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Prof. Dr. phil. Karin Schittenhelm

Sociology

Telephone
+49 (0) 271-740 3046 (Sekretariat)
E-Mail karin.schittenhelm@uni-siegen.de
   
Room AR-D 4101/5
Adress

University of Siegen
Faculty of Arts and Humanities/Sociology
Department of Social Sciences
D-57068 Siegen, Germany

Karin Schittenhelm


Higher Education

2005Habilitation, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Venia legendi: Sociology.
1994
Doctoral degree, Freie Universität Berlin.
1981-1987
Diplom in Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin, Sociology

Professional Experience

Since 2002
Professor of Sociology, University of Siegen, Germany
Since 2011
Member of the DFG Research Unit ‘Horizontal Europeanization’
2007-2010Strategic Knowledge Cluster ‘Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue’
(European Collaborator)
2005-2009
International Study Group ‘Cultural Capital in Migration’ (VW Foundation)

Grants and Visiting Positions

2018Visiting scholar, CRESPPA (Centre de Recherches Sociologiques et Politiques de Paris)
CNRS, Programme “Changing Societies”
2010 and 2017Visiting scholar, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic
Diversity, Göttingen, Germany (6-7/2010 and 3/2017)
2015-2016Chaire Alfred Grosser, Sciences Po/Institut d'Études Politiques, courses/lectures
at the European Campus Nancy, France
2009 and 2010
Visiting scholar, University of British Columbia (UBC), Institute for European
Studies, Vancouver, Canada (9-10/2010 and 9-11/ 2009)
1998 and 1999
Visiting scholar, Institut de Recherche sur les Sociétés Contemporaines
(IRESCO-CNRS), Paris, France (11/1998-3/1999)

Current Research and Areas of Expertise

Karin Schittenhelm is a Professor of Sociology. Her research interests include migration and asylum research, gender and life course research, European studies, as well as qualitative research methods. She is currently a co-leader of a research project entitled ‘Europeanization of Asylum Administrative Practice?’ that is part of the ‘Horizontal Europeanization’ research unit and funded by the German Research Association (DFG). A further ongoing research project (entitled ‘Mobile Transitions, Mobile Life Styles?’ funded by the German Research Association/DFG) deals with transnational mobility in the early academic careers of graduates of German universities who continue their professional careers in France or the Netherlands.

Selected Research Projects

2016-2019‘Mobile Übergänge, mobile Lebensformen?’ (Transitions and ways of living of university graduates from Germany following scientific careers in France and the Netherlands), DFG
2012-2018
‘Auf dem Weg zu einem europäischen Asylfeld? Towards a European Field of Asylum Administration’, DFG-Research-Unit: Horizontal Europeanisation (1st and 2nd phase) (co-leader with Christian Lahusen)
2005-2010
‘Cultural capital during migration. Towards the relevance of education titles and residence permits for the status passage into the labour market’, funded by the ‘Migration and Integration’ programme of the Volkswagen Foundation (cooperative leadership with Arnd-Michael Nohl, Oliver Schmidtke, Anja Weiß)
2000-2001‘Les Jeunes et l'Europe. Aptitude à l'égard de l'Europe et de l'identité européenne’ Freie Universität Berlin, Cooperation with ‘Institut de Recherche sur les sociétés contemporaines’, CNRS, Paris/France, funded by the European Commission, DG XXII (cooperative partner)
1998-2002
‘Lebensstile und Orientierungen junger Frauen zwischen Schule und Beruf in interkulturell vergleichender Perspektive, A cross-cultural approach to the school-to-work transition of young women, DFG (principal investigator)

Publications

Selected publications

  • Schittenhelm, Karin (2018). Implementing and Rethinking the European Union's Asylum Legislation: The Asylum Procedures Directive. International Migration Doi: 10.1111/imig.12533
  • Schittenhelm, Karin (2018). Geschlechterbezogene Verfolgung und ihre Beurteilung in Asylverfahren: Die Umsetzung von UNHCR- und EU-Richtlinien am Beispiel von Schweden. GENDER, 10(2): 32-46.
  • Schittenhelm, Karin & Stephanie Schneider (2017). Official Standards and Local Knowledge in Asylum Procedures: Decision-Making in Germany’s Asylum System. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43(10), pp. 1696-1713.
  • Schittenhelm, Karin (2017). Mehrsprachigkeit als Herausforderung in transnationalen Forschungskontexten. Zeitschrift für Qualitative Forschung, 18(1), pp. 105-115.
  • Schittenhelm, Karin (2015). Asylsuchende im Blickpunkt der Behörde. Explizites und implizites Wissen in der Herstellung von Asylbescheiden in Deutschland. Soziale Probleme, 26(2), pp. 137-150.
  • Nohl, Arnd-Michael; Karin Schittenhelm; Oliver Schmidtke & Anja Weiß (2014). Work in Transition. Cultural Capital and Highly Skilled Migrants‘ Passages into the Labour Market. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Schittenhelm, Karin; Schmidtke, Oliver (2011). Integrating Highly Skilled Migrants into the Economy: Transatlantic Perspectives. International Journal, 66(1), pp. 127-143.
  • Schittenhelm, Karin (2009). Social Risks in Successful Educational careers of Young Female Immigrants in the German Education System: Coping Strategies, Self-Help and Support Services. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 5(3), pp. 3-16.
  • Nohl, Arnd-Michael; Schittenhelm, Karin; Schmidtke, Oliver; Weiß, Anja (2006). Cultural Capital During Migration – A Multi-Layer Approach to the Labour Market Integration amongst Highly Skilled Immigrants. FQS. Forum Qualitative Research, 7(3), Art.14.
  • Schittenhelm, Karin (2005). Primäre und sekundäre Effekte kultureller Praktiken. Der Ausbildungseinstieg junger Migrantinnen im interkulturellen Vergleich. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 57(4), pp. 691-713.
  • Schittenhelm, Karin (2005). Soziale Lagen im Übergang. Junge Migrantinnen und Einheimische zwischen Schule und Berufsausbildung, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
Complete list of publications