Dr. Annett Fleischer, 2016-2017
Annett Fleischer is now Advisor at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. She is a social anthropologist who joined the Institute as a Post-doctoral Researcher in the project “Diversity of Asylum-seekers’ Needs and Aspirations”. Her research interests comprise transnational migration, gender, and migration-development policy. Previously, she focused on return migration and reintegration using as case studies Armenia, Mali, and Tunisia. Her Ph.D. thesis, on Cameroonian migrants in Germany, examines the interplay of transnational mobility, family and kinship among migrants, and the overarching legal framework of immigration and integration. Since 2008, she has worked in different positions in international development cooperation, among others as a Project Coordinator and Consultant for GIZ, UNFPA, and IOM. In her most recent research project, she concentrates on the dynamics of transnational families, including family reunification and return migration.
- Rhetoric of crisis: German municipalities’ response to the refugee influx (completed)
- Diversity of asylum seekers’ needs and aspirations (completed) (with Susanne Becker, Miriam Schader, Steven Vertovec, Shahd Seethaler-Wari)
- The challenges of migration, integration, and exclusion (WiMi - Wissenschaftsinitiative Migration und Integration) (with Susanne Becker, Simona Pagano, Miriam Schader, Steven Vertovec, Shahd Seethaler-Wari and Magdalena Suerbaum)