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Sarah Albrecht

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Islamic Studies

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 757 88
Emailalbrecht.sarah@fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Islam
  • Islamic law
  • Muslims in non-Islamic countries


Dr. Marianne Braig
Professor of Political Science

Institute for Latin American Studies
Division of Political Science

Rüdesheimer Straße 54-56, 14197 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 530 94
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 530 72
Emailmbraig@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Marianne Braig

Areas of Expertise

  • Politics in Latin America
  • Migration
  • South America
  • Central America
  • Economic perspectives
  • Economics and politics
  • Transculturalality
  • Gender


Dr. Hansjörg Dilger
Professor of Social Anthropology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Landoltweg 9-11, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 565 05
Emailhansjoerg.dilger@berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger

Areas of Expertise

  • Anthropology of religion, especially Pentecostal churches and Islam in Africa
  • Christian-Muslim relations
  • Migration and religion
  • Medical anthropology (in particular HIV / AIDS, international health policies, migration and health)
  • Research on masculinity and kinship
  • Anthropology of education and learning in East Africa
  • Regional: Eastern and Southern Africa (especially Tanzania and South Africa)
  • Context of migration


Dr. Norbert Dittmar
Professor of Linguistics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for German and Dutch Languages and Literature
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language Acquisition

Pohlstraße 5, 10785 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 86008163
Emailnordit@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Norbert Dittmar

Areas of Expertise

  • Problems of linguistic unification
  • Minority languages
  • Bilingualism
  • Berlin: urban language
  • Youth language
  • Pidgin German spoken by Turkish immigrants
  • Conversational behavior, in groups and conflicts


Dr. Michael Goebel
Professor of History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Friedrich Meinecke Institute

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 503 56
Emailmgoebel@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Michael Goebel

Areas of Expertise

  • Global history
  • Latin American history
  • Migration history
  • Immigration in Europe esp. France
  • Urban history
  • History of empires


Dr. Gülistan Gürbey
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science

Ihnestr. 22, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 228 97 66 75 78
Emaildapir@web.de
HomepagePD Dr. habil. Gülistan Gürbey

Areas of Expertise

  • Turkey
  • Cyprus
  • Kurds
  • Iraq
  • Integration
  • Immigration
  • Middle East
  • Kurdish conflict
  • Cyprus conflict
  • Relations between Turkey and the EU
  • German-Turkish relations
  • Relations between Turkey and Greece
  • Kurds in northern Iraq
  • Turkish foreign and security policy
  • Turkish domestic politics
  • Migration and integration policy – Germany / EU


Dr. Philipp Krämer

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures
Dutch Linguistics

Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Dipl.-Frankreichwissenschaftler, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 524 58
Emailphilipp.kraemer@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Philipp Krämer

Areas of Expertise

  • Overseas France, Indian Ocean Islands, and the Caribbean
  • Saarland, Lorraine, and Luxembourg
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Scandinavia
  • Creole languages, languages of the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean region
  • Multilingualism and language policy
  • Dialects, minority languages, regional languages
  • Critique of language, linguistic purism, language ideology
  • Racism
  • Colonialism and postcolonial societies


Dr. Bernd Ladwig
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science

Ihnestraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 52341
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 54212
Emailladwig@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr. Bernd Ladwig

Areas of Expertise

  • Political theory and philosophy
  • Theory of justice
  • Human rights
  • Immigration / multiculturalism
  • Bioethics
  • Animal ethics


Dr. Cordula Lemke
Professor of English Language and Literature

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 525 74
Emailcordula.lemke@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. phil. Cordula Lemke

Areas of Expertise

  • English literature of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries
  • European colonialism (especially Scotland)
  • Gender studies
  • Vampires in literature and film


Dr. Hans Merkens
Professor of Education

Department of Education and Psychology
Empirical Education

Fabeckstraße 69, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 552 24
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 547 70
Emailmerken@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr. Hans Merkens

Areas of Expertise

  • Transformation of the education system
  • Youth violence
  • Problems in teaching children with migration background
  • Situation of immigrant children in elementary and secondary education
  • Multi-track systems in secondary education
  • Success of structural changes in the school system


Dr. Elena Meyer-Clement
Professor of Chinese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Graduate School of East Asian Studies

Hittorfstraße 18, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 599 36
Emailelena.meyer-clement@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Elena Meyer-Clement

Areas of Expertise

  • Political, economic, and social change in the PRC, in particular:
    • Urbanization
    • Transformation of rural areas
    • Chinese Communist Party
    • Private enterprise
    • Cultural policy


Dr. Carola Richter
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute for Media and Communication Studies
International Communication

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 58898
Emailcarola.richter@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Carola Richter

Areas of Expertise

  • Arab media (al-Jazeera, Egypt, Libya)
  • Protest movements in the Arab world, Islamists
  • Foreign reporting
  • Image of Islam
  • Media and the Middle East conflict
  • Media and migration / refugees


Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler
Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Collaborative Research Centre 1171: Affective Societies

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 578 47
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 513 32
EmailBirgitt.Roettger-Roessler@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Birgitt Rötger-Rössler

Areas of Expertise

  • Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia (social and political structures, religious diversity, gender relations)
  • Vietnamese culture in Berlin
  • Cultural aspects of emotions
  • Socialization, education, and child development in cultural comparison
  • Emotions and migration
  • Gender relations (especially transgender cultural studies)


Dr. Michaela Sambanis
Professor of English Didactics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 55961
Emailsambanis@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Michaela Sambanis

Areas of Expertise

Language, Emotion and Movement

  • Translational research as a link between brain research and the practice of teaching and learning foreign languages

Drama Pedagogy in Teaching English and in Teacher Training

  • Early acquisition of foreign languages
  • Mixed-age learning settings
  • English instruction tailored to specific individual needs


Dr. Timo Schmid
Professor of Statistics and Econometrics

School of Business & Economics
Statistics and Econometrics

Garystraße 21, Berlin 14195

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 510 84
Emailtimo.schmid@fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Official statistics
  • Poverty measurement
  • Big data
  • Spatial statistics
  • Small area estimation
  • Survey statistics


Dr. Alexander Schunka
Professor of History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Friedrich Meinecke Institute of History
Early Modern History

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 581 02
Emailalexander.schunka@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Alexander Schunka

Areas of Expertise

  • Early modern history
  • History of religion
  • Cultural history
  • German history
  • European history
  • British history
  • Historical research on migration / historical research on mobility
  • History of cultural transfer / exchange processes (e.g., Christianity / Islam)
  • History of resources (water)


Dr. Shabo Talay
Professor of Semitic Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Seminar for Semitic and Arabic Studies
Semitic Studies

Fabeckstraße 23-25, Berlin 14195

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 603 63
Emailshabo.talay@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Shabo Talay

Areas of Expertise

  • Semitic languages
  • Arabic and Arabic dialectology (i.e., Syria, Iraq, Turkey)
  • Aramaic languages in the Near East and in Europe
  • Oriental Christians, past and present
  • Christian-Muslim coexistence in the Near East
  • Ethnic group of Arameans, Assyrians, Chaldeans
  • Coexistence of Kurds and Syrian-Aramaic Christians (Turkey, Syria, Iraq)


Dr. Susan Thieme
Professor of Anthropogeography

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geographical Sciences
Anthropogeography

Malteserstraße 74 - 100, 12249 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 707 82
Emailsusan.thieme@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Susan Thieme

Areas of Expertise

  • Migration
  • Labor
  • Higher education
  • Development studies
  • Labor and student migration


Dr. Joachim Trebbe
Professor of Media Analysis

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute for Media and Communication Studies
Division of Media Analysis / Research Methods

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 578 75
Emailtrebbe@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Joachim Trebbe

Areas of Expertise

  • The use of media and its effects (campaigns, advertising, change of attitude)
  • Media content (television, Internet, press): program structures, media mechanisms, news selection, celebrity reporting
  • Media, political communication, election campaigns, scandals
  • The media and migration (the use of media by immigrants; representation of immigrants in the media)
  • Religion in the media


Dr. Jochen Töpfer

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute for East European Studies
Division of Sociology

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 505 95
Emailjochen.toepfer@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Jochen Töpfer

Areas of Expertise

  • Social, political, and economic aspects of the processes in Eastern Europe
  • Southeastern Europe / former Yugoslavia
  • Privatization
  • Informality and neo-feudalism
  • Parties and political elites in transformation
  • Transboundary cooperation in border regions of the EU
  • Religion and society
  • Religion and politics


Dr. Peter Walschburger
Professor of Biopsychology

Department of Education and Psychology
Institute of Biopsychology

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 802 47 27
Emailpeter.walschburger@fu-berlin.de
Homepagewww.ewi-psy.fu-berlin.de/biopsych/

Areas of Expertise

  • Anthropology: humans as natural and cultural beings (social by nature)
  • Management of individual action goals (desire for autonomy) in groups
  • Familiar vs. foreign: problems of integration within and between groups (xenophobia)
  • Dominance hierarchies and the dynamics of power, performance, and social motivation (craving for recognition)
  • Human-environment relationships; people and media; new media
  • Stress and overload: conditions, symptoms, stress regulation
  • Disasters; threatening and extreme situations; trauma
  • Dismay effects
  • Physical-psychological interactions; mind-body relationship; nature and culture
  • Moods and seasonal rhythms: conditions, hormonal and psychosocial aspects (biopsychology, biometeorology)
  • Weather, climate, geographical regions, and psyche: Mediterranean vs. northern regions
  • Sports psychological problems
  • Adventurousness, risk-taking behavior
  • Sex and gender: bio-psycho-social aspects of complementarity between men and women
  • Emotional aspects of development and lifespan: children and parents, teens, adults, seniors
  • Methodical, scientific, and epistemological problems in the human sciences