Baykara-Krumme worked in the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity in the project “Civil Society Organizations and the Challenges of Migration and Diversity: Agents of Change (ZOMiDi)”. Her research focuses on the patterns and determinants of change in civil society organizations in response to migration and diversity. Prior to joining the Institute, Helen taught as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and in the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Integration and Migration (InZentIM) at the University Duisburg-Essen and at the Chemnitz University of Technology. Helen holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Free University of Berlin and was a Fellow of the International Max Planck Research School LIFE at the MPI for Human Development in Berlin. In 2017, she completed her habilitation at Chemnitz University. Her research interests include family change and aging processes in migration and minority contexts, migrant transnationalism, integration and dissimilation processes, and methodological issues in migration research. Helen Baykara-Krumme is now a Professor of Migration Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
- Civil society organizations and the challenges of migration and diversity: Agents of Change (ZOMiDi). Teilprojekt "Behinderung/sexuelle Minderheiten" (with Karen Schönwälder, Vanessa Rau and Sanja Bökle)