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Frau Dr. Kerstin Schmidt: Kontakt

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1. Fakultät für Soziologie / Personen / Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen
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Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Bereich Transnationale Beziehungen, Entwicklungs- und Migrationssoziologie (Prof. Faist)  
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kerstin.schmidt1@uni-bielefeld.de  
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2. Fakultät für Soziologie / Personen / Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen in Forschungsprojekten
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Wiss. Mit. Projekt Prof. Faist (EURANET/YMOBILITY) 
3. Fakultät für Soziologie / Arbeitsbereiche / Arbeitsbereich 6 - Transnationalisierung und Entwicklung
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Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Bereich Transnationale Beziehungen, Entwicklungs- und Migrationssoziologie (Prof. Faist)  
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Curriculum Vitae

  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since 2013
Researcher, Research Unit on Transnationalization, Development and Migration, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University (Germany)

Since 2013
Associate Researcher, University of Sussex (UK)

2011-2013
Science Officer, International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional Office for LAC, Mexico City (Mexico)

2011
Visiting Fellow, El Colegio de México (COLMEX), Mexico City (Mexico)

2010
Associate Tutor, University of Sussex (UK)

2002-2005
Research Assistant, DIVERSITAS, Paris (France)

2000-2002
Research Assistant, International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), Bonn (Germany)

  • RESEARCH PROJECTS

2015-2018
YMOBILITY – Youth mobility: Maximising opportunities for individuals, labour markets and regions in Europe

2014-2017
EURA-NET – Transnational Migration in Transition: Transformative characteristics of temporary mobility of people

2014-2016
MECLEP – Migration, Environment and Climate change: Evidence for Policy

  • EDUCATION

2007-2012
PhD, Migration Studies, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex (UK)

2006-2007
MSc, Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods (merit), University of Sussex (UK)

1999-2005
Magistra Artium, Anthropology, Sociology and French, Cologne University (Germany)

1995-1999
BA, Marketing Management, Hogeschool van Utrecht (the Netherlands)

1997-1998
Student Exchange, ESPEME (France)

  • LANGUAGES

German: mother tongue; English, Spanish, French, Dutch: fluent

  • FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE

2008-2009
Zacatecas and Veracruz (Mexico)

2004
Hostel for African migrant workers, Paris (France)

  • TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015/16
MA: Research Class part II: New Trends in Immigration to Germany: Characteristics, Actors and Policies, Bielefeld University, Germany (with Mustafa Aksakal)
MA: Sociological and Political Perspectives on Migration and the Environment (with Mustafa Aksakal)

2015
MA Research Class part I: New Trends in Immigration to Germany: Characteristics, Actors and Policies, Bielefeld University, Germany (with Mustafa Aksakal)

2014/15
BA: Introduction into Development and Environmental Change, Bielefeld University, Germany (with Jeanette Schade)

2014
MA: Social Protection and Migration in the Context of Global Environmental Change Bielefeld University, Germany

2013/14
BA: Development in Times of Climate Change, Bielefeld University, Germany

2010
BA: Environmental Perspectives on Development, University of Sussex, UK (with Grace Carswell)

  • CONSULTANCIES

2016
Bertelsmann Foundation, Indian High-Skilled Migrants and International Students in Germany, with Thomas Faist and Mustafa Aksakal

2013
EU-LAC Foundation, Feasibility Study for Establishment of EU-LAC Migration Observatory, with Diana Mata Codesal

2010
DfID, Guidance note on climate change and migration, with Richard Black and Dominic Kniveton

2007
DfID, Migration and climate change: Future trends and their policy implications, with Richard Black, Dominic Kniveton, Akira Murata and Daniel Coppard

  • FELLOWSHIPS

2009
Bucerius PhD Scholarship in Migration Studies, Settling into Motion Programme of ZEIT Foundation, Germany – stipend for PhD dissertation

2008
Summer Academy: "Environmental change, migration and social vulnerability", organised by UNU-EHS and MunichRe Foundation, Hohenkammer Castle, Germany

  • SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

2017

Schmidt, K. (forthcoming): Climate change and migration, Springer: Dordrecht.

Schmidt, K. (forthcoming): Transnationalismus; in Mihran Dabag (ed.), Lexikon nicht-staatlicher Gemeinschaften und Diasporen im Mittelmeerraum, Wilhelm Fink: München/Paderborn.

Faist, T.; Aksakal, M.; Schmidt, K. (forthcoming): Migrant transnationalism and modes of transformation; in Vihalemm, Peeter/Anu Masso (eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to European Social Transformation, Ashgate Publishing.

