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Nurten Karakaş research assistant at ZBI and at the Chair of Diversity Education

  • Short CV

    Nurten Karakaş studied educational science at the Technical University of Berlin (TU). Following her studies, she founded a youth welfare agency which she ran for ten years. The agency’s work priorities are providing inpatient assistance for unaccompanied minor refugees and outpatient assistance for families mostly with a migration background. She was a lecturer at the Alice Salomon University Berlin, the Theological University Friedensau, and Hildesheim University Foundation, among other institutions. At Free University Berlin, she took part in the research project “Vielfalt im Lehrerzimmer“ (“Diversity in the staff room”) as a research assistant. In her dissertation, she discusses the issue of how teaching staff with a migration background deal with (experiencing) racism in schools and which coping strategies the staff have developed.

    Nurten Karakaş is the coordinator of the PhD programme Educational Integration

    • Research interests:

      • Theories on racism

      • Concepts of diversity

      • Intercultural orientation and the opening up of organisations

      • Migration


  • Kontakt

    E-Mail: karakas@uni-hildesheim.de Telefon: +49 5121 883 10112 Fax: +49 5121 883 10101 Stiftung Universität Hildesheim Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft Abteilung Angewandte Erziehungswissenschaft Universitätsplatz 1 / 31141 Hildesheim

Professor Dr. Viola B. Georgi director of ZBI and professor of diversity education


  • Short CV

    Prof. Dr. Viola B. Georgi is a professor of diversity education at Hildesheim University Foundation and founding director of the Center for Educational Integration – Diversity and Democracy in Immigrant Societies. Between 2006 and 2012, she was a junior professor of intercultural educational science at the Free University Berlin. In 2010, she held a guest professorship at the York University in Toronto, Canada. Before this, she worked as a research assistant at the Department of Social Studies at the Goethe University Frankfurt and at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich’s Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP). She studied teaching, educational science, and sociology at the Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Bristol (England), and the Harvard University (USA). Her work and research focusses include diversity education, intercultural education and professionalisation, diversity in educational media, Holocaust education and the pluralisation of conceptions of history, democracy education and citizenship education.


  • Kontakt

    E-Mail: georgiv@uni-hildesheim.de Telefon: +49 5121 883 10106 Fax: +49 5121 883 10107   Sprechstunde: Bitte melden Sie sich per email zur Sprechstunde an. Stiftung Universität Hildesheim Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft Abteilung Angewandte Erziehungswissenschaft Universitätsplatz 1 / 31141 Hildesheim

Foto: Isa Lange / Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Filiz Keküllüoğlu coordinator of ZBI, research assistant at the Chair of Diversity Education


  • Short CV

    Filiz Keküllüoğlu is the coordinator of the Center for Educational Integration – Diversity and Democracy in Immigrant Societies, and a research assistant at the Chair of Diversity Education at Hildesheim University Foundation. She is completing a doctoral thesis on “Education biographies in transnational spaces“.

    She has gained extensive experience in the field of diversity within the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s programme “Social participation and fair career advancement opportunities”, at the Department of Migration and Diversity as well as at the Institute of Race Relations in London. She has also been the spokesperson for Amnesty International Germany’s expert commission on gender equality and diversity since 2012. Filiz Keküllüoğlu is a political scientist, studied at the University of Mannheim (BA) and at the King’s College in London with a focus on international conflict studies (MA).

    Her work and research focusses include diversity (education), social inequalities within the education system, empowerment, and anti-racist education in theory and practice.


  • Kontakt

    E-Mail: filiz.kekuellueoglu@uni-hildesheim.de Telefon: +49 5121 883 10120 Fax: +49 5121 883 10121   Sprechstunde: nach Vereinbarung   Stiftung Universität Hildesheim Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft Abteilung Angewandte Erziehungswissenschaft Raum N424 Universitätsplatz 1 / 31141 Hildesheim

Juliane Solf research assistant at ZBI, coordinator of the educational project “Recognising Education as an Asset – Strengthening the Position of Women” carried out by the “Meeting Place for Sinti in Hildesheim” (“Begegnungsstätte Hildesheimer Sinti”)

  • Short CV

    Juliane Solf is a research assistant at the Center for Educational Integration – Diversity and Democracy in Immigrant Societies, and the coordinator of the educational project “Recognising Education as an Asset – Strengthening the Position of Women” carried out by the “Meeting Place for Sinti in Hildesheim” (“Begegnungsstätte Hildesheimer Sinti”).

