Dr. Christine Lang, 2017-2021
Christine Lang is now at the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), Osnabrück.
Lang was a Research Fellow in the Socio-Cultural Diversity Department. She was part of the “CityDiv” team and conducted a project on civil society in French and German cities. Christine holds a Ph.D. in Cultural and Social Sciences from Osnabrueck University and a Master in Sociology from EHESS, Paris. Until 2017, she was a Doctoral Fellow and Research Associate at the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies at Osnabrueck University, where she worked, among others, on a project on social mobility in the immigrant second generation. Her Ph.D. thesis examined the employment of immigrant descendants in municipal administrations and the factors contributing to change, or persistence, of public organizations in increasingly diverse urban societies. Her dissertation received the Augsburg Science Award for Intercultural Studies 2019 and the Best Dissertation Award of the German Sociological Association’s Section Migration and Ethnic Minorities. Her research interests include diversity in organizations and public administrations, urban politics of diversity, civil society participation, as well as social mobility in immigration contexts.
- Civil society organizations and the politics of diversity in German and French cities (completed)
- The production of diversity in municipal administrations: change and persistence of organizations in increasingly diverse societies (completed)
- Cities and the challenge of diversity: a study in Germany and France · CityDiv (with Karen Schönwälder (project leader), Christian Jacobs, Julia Martinez-Ariño, Michalis Moutselos, Maria Schiller, Lisa Szepan and Alexandre Tandé)