Name: Sophie Hinger
Host Institution: Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex
Profile: Sophie was born in 1987 in Berlin, Germany and has since lived in seven countries, nine cities and many different places. Her academic interest as well as her political and social engagement of the last ten years has centered around questions of migration and asylum, transnational social movements and intercultural learning. She is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück, Germany and a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, as part of the INTEGRIM Initial Training Network. Her PhD project is about the (co-)production of urban asylum. She investigates the way the integration and exclusion of refugees is negotiated in and through urban localities by various actors, such as local councils and administrations, civil society initiatives and the refugees themselves. She is interested in how certain ways of dealing with (refugee) migration in cities come about and how they change – over time and between localities. Before joining the INTEGRIM Program, Sophie worked for two years as a lecturer in Human Geography and Migration Studies at the University of Osnabrück. In 2013, she completed the European Joint Master Program “International Migration and Social Cohesion”, having studied at the University of Amsterdam, the University of Deusto and the University of Osnabrück. She holds a B.A: in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the Unievrsity College Maastricht.
- HINGER, S., SCHÄFER, P. & POTT, A (2016). “The Production of Local Asylum”, Journal of Refugee Studies, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp.440-463. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jrs/few029
- HINGER, S. (2016). “Asylum in Germany: The Making of the Crisis and the Role of Civil Society”, Human Geography; Vol. 9, No. 2.
- HINGER, S.& HEIDRICH, L. (2016). “Über Flucht in der Schule sprechen”, kritisch-lesen, edition 38, Asylpolitik: Wider die Bewegungsfreiheit”, 5 January 2016.
- CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Sussex Migration Graduate Conference. TITLE: “Integration policies and the Constitution of the (Non-)Refugee Subject”. DATE and PLACE: 26-27 April 2017, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
- CONFERENCE/ EVENT: International Conference on Deportations as a Conflicting Issue.TITLE: “Beyond Anti-Deportation – Collective Struggles in Osnabrück”. DATE and PLACE: 22 September 2016; IMIS, University of Osnabrück, DE
- CONFERENCE/ EVENT: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference. TITLE: “Asylum in Germany: The Making of the ‘Crisis’ and the Role of Civil Society”. DATE and PLACE: 2 September 2016; London, UK
- CONFERENCE/ EVENT: INTEGRIM-SCRIBANI Conference. TITLE: “The Constitution of the (Non)-Refugee Subject in Integration Policies”.DATE and PLACE: 8 July 2016; Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, ES
- CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Willkommenskultur konkret: Einwanderung und die moderne Stadtgesellschaft, Tagung Weltoffenes Gohlis. TITLE: “Massenunterkünfte und soziale Nähe in der Stadt(teil)gesellschaft”, together with Philipp Schäfer. DATE AND PLACE: 5 December 2015, Leipzig, DE
- CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Migrants in the City: New Dynamics of Migration in Urban Settings, An interdisciplinary and international conference. TITLE: “Decentralized refugee accommodation in German localities and changing geographies of support”. DATE AND PLACE: 12-13 October 2015, University of Sheffield, UK
- CONFERENCE/ EVENT: 12th Annual IMISCOE Conference. TITLE: “The Potential of the Regime Perspective for the Study of Refugee Reception, Perceptions and Policies in European Localities”, together with Philipp Schäfer. DATE AND PLACE: 25-27 July 2015, Geneva, CH
- CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Humangeographische Sommerschule. TITLE: “Lokale Migrationsregime – Flucht und Flüchtlinge vor Ort”, together with Philipp Schäfer. DATE AND PLACE: 7-10 April 2015, University of Osnabrück, DE
- CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Jahrestagung des AK Geographische Migrationsforschung. TITLE: “Zur Verteilung und Unterbringung von „Flüchtlingen“ in der Kommune”. DATE AND PLACE: 9 October 2014, Berlin, DE