Corinna Land*

Ruhr University Bochum


Received Sylff fellowship in 2017-2018. (Sylff Mikrokolleg on "Forced Migration")
FR: Ruhr University Bochum
TO: Centro de Estudios Rurales Interdisciplinarios (Paraguay)

Academic supervisor: Prof. Eva Gerharz
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:

Gerharz, Eva; Land, Corinna (2017): “Uprooted belonging: the formation of a ‘Jumma Diaspora’ in New York City”. In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2017.1373594.
Land, Corinna; Wienkoop, Nina-Kathrin (2015): “Akteurskonstellationen in Ressourcenkonflikten“. Conference report in: Wissenschaft und Frieden (4): 49-50.

Awards and Grants
since 09/2017: PhD scholarship of the Tokio Foundation
11/2017: RUB Student Award for the best thesis at the Faculty of Social Science in 2017
04/2011 – 09/2016: Scholarship of the Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation, including grants for field research in Nicaragua (3 months) and the USA (3 months)
02/2014 – 04/2014: PROMOS research grant (DAAD) for a research internship at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Puebla, Mexico (6 weeks)

Social Engagement
The main concern of my social engagement is to bring together academic expertise and practical experience. To promote a mutually inspiring exchange between activists and scholarly debates, I organize talks on issues of contemporary societal relevance such as migration, globalization processes, and development politics.

In the context of our Sylff Mikrokolleg on "Forced Migration", my colleagues and me  seek to bring forward a dialogue between academia and society. For instance, we prepare workshops for school classes to sensitize young citizens for the causes, dynamics, and governance of forced migration.

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