scientific assistants

Monika Hübscher

Monika Hübscher is working as a research associate on the project “Antisemitism and Youth.” She is pursuing her Ph.D. at the Haifa Center for German and European Studies at Haifa University in Israel. She researches antisemitic attitudes in social media posts by Germany's Alternative für Deutschland. Furthermore, she is a doctoral fellow at the Center for the Analysis of the Radical Right for which she writes about antisemitism on social media. Monika was a guest scholar at the Center for the Centre for Prevention and Intervention in Childhood and Adolescence at Bielefeld University, where she co-founded the Working Group Hate Speech and Disinformation on Social Media. She researches, teaches, and lectures on hate speech and disinformation on social networks with a focus on antisemitism, additionally to social media literacy.


Conferences / Talks

Lamya Kaddor

Lamya Kaddor is an Islamic religious educator, Islamic scholar and publicist. In 2010 she co-founded the Liberal-Islamic Federation e.V. She trained Islamic teachers at the University of Münster and represented the tasks of the professorship for Islamic religious education studies there. The first translation of the Koran for children and the first textbook for Islamic religious education can be traced back to her initiative. 


For her book "Zum Töten bereit. Warum deutsche Jugendliche in den Dschihad ziehen" the Islamic Studies scholar and religious educationist Lamya Kaddor was awarded the prize "Das politische Buch" (The Political Book) by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.


She has led several prevention programs for young people (against Islamism, anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia) and is currently leading a project at the University of Duisburg-Essen on anti-Semitism in youth, sponsored by the Federal Agency for Civic Education. In parallel, she has been teaching Islamic religion at a high school in Duisburg since the 2003 school year. 


Kaddor writes highly regarded columns (; Mission Lifeline, KStA, VRM) and was named one of the ten most influential Muslim women in Europe. 


She is currently applying for a Bundestag mandate for the constituency of Duisburg/South for BÜNDNIS 90/GREENS. 

Ph.D. students

Aylin Karabulut

Aylin Karabulut is an educator, societal innovator and researcher. Her expertise revolves around the topics of systemic and institutionalized racism in Germany, intersectionality and educational inequality. Her outstanding work and social commitment was honored and awarded multiple times - most recently, for example, as one of 25 women in Germany who are making our world ready for the future. 

Rahaf Hathat

Rahaf Hathat is a Ph.D. student in the faculty of education at the University of Duisburg- Essen. Her Ph.D. topic is about the educational experiences and problems of Syrian learners and displaced learners, and the impact of the war on students and teaching staff in different schools in Aleppo- Syria. 

Information about her education

  • 2018-2020 Ph.D. student in the faculty of education at the University of Duisburg- Essen
  • 2019 Comparative studies, Causes and consequences of conflict and intervention in the Faculty of Media and Communication in Serbia
  • 2017-2018: Preparatory German language course at the University of Vienna
  • 2013-2015: English Language at University of Sussex. She also studied teaching English in the primary classroom, Aspects of Teaching and learning English, Language, Methodology and Culture in the United Kingdom
  • 2010-2013: Master’s Degree in Translation and Arabization at University of Aleppo
  • 2004-2008: Bachelor Degree in English Language and Literature at University of Aleppo

Information about her career

  • 2020 Taught at the faculty of education, University of Duisburg- Essen
  • 2017-2018 Worked as a translator from Arabic to English and vice versa in Austria
  • 2013-2017 Taught in an international academy in the United Arab Emirates
  • 2003-2013 Taught English at elementary schools, English and French at preparatory schools in Aleppo, Syria. Translated: Your Asthma Free Child, from English to Arabic, and Holding the Perfect Meetings, from Arabic to English