Migration and mobility, social inequality, asymmetric global economy

About this research field

This field of research includes demographic change, migration and mobility processes, the asymmetrical world economy, social inequality and labour relations.



  • Wuthering Waters: Maritime Working-Class Movements across the Atlantic, 1800-1900
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Jana Gohrisch
    Led by: Hannah Pardey, Dr. des. (Englisches Seminar)
    Year: 2023
  • Political Activities of Evangelicals in Latin America
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert
    Team: Lukas Nestvogel, M.A.
    Year: 2022
  • La circulación de las ideas feministas en América Central y su impacto en la región (1960-2000)
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Christine Hatzky
    Led by: Alexia Ugalde Quesada
    Year: 2022
  • Diasporische Identitäten. Osmanische Migrant*innen in Argentinien zwischen Selbstorganisation und Integration
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Christine Hatzky
    Led by: Ecem Temürtürkan, M.A. (Historisches Seminar)
    Year: 2022
  • Grenzenlose Schwesternschaft? Die bundesdeutsche Nicaragua-Solidaritätsbewegung aus geschlechtergeschichtlicher Perspektive, 1977-1992
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Christine Hatzky, PD Dr. Hinnerk Onken, Universität Münster
    Led by: Friederike Apelt, M.A. (Historisches Seminar)
    Year: 2022
    Funding: DFG-Sachmittelbeihilfe
  • CALAS - Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies
    The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (CALAS) is an academic space dedicated to strengthening transdisciplinary and trans-regional academic cooperation in the Social Sciences and Humanities between Latin America and Germany.
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Christine Hatzky, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert
    Year: 2022
    Funding: BMBF
    © Efrén Sandoval/CALAS
  • Inclusive Citizenship
    The research centre Inclusive Citizenship is interested in the social constructions of citizenship and the processes of exclusion that accompany them. Based on the analysis of exclusion, interdisciplinary questions are asked about existing or aspired practices of inclusion.
    Led by: Bös, Mathias
    Year: 2020
    Duration: 2016-2020
  • Dissertation: Fachkräfte für die Entwicklung. Fortbildungskooperationen zwischen Ghana und den beiden deutschen Staaten, 1956-1976
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Birthe Kundrus (Universität Hamburg), Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald (Secondary supervision)
    Led by: Jana Otto, M.A. (Historisches Seminar)
    Year: 2020
  • Territorio, Autonomía y Autodeterminación de las comunidades Mapuche. Una visión desde la palabra, la práctica y la legalidad
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert
    Led by: Javier Lastra Bravo
    Year: 2020
  • „Disparate Zukunftsvorstellungen. Kolonialbewegte Jugend zwischen der Weimarer Republik und dem Mandatsgebiet Südwestafrika“
    Published as: „Kolonial bewegte Jugend. Beziehungsgeschichten zwischen Deutschland und Südwestafrika zur Zeit der Weimarer Republik“ (Bielefeld: transcript 2019) | Supervision: Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald, Prof. Dr. Kirsten Rüther (Universität Wien)
    Led by: Dr. Susanne Heyn (Historisches Seminar)
    Year: 2019
  • Dissertation: „Indigene Autonomie in Lateinamerika: Zur Verstaatlichung indigener Selbstverwaltung in Bolivien“
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert
    Led by: Dr. des. Michael Fackler (Institut für Soziologie)
    Year: 2018
  • Dissertation: Social Housing, Spatial Segregation and Territorial Stigmatization in Brazil: The Case of the Conjunto IAPI, Belo Horizonte, c. 1940 ˗ 1973
    Published as: „Apartments for workers: Social housing, socio-spatial segregation and stigmatization in urban Brazil“ (Baden-Baden, Nomos 2018) | Supervision: Prof. Dr. Christine Hatzky, Prof. Luciana Andrade (Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brasilien)
    Led by: Dr. Mario Peters (Historisches Seminar)
    Year: 2017
  • Dissertation: An Atlantic siglo de oro. Literature and Oceanic Movements in the early 17th century
    Published as: „Ein atlantisches Siglo de Oro: Literatur und ozeanische Bewegung im frühen 17. Jahrhundert“ (Berlin, Boston, de Gruyter 2017) | Supervision: Prof. Dr. Anja Bandau
    Led by: Dr. Mark Minnes (Romanisches Seminar)
    Year: 2017
  • Miles and More: Quantitative Approaches to Mobility in the English Novel
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Jana Gohrisch
    Led by: Janna-Lena Neumann, M.A. (Englisches Seminar)
    Year: 2016
  • TRUST - Transdisciplinary | rural and urban | spatial transformation
    TRUST aims to concentrate the research activities in the field of spatial transformation, to build up an interdisciplinary network, and to be a partner of choice for society, industry, public administration and politics; thus continuing the long tradition of spatial research at the Leibniz University Hannover.
    Team: Prof. Dr. Christine Hatzky, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald, PD Dr. Ulrike Schmieder, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert & Dr. Hinnerk Onken
    Year: 2016
    © Isabel Winarsch für VolkswagenStiftung
  • Sprachnationalistische Bewegungen in der Romania
    Publication project
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Lidia Becker
    Year: 2016
  • ConnecCaribbean / Connected Worlds: The Caribbean. Origin of the Modern World
    Issues that shaped the Atlantic World since 1492 are addressed in this research project: trade and slave system, race, racism, imperial policies, resistances, circulation of knowledge, images, representations in and of the Caribbean, and development models.
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Christine Hatzky
    Team: PD Dr. Ulrike Schmieder und Natascha Rempel, M.A. & Vanessa Ohlraun, M.A
    Year: 2016
    Funding: EU Horizon 2020/Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Grant
    Duration: 2019 - 2024
    © ConnecCaribbean - Connected Worlds
  • Aushandlung von Belonging und Citizenship unter Berücksichtigung sozialer Kategorisierungen
    BMBF, research grant
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert
    Year: 2014
    Duration: 2014-2016
  • Knowledge for Tomorrow: Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities in Sub Saharan and North Africa
    The project “Knowledge for Tomorrow – Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa” opens the possibility for research partnerships between German and African researches. At the same time, it promotes high-ranking humanists and social scientists on their way to a professorship and supports them in building international partnerships and academic networks. Furthermore, this project contributes to the education of young scientists and to the capacity building at African universities.
    Led by: Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald
    Team: Rahel Kühne-Thies, M.A., Afrikanische Geschichte, Historisches Seminar und Petra Rothenhäuser, Verwaltung, Historisches Seminar
    Year: 2013
    Funding: VolkswagenStiftung
    Duration: 2013 - 2022
    © Knowledge for Tomorrow