PhD Students & Postdocs
The college provides a multi-disciplinary forum in which to engage with such issues from a multitude of perspectives which I believe enriches the scope of research.
Discipline: Ecological Economics
Current project: Planning the Obsolescence of the Growth Paradigm
I am particularly looking forward to our interdisciplinary exchange and to furthering my education in participatory research approaches.
I look forward to new interdisciplinary collaborations on the topic of plurality.
Discipline: Psychology & Linguistics
Current project: Social emotions and the experience of politics in everyday life
Stemming from my interest in families worlds in postmigrant German, I am very excited to get in touch with parents and children here in Duisburg.
Current Project: Racial-ethnic socialization in white families in Germany
I was motivated to join the Mercator Graduate College to explore the application of participatory research methods as means to developing new socioeconomic knowledge, fair and accountable public policy, and the self-determination of marginalised communities.
In the light of the obtained findings potentially providing new impulses and perspectives for practical fields, I look forward to encounters and exchanges between science and fields of practice.
Discipline: Theatre research
For my examination of visualizations of flight and migration, I consider a multi-perspective view as indispensable.
Current project: The Social Image – The Visualization of Flight and Migration
Due to the urban context of the research institute within the Ruhr region, I have the opportunity to take a specific look at Duisburg as a well-known case study of Turkish life in Germany.
Discipline: Political Science
I am looking forward to exchange ideas with peers and experts from different disciplines and think that the interdisciplinary approach, which this Programme offers, would be a very fruitful experience, giving the possibility to widen researchers’ horizons and consider research topics under different perspectives.
“Gerhard Mercator Graduate Programme Open-Mindedness, Tolerance and Public Engagement” offers me the suitable environment to further develop my experiences, exchange my views and explore more about cities of democratic societies.