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Short CV

Born 1957 in Havixbeck (Westphalia). Study of Social Science and German Language and Literature Studies at the RWTH in Aachen. Doctoral degree in 1991 at the University of Münster. Postdoctoral degree in 1997 at the University of Gießen. Grants by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the Fulbright Commission. DAAD lecturer in German Language, Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Bradford, Great Britain (1986-1989). Visiting lecturer at the University of Münster (1989-1990). Postgraduate assistant and interim professor at the University of Gießen (1990-1997). Lecturer in Cultural Politics at the University of East Anglia, Great Britain (1998-19999). Lecturer in German Studies at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia (Jan-Sep 2000). As of October 2000 professor of Political Science at the University of Siegen.

Academic Positions

2000-2009   Co-Chair of the Working Group on Migration Policy of the German Political Science Association
2000-2003
  Member of the Council of the German Political Science Association
Since 2000   Member of Grant Selection Committees of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Since 2004   Guidance Professor of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation
2005-2010   Member of the Steering Committee of the Research Network on „Media Upheavals“ (SFB/FK 615) financed by the German Research Foundation
2007-2015   Member of the Research Advisory Committee of the Federal Office for Migrants and Refugees (2011-2015 Committee Chair)
2007-2011   Dean of the Faculty for Arts and Social Sciences of the University of Siegen
Since 2008   Member of the Research Grant Selection Committee ProNiedersachsen of the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony
Since 2008   Member of the Research Grant Selection Committee ProNiedersachsen of the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony
Since 2008   Member of the Steering Committee of the Graduate School "Locating Media/Situierte Medien" at the University of Siegen, financed until 2021 by the German Research Foundation
Since 2011   Member of the Advisory Board of the University of Siegen
Since 2012   Member of the Council for Migration
Since 2015
  Member of the iSchool (School of Media and Information) at the University of Siegen