2016

Faist, T., Schmidt, K., Ulbricht, C. (2016): Inclusion, Exclusion, and Citizenship: An Overview of European Practice; in: Ambrosini, Maurizio (ed.) Europe – No Migrant’s Land, Italian Institute for International Political Studies: Milan. Download

Nyaoro, D., Schade, J., Schmidt, K. (2016): Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Understanding the Nexus in Kenya, IOM: Geneva.Download

Schmidt, K. (2016): Social Inequality and International Migration Related to Climate Stressors: The Case of Mexico; in: McLeman, Robert/Jeanette Schade/Thomas Faist (eds.) Environmental Migration and Social Inequality, Springer. Link

Faist, T., Schmidt, K., Ulbricht, C. (2016): Inclusion, Exclusion, and Citizenship: An Overview of European Practice, Bielefeld: Working Paper 140/2016, COMCAD – Centre on Migration, Citizenship and Development. Bielefeld. Download

Faist, T., Schmidt, K., Ulbricht, C. (2016): Citizenship in the context of immigration - comparative perspectives, in Frank D. Bean & Susan K. Brown (eds.), Encyclopedia of Migration, Springer: Dordrecht. Link

2015

Schade, J., Ch. McDowell, E. Ferris, K. Schmidt, G. Bettini, C. Felgentreff, F. Gemenne, A. Patel, J. Rovins, R. Stojanov, Z. Sultana and A. Wright : Climate change and climate policy induced relocation: A challenge for social justice. Recommendations of the Bielefeld Consultation 2014; Migration, Environment and Climate Change, Policy Brief Series, Issue 10. Vol. 1, December 2015. Link

Schade, J., McDowell, C., Ferris, E., Schmidt, K., Bettini, G., Felgentreff, C., Gemenne, F., Patel, A., Rovins, J., Stojanov, R., Sultana, Z., Wright, A. (2015): Climate change and climate policy induced relocations: A challenge for social justice - Recommendations of the Bielefeld Consultation, 2014; Working Paper December 2015, COMCAD - Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development. Bielefeld. Download

Aksakal, M., Schmidt, K. (2015): Migration and social protection as adaptation in response to climate-related stressors: The case of Zacatecas in Mexico, in Felicitas Hillmann, Marie Pahl, Birte Rafflenbeul & Harald Sterly (eds.), Environmental Change, Adaptation and Migration – Bringing in the Region, Palgrave MacMillan: London.Link

Aksakal, M., Schmidt, K. (2015): Temporary migration in Asian-German transnational spaces: A conceptual reflection. Working Paper 135/2015, COMCAD - Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development. Bielefeld. Download

Aksakal, M., Schmidt, K. (2015): Mobilities in Asian-German transnational spaces: Temporary migrants' experiences, perceptions and motivations, Working Paper 133/2015, COMCAD - Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development, Bielefeld University. Download

Aksakal, M., Schmidt-Verkerk, K. (2015): Conceptual Framework on Temporary Migration, Report on Conceptual Clarifications for the EURA-NET Project. Link

Aksakal, M., Schmidt, K. (2015): German country report on semi-structured interviews with temporary migrants: Asian-German transnational spaces, report for the EURA-NET project.

2014

Aksakal, M., Schmidt-Verkerk, K. (2014): New Migration Trends in Germany. Characteristics, Actors and Policies, Working Paper 128/2014, COMCAD - Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development, Bielefeld University. Download

Aksakal, M., Schmidt-Verkerk, K. (2014): Characteristics of Temporary Transnational Migration: The German Case, in Pirkko Pitkänen/Mari Korpela (eds.), Characteristics of Temporary Transnational Migration, Collected Working Papers from the EURA-NET project, 2014: 98-136. Link

Aksakal, M.; Schmidt-Verkerk, K. (2014): Temporary Migration in Germany, in Pirkko Pitkänen/Sergio Carrera (eds.), Transnational Migration in Transition: State of the Art Report on Temporary Migration, Collected Working Papers from the EURA-NET project, 2014: 115-144. Download

Aksakal, M.; Schmidt-Verkerk, K. (2014) Internationale Migration und Globalisierung, Neue Caritas - Migration und Integration: Wege von Migranten/Flüchtlingen 2014(3): 2-4. Download

2013

Schmidt-Verkerk, K. (2013): Klimawandel und Migration: Ein konzeptioneller und methodologischer Ansatz am Beispiel Mexikos, in: Carsten Felgentreff/Martin Geiger (eds.), Migration und Umwelt (IMIS-Beiträge, H. 44), Osnabrück. Download

