Contact
 zimmermann 350x235   Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)
Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor
Massenbergstraße 9 B
44787 Bochum
Germany

Room 4.49
Tel.: +49 (0)234-32 27727
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NATIONALITY
German

RESEARCH FOCUS
Project: ‘Human Security Standards in Germany’s Refugee Regime’, funded by Gerda Henkel Foundation

PhD project: ‘(Hu)Man Security – Organizational Perspectives on Forced Migration and Masculinity in German Municipalities’ (working title)
(1st supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ludger Pries, 2nd supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Straub)

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Forced Migration, Refugee Protection and Participation
Transnational Migration and Conflict
Humanitarian Action
 
EDUCATION
10/2014 – 09/2015 Master of Arts (M.A.) in Peace and Security Studies, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)
(M.A. thesis: ‘Transnational Migration. The Kurdish diaspora´s experiences of acculturation and conflict in the USA‘)

10/2007 – 09/2010 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Social Sciences, Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg (Germany)

10/2009 – 09/2010    Certificate “Gender Studies and Feminist Science”, Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg (Germany)
   
Further studies at  
02/2015 – 05/2015 Studies at Center for Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University, Georgia (USA)

09/2010 – 06/2012 Studies in European Studies, Aarhus University, Aarhus (Denmark)

01/2009 – 06/2009 University of Helsinki (Erasmus scholarship) (Finland)

08/2003 – 06/2007 A levels (‘Abitur’), Collegium Augustinianum Gaesdonck, Goch (Germany)

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
Since 04/2017 Gerda Henkel Foundation scholarship

2015 Conference grant by Center for Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University, 5th Conflict Management Conference on ‘Livelihoods, Sustainability, and Conflict‘, 17-18 April 2015

02/2015 – 05/2015 HamburgGlobal scholarship, Kennesaw State University, Georgia (USA)

01/2009 – 06/2009 Erasmus scholarship, University of Helsinki, Helsinki (Finland)

CONFERENCES & PANELS
10/2018    Zimmermann: (Hu)Man Security und Organisationen in der kommunalen Unterbringung geflüchteter Männer, paper presentation, 2. Konferenz des Netzwerks Flüchtlingsforschung, Eichstätt (Germany)

08/2018    Zimmermann: Organizational Implementation of German Refugee Legislation – Communal Case Studies from a Human Security Perspective, paper presentation, ECPR General Conference in Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)

07/2018    Gendered Organizational Perspectives on Human Security of Refugees in Germany, paper presentation, XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology on Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities, Toronto (Canada) (together with Alina Bergedieck, Kerstin Rosenow-Williams)

07/2018    Human Security Perspectives on Refugee Children in Germany, paper presentation, XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology on Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities, Toronto (Canada) (together with Kerstin Rosenow-Williams)

06/2018    First Project Results, 2. Networking Event of researcher within the field on forced migration and migration at Ruhr University Bochum, organisation, moderation and presentation, Bochum (Germany) (together with Kerstin Rosenow-Williams)

06/2018    Human Security Standards for Refugee Children in Germany, presentation, 5. Round Table: Forschung zu Flucht und Integration, connectNRW, Düsseldorf (Germany) (together with Alina Bergedieck, Kerstin Rosenow-Williams)

01/2018    Organizational Perspectives on Human Security Standards for Refugees in Germany, 1. Networking Event of researcher within the field on forced migration and migration at Ruhr University Bochum, or-ganisation, moderation and presentation, Bochum (Germany) (together with Katharina Behmer, Kerstin Rosenow-Williams)

11/2017    One´s Security, Our Security, One Security?, paper presentation, workshop: Changing Societies: Migration, Integration, Participation, WZB Berlin So-cial Science Center / Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (FMSH), Paris (France) (together with Tim Röing, BICC)

06/2017    Human Security Standards in Germany´s Refugee Re-gime, paper presentation, workshop: Security, Society, and the State, Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Kloster Hegne / Konstanz (Germany) (together with Alina Bergedieck)

04/2015 Paper presentation ‘Migrational clash? Turkish Students Facing the Turkish Diaspora in Germany and Denmark’ at 5th Conflict Management Conference on ‘Livelihoods, Sustainability, and Conflict‘, Center for Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University, Georgia (USA), 17-18 April 2015

08/2011 Participation in the seminar ‘Ethics on War: War, Torture and other Bedtime Stories‘ at Aarhus Summer University with Morten Dige, Helen Frowe, Cheyney Ryan and Jeff McMahan, 1 -26 August 2011

NON-ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE
05/2016 – 03/2017 Supra-regional Coordination Point On Complaint Management, Refugee Council North Rhine-Westphalia in Bochum (Germany)

05/2016 Consultant, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Pristina (Kosovo)

Since 08/2012 Deputy editorial board at www.elbmelancholie.de

06/2012 – 09/2014 Senior Sales Coordinator, Lightspeed GMI, Hamburg

PUBLICATIONS
Rosenow-Williams, K., Zimmermann, I., Bergedieck, A. (forthcoming), ‘Human Security Perspectives on Refugee Children in Germany’.

Book review: ‘Merle Vetterlein, Konfliktregulierung durch power-sharing-Modelle: das Fallbeispiel der Republik Makedonien. (2010)’, in: S + F Security and Peace (No. 28) 4/2010.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
German (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
Danish (intermediate)
Spanish (beginner)
French (beginner)
Albanian (beginner)
 
 

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