Zuhal Kavacik

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Portrait Foto Zuhal Kavacik (David Ausserhofer)
David Ausserhofer

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Former Staff Member of the Research Unit

Research fields

International migration research | Comparative immigration and integration policy

CV

Since 04/2009 Researcher at the Social Science Research Center Berlin

2009Master of Arts: International Migration and Intercultural Relationships at the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University of Osnabrück, Germany; Master's thesis: "School Experiences of female immigrants with a successful educational career"

2008 – 2009 Scientific research assistant to Prof. Dr. Michael Bommes at the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University of Osnabrück, project "Literacy Acquisition in Schools in the Context of Migration and Multilingualism. A Comparative Study "

2007 – 2009 Scientific research assistant to Prof. Dr. Manuela Westphal, Faculty of Pedagogy and Gender Studies, University of Osnabrück, project on "Professionally successful women migrants" on behalf of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees

2006 B.A. in English and German Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum, Topic of bachelor thesis: "Migration literature - an opportunity for intercultural communication in the education sector"

2005 – 2006 Lecturer in  "Intercultural Communication" and "Rhetoric", Ruhr-University Bochum

Dissertation project

The impact of state-religion regulation on interethnic contacts of first and second-generation Turkish and ex-Yugoslav Muslim Immigrants in Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Humboldt University Berlin, since March 2010, 1st supervisor: Ruud Koopmans.

Projects

Finding a place for Islam in Europe: Cultural interactions between Muslim immigrants and receiving societies (EURISLAM)
Staff: Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans, Sarah Carol, Zuhal Kavacik, Jean Tillie (Universiteit van Amsterdam); Dirk Jacobs (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Paul Statham (University of Bristol), Marco Giugni (Université de Genève), Manlio Cinalli (Sciences Po Paris), Jonathan Laurence (Boston College)
Duration: 2009-2012
Funding: European Commission, 7th Framework Programme