Dipl.-Pol. Damian Ghamlouche

Executive Director

Damian Ghamlouche is a founding member of the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM). He is a political scientist (Diplom-Politologe) and has graduated from Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin, Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaften). He has a wide professional experience in the field of project management and public relations.

Since 2008 he is a team member of the HEYMAT-project (VolkswagenStiftung).

From 2010 to 2012 he was the project manager of the "Young Islam Conference - Berlin 2011" (Stiftung Mercator). In 2012 he accompagnied the "Young Islam Conference" as assistant to the director and in 2013 he was a research scientist of the "Young Islam Conference - Germany".

From June 2013 until July 2014 he was a research scientist in the projects of Prof. Dr. Naika Foroutan (HEYMAT, JUNITED and CODISP) and was funded by Fritz Behrens Stiftung. 

From July 2014 to December 2014 he was a resarch scientist of the project "Integration Through Sport" (DOSB) at the Institute for Sport Sciences at the Humbodt-University of Berlin.

From August 2014 until April 2018 he was an assistant professor of the "Berlin Institute for Empirical Research on Integration and Migration" (BIM / funded and supported by the non-profit foundation Hertie-Stiftung, the German Football Association / DFB, the Federal Employment Agency and the Federal Government's Representative for Migration, Refugees and Integration) and subject to the board of the directors.

Since February 2016 he is the research coordinator for integration and migration of the faculty and Humboldt-University of Berlin.

Since April 2018 he is the executive director of BIM. He is responsible for the scientific and organizational management of the institute.

His research interests cover "Theories of Hybridity", "Time and Space-Related Analysis of Politics and Formations of Culture", "Local Politics in the MENA-Region" and topics related to "Islam and Muslims in Germany".

Dipl.-Pol. Damian Ghamlouche


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (BIM)

Unter den Linden 6

10099 Berlin