Kristina Seidelsohn

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Disaster Research Unit (DRU)

Research Associate

Field of Activity

BMBF-Project "Vulnerabilität und Sicherheit in der gerechten Stadt" (VERSS) (Project-lead: Prof. Dr. Martin Voss)"

Address Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
Room 021
12165 Berlin
Telephone +49 (0)30 838 62933
Fax +49 (0)30 838 462933
Email kristina.seidelsohn@fu-berlin.de

Education and Academic Positions

  • Since 09/2004 Research associate at the Disaster Research Unit, Free University Berlin, BMBF-Project “Vulnerability and Safety in the just City (VERSS)”.
  • Since 10/2012 Phd-candidate, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence, University of Bielefeld: “Group-focused enmity in the Locality: Conflicts arising through shifts in population structure and neighbourhood character” in cooperation with Manuela Freiheit (Prof. Wilhelm Heitmeyer, Prof. Mathias Bös).
  • 11/2008-11/2012 Dissertation-fellowship, German Science Foundation, Graduate school “Group focused enmity: Causes, phenomenology, consequences”, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence, University of Bielefeld.
  • 02/2012 Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography and Institute of Urban and Regional Planning, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
  • 04/2003-02/2008 Studies in Sociology, Political Science, Cultural Science (HU), Free University Berlin. Degree: Diploma in Sociology.
  • 08/2005-01/2006 Semester Abroad (Erasmus), Studies in Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 10/2001-03/2003 Studies in Sociology, History, Pedagogy, University of Cologne. Pre-degree examination.

Research Interests:

  • Human Behavior and Social Inequality
  • Sociology of Urban and Regional Development
  • Residential Segregation and Environmental Conditioning
  • Population and Participation
  • Research on Conflicts and Violence

Project work and field research:

2007 Research Assistant, EU-Projekt ‚IntegraRef – Local Community & Refugees. Fostering Social Integration‘, founded by the European Commission and the European Refugee Fond, Institute for Comparative Social Sciences (NGO), Berlin, Germany.

2006/07 EU-Project Equal – “EU Community Initiative' against inequality within the labour market”. Councelling service and diverse professional seminars. Founded by der European Social Fond, ‚Respect‘: Integration for Migrants (NGO), Berlin.

2006 Project assistant, Workshop „The Jews, the Arabs and the Others“ (Lyon): Methods for mediation in intercultural conflicts, funded by the “German-French Youth-Foundation“ (DFJW), carried out by ‘Respect’: Integration for Migrants (NGO, Berlin), CCO Villeurbanne (NGO, Lyon), Beit Hagefen (NGO, Haifa).

2005 Research assistant, Study „Neukölln – Troubles and Potentials of an Berlin Borough. An Outline“, funded by the Freudenberg-Foundation, carried out by ‘Society for Democratic Culture’ (NGO), Berlin.

2004/05 Short-Movie"Das Leben klappert wie eine Draisine" (26min): Field Research in Berlin und St. Petersburg, funded by the Free University Berlin, Institute for Sociology, Research-Internship durch die Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Soziologie.

Chapters in Books:

  • Freiheit, Manuela / Seidelsohn, Kristina (2016): Perspectives on conflicts and potentials in a changing neighbourhood: Berlin-Neukölln and the role of urban governance (Chapter 7). In: Sirkeci, Ibrahim; Cohen, Jeffrey H.; Yazgan, Pinar (Eds.): Conflict, Insecurity and Mobility. Transnational Press London: 77-88.
  • Kraft (Seidelsohn), Kristina / Freiheit, Manuela / Spaiser, Viktoria (2012): Young Muslims in Germany, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and anti-Semitism – a knowledge-sociological perspective (German). In: Botsch, Gideon / Glöckner, Olaf / Kopke, Christoph / Spieker, Michael (eds): Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism: a Controversial Comparison, De Gruyter, Potsdam: 227-254 (German).
  • Kraft (Seidelsohn), Kristina / Freiheit, Manuela (2011): Group-focused Enmity in the Locality. Perspectives on Conflicts in a changing neighborhood, in Frey, O. / Koch, F. (eds), Positions for Urbanism. Society, Governance, Arrangement, Lit Verlag, Vienna: 147-163 (German).
  • Bretl, Carolin / Kraft (Seidelsohn), Kristina (2008): Local Integration of Refugees in Munich, in Aumüller, J. / Bretl, C. (eds), Local Societies and Refugees: Advancement of Social Integration. The Communal Integration of Refugees in Germany, editionParabolis, Berlin: 61-93 (German).

Policy Reports

  • Dantschke, Claudia / Freiheit, Manuela / Kraft (Seidelsohn), Kristina: Neukoelln: Trouble and Potentials of a Berlin Borough. An Outline. Ed.: Society for Democratic Culture, Berlin (NGO). 2005, Berlin, Germany. (German)

Online Publications

  • Krüger, Daniela; Seidelsohn, Kristina; Voss, Martin (2015): “Contesting the Resilient City. The Unequal Distribution of Vulnerability and The Role of Social Ties”. Distributed Conference Paper: http://www.rc21.org/en/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/C3_Daniela-Kr%C3%BCger_Kristina-Seidelsohn_Martin-Voss.pdf.
  • Freiheit, Manuela / Seidelsohn, Kristina (2013): Groupfocused Enmity in the Locality: Perspectives on Conflicts in a Changing Neighborhood. RC21 Resourceful Cities Conference, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Stadt- und Regionalwissenschaften, Berlin. Distributed-Conference-Paper: http://www.rc21.org/conferences/berlin2013/RC21-Berlin-Papers-3/13-Freiheit-Seidelsohn.pdf.

Peer-reviews in Journals

  • International Journal of Conflict and Violence (IJCV)

Papers in edited Volumes

  • Freiheit, Manuela / Seidelsohn, Kristina (2014): Conflicts on Gentrification in multi-ethnic Neighbourhoods. Berlin-Neukölln and the Role of Urban Governance. Turkish Migration Conference, May 2014, London, UK. (forthcoming December 2014).

Distributed Conference Papers

  • Kristina Seidelsohn, Daniela Krüger und Martin Voss, „Subjective Vulnerability and the Discursive Production of (Un-) safety in Urban Spaces”. 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2015, Prague 25.‐28. August 2015.
  • Kristina Seidelsohn, Martin Voss und Daniela Krüger The Distribution of Vulnerability in Urban Spaces: Residential Segregation and the Subjective Dimension of (Un-) safety “. Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, Berlin 1.‐6. October 2015. (German)
  • Daniela Krüger, Martin Voss und Kristina Seidelsohn “Who defines what is at stake? Safety Production and Civil Participation in Urban Space”. Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, Berlin 1.‐6. October 2015. (German)
  • Freiheit, Manuela / Seidelsohn, Kristina (2013): Groupfocused Enmity in the Locality: Perspectives on Conflicts in a Changing Neighborhood. RC21 Resourceful Cities Conference, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Stadt- und Regionalwissenschaften, Berlin. Distributed-Conference-Paper: http://www.rc21.org/conferences/berlin2013/RC21-Berlin-Papers-3/13-Freiheit-Seidelsohn.pdf.

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