College of Arts and Sciences

Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society

Center for Research on
Race and Ethnicity in Society

Visiting Scholars

Carolin FischerCarolin Fischer

Carolin was a Visiting Scholar with CRRES in the fall of 2014. While at IU, Carolin completed a DPhil (Ph.D.) in Development Studies at the Oxford Department of International Development. Her doctoral research explores how Afghans based in Germany and Britain relate to social change, conflict, and development in Afghanistan. Carolin’s areas of interest are processes of diaspora formation and diaspora–home country relations. She approaches these topics from a sociological perspective focusing on relationality, intra- and inter-group boundaries, and relations between structure and agency. Past research has investigated the peace-promoting efforts of diaspora communities in homeland conflict, focusing on activities of Afghan communities in Germany. During her time at Oxford, Carolin worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), the International Migration Institute (IMI), and the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC). Prior to her doctoral studies, she was a project manager for the Network for Democracy and Courage, a German NGO working in civic education. Following her Visiting Scholar position with CRRES, Carolin began a post-doc at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where she currently works with a team of researchers on a project titled “Gender as Boundary Marker in the Realm of Migration and Mobility: Case studies from Switzerland.” This study takes a qualitative approach to understanding the mechanisms through which gender affects migrant exclusion and inclusion in Switzerland.

Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
Schuessler Institute for Social Research
1022 E. 3rd St., Room 209,
Bloomington, IN 47405

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