Frau Dr. Kerstin Schmidt: Kontakt
|1. Fakultät für Soziologie / Personen / Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen|
|2. Fakultät für Soziologie / Arbeitsbereiche / Arbeitsbereich 6 - Soziologie der Transnationalisierung und Sozialanthropologie|
|3. Fakultät für Soziologie / Arbeitsbereiche / Arbeitsbereich 6 - Soziologie der Transnationalisierung und Sozialanthropologie / AG Faist|
|5. Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften / AG 2 Bevölkerungsmedizin und Versorgungsforschung|
- PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Researcher and lecturer, Research Unit on Transnationalization, Development and Migration, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University (Germany)
Associate Researcher, University of Sussex (UK)
Science Officer, International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional Office for LAC, Mexico City (Mexico)
Visiting Fellow, El Colegio de México (COLMEX), Mexico City (Mexico)
Associate Tutor, University of Sussex (UK)
Research Assistant, DIVERSITAS, Paris (France)
Research Assistant, International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), Bonn (Germany)
- RESEARCH PROJECTS
YMOBILITY – Youth mobility: Maximising opportunities for individuals, labour markets and regions in Europe
EURA-NET – Transnational Migration in Transition: Transformative characteristics of temporary mobility of people
MECLEP – Migration, Environment and Climate change: Evidence for Policy
PhD, Migration Studies, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex (UK)
MSc, Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods (merit), University of Sussex (UK)
Magistra Artium, Anthropology, Sociology and French, Cologne University (Germany)
BA, Marketing Management, Hogeschool van Utrecht (the Netherlands)
Student Exchange, ESPEME (France)
- PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion (IMISCOE) Network
German Association for Sociology (DGS)
DGS Section Migration and Ethnic Minorities
DGS Section Environmental Sociology
European Sociological Association (ESA)
Red Internacional de Migración y Desarrollo (RIMD)
Working Group Geographic Migration Research (Arbeitskreis Geographische Migrationsforschung)
MOVEMENT Mentoring Programme of Bielefeld University
Alumni Network of ZEIT Foundation Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius (Settling into Motion Scholarship Program)
Alumni Network of the Summer Academy of the United Nations University Institute for the Environment and Human Security
German: mother tongue; English, Spanish, French, Dutch: fluent
- FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE
Zacatecas and Veracruz (Mexico)
Hostel for African migrant workers, Paris (France)
Bertelsmann Foundation, Indian High-Skilled Migrants and International Students in Germany, with Thomas Faist and Mustafa Aksakal
EU-LAC Foundation, Feasibility Study for Establishment of EU-LAC Migration Observatory, with Diana Mata Codesal
DfID, Guidance note on climate change and migration, with Richard Black and Dominic Kniveton
DfID, Migration and climate change: Future trends and their policy implications, with Richard Black, Dominic Kniveton, Akira Murata and Daniel Coppard
Bucerius PhD Scholarship in Migration Studies, Settling into Motion Programme of ZEIT Foundation, Germany – stipend for PhD dissertation
Summer Academy: "Environmental change, migration and social vulnerability", organised by UNU-EHS and MunichRe Foundation, Hohenkammer Castle, Germany
- EDITORIAL WORK
International Organisation for Migration, Migration, Environment and Climate Change Policy Brief Series
LIT Verlag, Series Politics, Community and Society in a Globalized World (with Mustafa Aksakal)
- REVIEWS FOR SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Population, Space and Place
European Planning Studies
Climate and Development
Comparative Population Studies
International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management
- ORGANISED EVENTS
Workshop: Youth Mobility in Europe, Bielefeld University, Germany, February 2018. (with Mustafa Aksakal)
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
Young Spaniards’ integration needs and the (in)efficiency of migrant support initiatives in Germany, 15th IMISCOE Conference, Barcelona, Spain, June 2018.
The effect of temporariness on the life plans and integration needs of Syrian refugees in Germany, 15th IMISCOE Conference, Barcelona, Spain, June 2018 (with Ehab Badwi).
Categorizations of mobile youth within the EU und Support measures for young intra-EU migrants, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, December 2017.
Intra-EU youth mobility: Research experiences and first results from the Horizon 2020 project YMOBILITY, Institute for Social Anthropology of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Lviv, Ukraine, September 2017.
Policies and Initiatives Supporting Young Mobile People in Europe, Congress of the European Geographical Association (EUGEO), Brussels, Belgium, September 2017.
The impact of categorisations of temporary migrants: Evidence from research into high-skilled migrants in Germany, 14th IMISCOE Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 2017.
Indian High-Skilled Migrants and International Students in Germany – Migration Behaviours, Intentions and Development Potential, Workshop ‘Transnational Migration in Transition: Transformative Characteristics of Temporary Migration’, Kerala, India, January 2017.
EURA-NET Main Findings: Experiences from Destination Countries, EU-Asian Mobility at the Time of Migration and Refugees Compacts – EURA-NET Final Conference, Brussels, Belgium, December 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
The nexus between climate change and migration - appraising existing studies and proposing new research, IMISCOE Annual Meeting, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, September 2007.
My research is concerned with different aspects of global migration and flight with a particular focus on the perspective of the Global South. My topics of interest include migration and the environment/climate change, migration and development, and the effects of legal migrant categories on the lives of mobile people and refugees.