

 

Contact & Location

E-Mail: burmeist@uni-hildesheim.de

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Zentrum für Bildungsintegration
Universitätsplatz 1

 

31141 Hildesheim