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Research

Areas of Interest

 

  • Social Inequality
  • Cultural Differences and Democracy
  • Racism and Anti-Racism

 

Current Research Projects and External Projects

 

Since June 2011 Acquisition and intitutional direction of a sub-project for the consortium CarBioCial - Carbon sequestration, biodiversity and social structures in Southern Amazonia: models and implementation of carbon-optimized land management strategies, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Project size: ca. 640.000 EUR, coordination: Dr. R. Schönenberg, duration: 2011 - 2016
Since December 2009 Chair (with M. Braig and B. Goebel) of the international research network Interdependent Inequalities in Latin America, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with ca. 3,6 M Euro. Duration: 2009 - 2013
Since July 2009 Acquisition and institutional direction of a sub-project for the network project "Fair Fuels?", funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Project size: ca. 500.000 EUR, coordination: K. Dietz, duration: 2009 - 2014
Since January 2009 Member of the International Research Training Group Between Spaces. Movements, Players and Representations of Globalization, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Since January 2009 Coordination of a research programme in co-operation with the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP, Brazil) and the Institute of Economic and Social Development (IDES, Argentina), on Ethnic and Gender-specific Reconfigurations of Rights in Latin America. Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), MYNCT (Argentina), CAPES (Brazil) in the amounts of ca. 50.000 EUR, duration: 2009 - 2011
Since December 2008 Host of six international scholarship recipients from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

 

Teaching Projects, Completed Research Projects and Visiting Positions (Selection)

 

12/2011 Co-Covenor of the international conference New Differences, Persistent Inequalities? Latin American Experiences. Berlin (further information http://www.desigualdades.net)
11/2011 Co-Covenor of the Summer School Interdependent Inequalities in a Global Perspective. Class, Racial, Gender and Ethnic Asymmetries in Latin America. Buenos Aires (further information http://www.desigualdades.net)
11/2010 - 2/2011 Co-Covenor of the lecture series Kulturen und Gesellschaften Amazoniens (Cultures and Societies of the Amazons) at the Freie Universität Berlin, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
November 2010 Co-Covenor of the Summer School Interdependent Inequalities in Latin America. São Paulo, Centro de Estudos da Metrópole, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
October 2010 Co-Covenor of the Alumni Seminars Democracia, Movimientos Sociales y Derecho en América Latina: Nuevas Agendas de Investigación at the Freie Universität Berlin. São Paulo, CEBRAP, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
March 2010 Co-Chair of an academic excursion to the Amazons, subject: Amazonien als transnationales Konfliktfeld (The Amazons as a Transnational Area of Conflict), funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
October 2009 Research residency at the IDES - Instituto de Desarrollo Económico y Social. Buenos Aires, Argentina, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the MYNCT
2005 - 2008 Co-Chair of an interdisciplinary research project at the CEBRAP (Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning) on The Public Sphere and the Rule of Law in Latin America, funded by the FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation)
2005 - 2006 Participation in the research network OBREAL/EULARO (Europe–Latin America Relations Observatory), coordination of the research topic: Cultural Diversity and Democratic Coexistence, funded by the European Commission
01/2004 – 08/2005 Coordination of a partnership between the Freie Universität Berlin and the Universidade de São Paulo, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Brazilian Administration of Higher Education CAPES under the UNIBRAL programme
2004 - 2006 Coordination of an international research dialogue focused on social theory and globalization, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Brazilian partner organization CAPES
July 2001 Research residency at the York University Toronto (Canada) as part of the Summer Institute: Americas after the Quebec Summit, funded by the York University
2000 - 2004 Recipient of various travel grants from the German Research Foundation (DFG)
08/1998 - 12/2000 Member of a bi-national research project (Brazil-Portugal) on Globalization: National and International Processes of Integration and Exclusion, funded by the CAPES (Brazil) and the ICCTI (Portugal)
08/1998 - 08/1999 Development of a sub-project for the collaborative project The New Associativism in Latin America, funded by the Ford Foundation
04/1996 - 08/1999 Coordination and development of an interdisciplinary research project on social constructions of environmental risks in Brazil for the Brazilian Center for Planning and Analysis CEBRAP, São Paulo. Funded by the Brazilian Environmental Ministry IBAMA
08/1994 - 07/1995 Individual research project on civil society and local public sphere as part of the Ph.D. project. Funded by the Ford Foundation
01/1992 - 12/1995 Ph.D. thesis and foreign exchange fellowship from the Brazilian Research Council

Supervision of Academic Qualification

  • Supervision of an on-going Habilitation in Sociology at the FU Berlin
  • Supervision of 22 on-going doctoral dissertations in Sociology at the FU Berlin as the first reader (for individual projects, please see Doctoral Candidates)
  • Supervision of four on-going Master Theses in the Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies program at the FU Berlin as the first reader
  • Supervised fourteen completed Master Theses in the Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies program at the FU Berlin as the first reader
  • Supervised four completed "Diplom" Theses in Sociology at the FU Berlin as the first reader 
  • Supervision of six Master Theses in Political Sociology at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil) as the first reader