    Juliane Solf obtained her doctorate in political theory at the Open University in England on the subject of critical theory of citizenship and the political subjectivity of marginalized people exemplified by Romanian Roma in a district of East London. Previous to this, she studied sociology, media communication, and European political science at the Goldsmiths College in London. As a research assistant at the self-organisation RomnoKher’s House of Culture, Education and Anti-ziganism Research, she worked on a XENOS project to enhance participation and inclusion of Sinti and Roma in Germany, focussing on education and employment. In England, she worked on the topic of acts of citizenship and mobility associating Roma with locations in the EU in the context of the FP7 EU research project “Enacting European Citizenship”. Until 2002, she worked as a freelance employee for the Heinrich Böll Foundation Berlin’s Gunda Werner Institute for Gender Democracy and Feminism. Her research interests include critical social theory, acts of citizenship of Roma and other people, undocumented and unaccompanied refugees, diversity, anti-racist and intercultural education, participation, performance studies, and feminist theory.

  • Kontakt

    E-Mail: solfju@uni-hildesheim.de   Stiftung Universität Hildesheim Zentrum für Bildungsintegration Universitätsplatz 1 / 31141 Hildesheim

Dhana Indlekofer research assistant at ZBI; coordinator of the externally funded project “QUASP – Qualifying Students – Shaping Language Learning”

  • Short CV

    Dhana Indlekofer studied educational science and sociology at the University of Osnabrück. During her studies, she worked in the field of intercultural education on a voluntary basis together with three fellow students. The work was aimed at assisting children and adolescents with and without migration backgrounds during their transition to different types of secondary schools. These activities led to the formation of a voluntary youth welfare organisation focussing on school integration. Dhana Indlekofer also worked as a teacher in vocational preparation for adolescents and young adults. Her work focusses mainly on social inequality within the education system, the theory and practice of (intercultural) education, and subject formation.

    In addition to teaching in the field of applied educational sciences at Hildesheim University Foundation, she is developing a qualification module for students of German as a second language (DaZ) with a focus on language development and educational integration as part of a Mercator project. This work is carried out in cooperation with the Georg August University of Göttingen and the Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

  • Kontakt

    E-Mail: indlekof@uni-hildesheim.de Telefon: +49 (0)5121 883 10206 Fax: +49 5121 883 10207 Sprechstunde: nach Vereinbarung Stiftung Universität Hildesheim Zentrum für Bildungsintegration Raum N424 Universitätsplatz 1 / 31141 Hildesheim


Student assistants


Özcan Tokul student assistant
  • Short CV

    Studies in his 4th semester as a polyvalent bachelor student (2 subjects) with an option of teaching English and general knowledge with history as a supplementary subject.

    Student assistant at ZBI focusing on the subjects of diversity and integration in the context of schools.

  • Kontakt

    E-Mail: weldeab@uni-hildesheim.de   Stiftung Universität Hildesheim Zentrum für Bildungsintegration Universitätsplatz 1 / 31141 Hildesheim

Matthis Langfeldt student assistant
  • Short CV

    Matthis Langfeldt is currently in his 4th semester of the Master of Education programme. His subjects are English and music with a focus on primary schools. Before enrolling for his studies, he lived and worked on a voluntary basis at the Camphill Special School in the USA, a Waldorf school for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. During his second year at the school, he also studied curative education and, among other things, gained a deeper insight into theosophy. This in many ways formative time in his life has ultimately prompted him to thoroughly research different dimensions of diversity. He is currently interested in anti-racist education, the African diaspora, empowerment, language and power, black music, (his) identities, and delicious meals.

  • Kontakt

    E-Mail: yildizo@uni-hildesheim.de   Stiftung Universität Hildesheim Zentrum für Bildungsintegration Universitätsplatz 1 / 31141 Hildesheim


Stiftung Universität Hildesheim

Kontakt

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Zentrum für Bildungsintegration.
Diversity und Demokratie in Migrationsgesellschaften

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Universitätsplatz 1
31141 Hildesheim

E-Mail: zbi@uni-hildesheim.de
Fon: +49 (0)5121 - 883 10120
Fax: +49 (0)5121 - 883 10121

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