Dr. Miriam Schader, 2016-2020
Miriam Schader was a Senior Research Fellow/Group Leader in the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity, where she was responsible for the project “Local Transformations”. Her research at the Institute focuses on local governance of the recent refugee migration to Germany. Within the Max Planck Research Initiative “The Challenges of Migration, Integration, and Exclusion”, Miriam is also Principal Investigator of the project “The Inclusion-exclusion Continuum: Asylum-seekers and the Social Implications of Legal Statuses and Conditions in Germany”. Additionally, she served as Coordinator of the pilot project “Addressing the Diversity of Needs and Aspirations of Asylum-seekers”. Miriam earned her binational Ph.D. from Göttingen University and Sciences Po Paris. Her thesis on the religious and political mobilization of migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in Berlin and Paris won the Augsburger Wissenschaftspreis für interkulturelle Studien 2015 (Augsburg Academic Prize for Intercultural Studies). Before returning to Göttingen, Miriam was a Post-doctoral Researcher at Münster University, and worked as a Senior Project Manager for the Robert Bosch Foundation in the area of migration and integration. She holds a Master professionnel and a Master recherche in Sociologie politique from Sciences Po Paris. At the moment, she is employed at campact.
- Local transformations and asylum-seeker reception (completed)
- The challenges of migration, integration, and exclusion (WiMi - Wissenschaftsinitiative Migration und Integration) (with Susanne Becker, Annett Fleischer, Simona Pagano, Steven Vertovec, Shahd Seethaler-Wari and Magdalena Suerbaum)
- Between accommodation and integration: comparing institutional arrangements for asylum-seekers (with Susanne Becker, Simona Pagano, Shahd Seethaler-Wari and Steven Vertovec)
- Diversity of asylum seekers’ needs and aspirations (completed) (with Susanne Becker, Annett Fleischer, Steven Vertovec and Shahd Wari)