Klaus Behnam Shad

KBS_PIC

Doctoral candidate (Prof. Dr. Olaf Zenker); Rosa-Luxemburg-Fellowship

Field of Activity

Research on "Processing the paradox: Geflüchtete in Berlin zwischen idealiter unbegrenzten Schutzansprüchen und de facto begrenzten staatlichen Handlungsspielräumen"

Email k.behnamshad@fu-berlin.de

Education

since 2015

PhD fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin | Faculty of Political and Social Sciences | Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

PhD Project: »Processing the Paradox: Refugees in Berlin between illimitable Protection and limited Capacities«

Doctoral advisor: Prof. Dr. Olaf Zenker

2013 – 2015

M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology | GPA: 4.0 | ECTS Grade: A
University of Cologne | Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Master Thesis: »Ethics and Anthropology. Problems of Universal Ethics in due considerations of Human Rights«

Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. Martin Rössler

2008 – 2011

B.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology | GPA: 3.7 | ECTS Grade: A
University of Cologne | Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Bachelor Thesis: »Militant Islam and Democratization in Indonesia«

B.A. in Science of Music | GPA: 3.7 | ECTS Grade: A
University of Cologne | Institute of Musicology

Focus: Study of German and Italian Baroque Music; Vocal Music in Europe (1600 – 1820); Violin performance

 

Employment

since 2016

Interpreter (Farsi, Dari, Tajiki) and Intercultural Mediator at the University Medical Center Charité Berlin

Responsibilities:

  • Translation of psychiatric counseling for refugees
  • Mediation of refugees in special need of protection (underaged, disabled and Transgender)

since 2016

Interpreter (Farsi, Dari, English) and Intercultural Mediator at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Berlin

Responsibilities:

  • Translation/mediation of interviews by the Federal Office on refugees in granting of their asylum 
  • Translation of official documents and papers

Summer Semester 2016

Conducting of the Research Group „Official Support for Hardship Cases of Refugees in Berlin“ in the Course of the Research Seminar on the Current Situation of Refugees in Berlin by Prof. Dr. Olaf Zenker at the Freie Universität Berlin

2015 – 2016

Research fellow for the project: »Land restitution and the moral modernity of the new South African State« | University of Bern | Institute of Social Anthropology
Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Olaf Zenker

2011 – 2012

Intercultural Mediator & Counselor at Eco Village in Minais Gerais (Brasil)

  • Facilitation of workshops on social & environmental sustainability

  

Fellowships | Honors

since 2016

PhD Fellowship from Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation

  • 2-yr research fellowship given to scholars focusing on socio-political issues

Fall semester 2015

Visiting Scholar at Tel Aviv University | Department for Sociology and Anthropology

  • Discussion on Politics of Recognition on Persian Jews in Tel Aviv

  
Language Proficiency

German (Native Speaker) | Farsi (Native Speaker) | Dari (Very good) | English (Very good) | Tajiki Persian (Very Good) | French (Good)

Summer Semester 2016: Conducting of the Research Group „Official Support for Hardship Cases of Refugees in Berlin“ in the Course of the Research Seminar on the Current Situation of Refugees in Berlin by Prof. Dr. Olaf Zenker at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Research Interests

Theoretical Focus:

  • Migration and Refugees
  • Recognition and Justice
  • Sovereignty, Democracy and Human Rights
  • Islamic Fundamentalism and Terrorism
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Anthropology of Conflict
  • Forms of Governance, Global Governance and Bureaucracy
  • Systems Theory in Political Science
  • Political & Moral Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology

Regional Focus:

  • Middle East (esp. Iran and Afghanistan)
  • Near East
  • Central Asia (esp. Tajikistan) and Southeast Asia
  • Europe

2016

Leitfaden für die Zusammenarbeit mit Sprachmittlern in der Flüchtlingshilfe.

In: Handbuch zur medizinischen Versorgung von Flüchtlingen.

De-Gruyter-Verlag, Berlin. (Forthcoming).

2016

Das Menschenrecht auf Gesundheit und medizinische Versorgung.

In: Handbuch zur medizinischen Versorgung von Flüchtlingen.

De-Gruyter-Verlag, Berlin. (Forthcoming).

2015 
Probleme und Möglichkeiten einer universellen Ethik. 
Reflexionen für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologen.
 
129 p. 
Optimus Wissenschaftsverlag. 
ISBN 9783863761349
  2011 
Bedrohung durch den Islam
. 
Fundamentalismus & Menschenrechte
. 
Optimus Wissenschaftsverlag. 
133 p. 
ISBN 9783941274877.

2010 
Militanter Islam und Demokratisierung 

in Indonesien.
 
Göttingen: Optimus Wissenschaftsverlag. 
Pages: IV, 88. 
ISBN 9783941274549