Cihan Sinanoğlu, 2010-2017
Cihan Sinanoğlu was a Doctoral Research Fellow at MPI-MMG working on the project "Immigrants in the councils of German cities" headed by Prof. Dr. Karen Schönwälder. He acquired a university degree in social sciences (media and communication studies, political science, labor, human resources) at Georg-August University in Göttingen in October 2009. In 2017 he successfully defended a PhD-thesis on local councillors with immigrant backgrounds („Das Dilemma der BrückenbauerInnen: LokalpolitikerInnen mit Migrationshintergrund“) at Göttingen University. Cihan Sinanoğlu worked for the Türkische Gemeinde in Deutschland and is, from 2020, head of the office of the National Discrimination and Racism Monitor (NaDiRa) at DeZIM.
- The dilemma of the bridge-builders: local councilors with migration background (completed)
- Immigrants in German city councils (completed) (Project leader: Karen Schönwälder • Researchers: Cihan Sinanoglu, Daniel Volkert, Chris Kofri)
- Political institutions and the challenge of diversity (completed) (with Karen Schönwälder, Alex Street, Daniel Volkert)