Black, R.; Kniveton, D.; Schmidt-Verkerk, K. (2013): Migration and climate change: Towards an integrated assessment of sensitivity In: Faist, T. and Schade, J. (eds.): Disentangling Migration and Climate Change: Towards an Analysis of Concepts, Methodologies, and Policies, Springer: Dordrecht (reprint of paper published in Environment and Planning A, 2011). Link

2012

Schmidt-Verkerk, K. (2012): The potential influence of climate change on migratory behaviour - a study of drought, hurricanes and migration in Mexico, DPhil thesis, University of Sussex: Brighton. Link

2011

Black, R.; Kniveton, D.; Schmidt-Verkerk, K. (2011): Migration and climate change: Towards an integrated assessment of sensitivity, Environment and Planning A 43(2) 431-450. Link

2010

Schmidt-Verkerk, K. (2010): "Buscando la vida" - How do perceptions of increasingly dry weather affect migratory behaviour in Zacatecas, Mexico? In: Afifi, T. and Jäger, J. (eds.): Environment, Forced Migration and Social Vulnerability, Springer: Dordrecht. Link

2009

Kniveton, D.; Smith, C.; Black, R.; Schmidt-Verkerk, K. (2009): Challenges and approaches to measuring the migration-environment nexus. In: Laczko, F. and Aghazarm, C. (eds.): Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Assessing the Evidence, International Organisation for Migration: Geneva. Download

Schmidt-Verkerk, K. (2009): The Potential Influence of Changing Precipitation and Temperature Patterns on Migratory Behaviour in the State of Zacatecas, Mexico. In: Oliver-Smith, A. and Shen, X. (eds.): SOURCE No. 12/2009: Linking Environmental Change, Migration, and Social Vulnerability, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, Bonn. Download

Bronen, R.; Chandrasekhar, D.; Amor Conde, D.; Kavanova, K.; Morinière, L.C.; Schmidt-Verkerk, K.; Witter, R. (2009): Lead Chapter - Stay in Place or Migrate: A Research Perspective on Understanding Adaptation to a Changing Environment. In: Oliver-Smith, A. and Shen, X. (eds.): SOURCE No. 12/2009: Linking Environmental Change, Migration, and Social Vulnerability, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, Bonn. Download

2008

Kniveton, D.; Schmidt-Verkerk, K.; Smith, C.; Black, R. (2008): Climate Change and Migration: Improving Methodologies to Estimate Flows. IOM Migration Research Series Paper No. 33, 2008, International Organisation for Migration, Geneva. Download

Black, R.; Kniveton, D.; Skeldon, R.; Coppard, D.; Murata, A.; Schmidt-Verkerk, K. (2008): Demographics and Climate Change: Future Trends and their Policy Implications for Migration, Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty Working Paper T27. Download

Kniveton, D.; Black, R.; Smith, C.; Schmidt-Verkerk, K. (2008): Measuring the Migration/Environment Nexus, Position Paper presented at the Research Workshop on Migration and the Environment, Bonn; UNU-EHS, IOM and UNEP.

  • EDITORIAL WORK

LIT Verlag, Series Politics, Community and Society in a Globalized World (with Mustafa Aksakal) Link

(2016) Christine Esterbauer: Demokratisierung der mexikanischen Bergbau- und Metallergewerkschaft durch politische Basisbildung - Das Beispiel der Sektion 147 in Monclova, ISBN 978-3-643-50682-5

(2015) Katrin Fröhlich: Transnationale Nichtregierungsorganisationen als Akteure Sozialer Sicherung - Das Beispiel eines Rentenprojektes in Tansania, ISBN 978-3-643-12998-7

  • REVIEWS FOR SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

Population, Space and Place
European Planning Studies
SAGE Open
World Development
Climate and Development
Comparative Population Studies

  • ORGANISED EVENTS

International workshop: Transnational networks, politics and change, Bielefeld University, Germany, July 2016. (with Margit Fauser and Mustafa Aksakal)

Expert Discussion Round: New trends in immigration to Germany: Characteristics, actors and policies, Bielefeld University, Germany, June 2015. (with Mustafa Aksakal)

Workshop: Social inequality and social justice in environmentally-induced relocation, Bielefeld University, Germany, November 2014. (with Jeanette Schade)

Workshop: Transnationale Migration im Umbruch: Transformative Eigenschaften temporärer Mobilität, Bielefeld University, Germany, June 2014. (with Mustafa Aksakal)

  • SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

2016

Invited Lecture: Forced Migration, Environment and Climate Change, Migration Research Center at Koç University International Summer School, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2016.

Access to transnational links in the context of climate change – The cases of Zacatecas and Veracruz in Mexico, International workshop: Transnational networks, politics and change, Bielefeld University, Germany, July 2016.

