Name: Sophie Hinger

Host Institution: Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex

ProfileSophie 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.

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