Projects

Research Group "Young Islam-Related Topics in Germany" (JUNITED)

8400persons

 

 

 

 

were interviewed in a quantitative, nationwide telephone survey

Between 2011 and 2016, the Stiftung Mercator supported this research group with a total of around 1 million Euro.
The transdisciplinary research group "Young Islam-Related Topics in Germany" ("Junge Islambezogene Themen in Deutschland“/JUNITED) empirically analyzes the reactions towards Germany as a changing country of immigration, particularly with regard to the topic of Islam and Muslims. Images of Islam and Muslims are taken as an indicator for the societal attitudes towards minorities in an increasingly plural and heterogeneous society. The research group analyzes how existing cultural and national patterns of interpretation ("Narrations of being German") in combination with socio-structural factors frame the discourse around questions of integration and migration in a diversifying society. The project's task is to identify and analyze these interactions between cultural narratives and structural conditions. The study design, aimed at this task, differs methodologically and theoretically from pre-existing studies which either analyze only socio-structural or only cultural factors in order to explain racism and fear of exclusion. In order to test our theoretical assumptions empirically we conduct a quantitative, nationwide telephone survey (N=8400). Through qualitative coding the material is analytically complemented. For additional analyses, this data set will also be made available to the other departments of the BIM.

Website: http://junited.hu-berlin.de 

Duration

01/2011 - 07/2016

Persons

Prof. Dr. Naika Foroutan

Prof. Dr. Naika Foroutan

Director, Head of the Department "Integration Research and Social Policy", Project Director of JUNITED

Fon: +49 (0)30 2093-46255
office.bim@hu-berlin.de

Dipl.-Pol. Damian Ghamlouche

Dipl.-Pol. Damian Ghamlouche

Executive Director

Fon: +49 (030) 616 43 106
d.ghamlouche@hu-berlin.de

Dr. Tim Müller

Dr. Tim Müller

Postdoctoral Researcher

Fon: +49 (0)30 2093-46264
t.mueller@hu-berlin.de

Steffen Beigang

Steffen Beigang

Member of the BIM-Project "Discrimination experiences in Germany"

Fon: +49 (0)30 2093-66574
steffen.beigang@sowi.hu-berlin.de

Dr. Coskun Canan

Dr. Coskun Canan

Research Scientist at the Research Group "Young Islam-Related Topics in Germany" (JUNITED)

Dorina Kalkum

Dorina Kalkum

Research Associate in the Working Field "Integration Research and Social Policy"

Fon: +49 (0)30 2093-46250
dorina.kalkum@sowi.hu-berlin.de

Pascal Dengler

Pascal Dengler

DeZIM Research Coordinator - German Center for Integration and Migration Research

Fon: +49 (0)30 2093-46260
pascal.dengler@hu-berlin.de

Dr. Tom Lodewyckx

Dr. Tom Lodewyckx

Former Research Scientist at the Research Group "Young Islam-Related Topics in Germany" (JUNITED)

Rafael Sollorz

Rafael Sollorz

Former Student Assistant at the Research Group "Young Islam-Related Topics in Germany" (JUNITED)

Benjamin Schwarze

Benjamin Schwarze

Former Research Associate

Dr. Sina Arnold

Dr. Sina Arnold

Former Scientific Managing Director / Member (Post-Doc) of the Department "Integration, Social Networks and Cultural Lifestyles"

Fon: (+49) 30 2093 - 46262 / - 70854
sina.arnold@hu-berlin.de

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