Influencing factors in decisions about the temporariness of migration: The case of Asian migrants in Germany, Sojourners, Economic Migrants, Expats: Temporary Migrations in Global Perspective, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, June 2016.

2015

Temporary migration in the Euro-Asian transnational space: Preliminary findings from the EURA-NET project, Graduate School of East Asian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, July 2015 (with Mustafa Aksakal).

Migration and climate change adaptation – complex interlinkages, Human Migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention, Durham, UK, June 2015 (with Jeanette Schade).

Session Chair: Climate policies and the freedom of residence: planned relocation in the context of adaptation and mitigation measures, Human Migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention, Durham, UK, June 2015.

Migration und Klimawandel, Osnabrück University, Germany, April 2015.

2014

Climate change, migration and social protection: The case of rural Mexico, Parallel Worlds? Environmental Change, Regional Adaptation and the Role of Migration, Cologne, Germany, July 2014 (with Mustafa Aksakal).

2013

Session Chair: Climate change and migration and presentation Climate change and migration - The need for a cohesive global approach, NORFACE Research Programme on Migration conference at UCL: "Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers", London, UK, April 2013.

2012

The role of social inequality in migration decisions related to climate change: The case of Mexico, ESF-ZiF-Bielefeld Conference "Tracing Social Inequalities in Environmentally-Induced Migration, December 2012.

Session Chair: Migration theories: What role for inequality and environmental degradation?, ESF-ZiF-Bielefeld Conference "Tracing Social Inequalities in Environmentally-Induced Migration", December 2012.
Migration & Climate Change: a case study from Mexico, invited lecture at the Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge, UK, February 2012.

2011

Los efectos potenciales del cambio climático sobre los flujos migratorios en México, International Symposium of the International Network on Migration and Development (INMD) – Global Crisis and Migratory Strategies: Redefining Migration Policies, sesión: Cambio climático, deterioro ambiental y nuevos procesos migratorios, Quito, Ecuador, May 2011.

Un enfoque metodológico alternativo para analizar el nexo entre cambio climático y migración: El caso de México, presentation at the Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (CRIM-UNAM), Cuernavaca, Mexico, March 2011.

2010

Population, migration and climate change, ESF-BU-ZiF Conference on Environmental Change and Migration: “From Vulnerabilities to Capabilities”, Bad Salzuflen, Germany, December 2010, keynote address on behalf of Richard Black.

Mobility in Mexico under climate change - Opportunities and limitations, ESF-BU-ZiF Conference on Environmental Change and Migration: “From Vulnerabilities to Capabilities”, Bad Salzuflen, Germany, December 2010, poster presentation.

Una evaluación integrada para analizar el nexo entre cambio climático y migración: el caso de México, X Reunión Nacional de Investigación Demográfica en México, Session J.14: Población y Cambio Climático, Mexico City, Mexico, November 2010.

Migration and climate change: towards an integrated assessment of sensitivity, "Population Dynamics and Climate Change: Building for Adaptation”, Session 4: Climate-Induced Migration, Mexico City, Mexico, October 2010, invited paper with Dominic Kniveton.

Using an integrated assessment to analyse migration drivers and facilitating factors in Mexico and their sensitivity to climate change, "Settling into Motion" Students Conference, Berlin, Germany, April 2010.

Climate Change and Migratory Behaviour in Rural Communities in Mexico, invited presentation at the research colloquium "Climate and Environmental Change: Challenges for Migration Research", COMCAD - Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development, Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany, April 2010.

2009

Does the climate make people migrate? - Evidence from Mexico, Session 224: Environment-induced migrants, XXVI IUSSP International Population Conference, Marrakech, Morocco, October 2009.

The potential influence of climate variability on migratory behaviour - a study of drought, hurricanes and migration in Mexico, "Climate Change, Adaptation and Migration", CCRG Easter Meeting, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, April 2009.

La relación potencial entre cambio climático y migración en los estados de Zacatecas y Veracruz, México, CIESAS Golfo, Xalapa, Mexico, March 2009.

2008

'Buscando la Vida' - How do Increasing Periods of Drought Affect Migratory Behaviour in Zacatecas, Mexico?, International Conference on Environment, Forced Migration and Social Vulnerability (EFMSV), organised by UNU-EHS, Bonn, Germany, October 2008.

Does climate variability influence migratory behaviour? - A study of droughts, hurricanes and migration in Mexico, 31st International Geographical Congress, Com.04-32 Population and Vulnerability, Tunis, Tunisia, August 2008.

Sequía y migración en el Estado de Zacatecas, University of Zacatecas, Mexico, April 2008.

2007

The nexus between climate change and migration - appraising existing studies and proposing new research, IMISCOE Annual Meeting, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, September 2007.

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