Research Associates

  • Maximilian Aigner, M.A.
    Maximilian Aigner is Scientific Officer of the Research Group MeDiMi. He is responsible for the coordination and management of the Research Group. Closely collaborating with the project leaders, his activities include the planning and implementation of internal meetings and public events, the development of concepts for science transfer, and MeDiMi’s public relations.
  • Anna Arden, LL.M.
    Anna Arden is a Research Associate and PhD candidate in the MeDiMi project “Territoriality, Public Authority, and Human Rights: the Border Regimes of the EU”. In her research, she addresses the legal regime of international airports as a specific type of EU external border. She aims to understand the scope, forms, and consequences of the expansion of human rights at this EU external border.
  • Mónica Ávila Currás, LL.M.
    Mónica Ávila Currás is a Research Associate and doctoral candidate in the MeDiMi project “Who is empowered by Strasbourg? Migrants and States before the ECtHR”. She is currently working on her PhD thesis “Joining Forces on Migration? A Systematic Analysis of European States’ Third-party Interventions before the ECtHR” at the Amsterdam Centre for Migration and Refugee Law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU).
  • Louisa Bäckermann, M.Sc.
    Louisa Bäckermann is a Research Associate and doctoral candidate in the MeDiMi project “Migration and the Advance of Human Rights in ‘Health’: Paradigms, Practices, and Conflicts”. She focusses primarily on the history of the present of the “right to health” and its role in the context of migration in the relevant UN bodies.
  • Laura Borchert, M.A.
    Laura Borchert is a Research Associate (postdoc) in the MeDiMi project “Dehumanizing, Victimizing, or Universalizing? How Images of Migration Interact with Human Rights Discourse”. Laura completed a PhD on the constitutional protection of LGBTQ persons in the U.S. from a cultural studies perspective at the University of Giessen in 2022.
  • Slađana Branković, M.A.
    Slađana Branković is a PhD candidate at the Chair of Sociology of Culture and Migration, Goethe University Frankfurt, and research associate in the MeDiMi project “Human Rights Discourse in Political Protests of Refugees and Undocumented Migrants in Germany and the US”. Branković holds an MA in Cultural and Gender Studies from the University of Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Dr. Benjamin Bunk
    Benjamin Bunk is a postdoctoral researcher in the MeDiMi project “Human Rights as Reference Point of Professional Ethics for Social-Educational Practice in Migration Societies”. He completed his dissertation on “Self-formation in Social Movements” at Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
  • Maria Hartmann, M.A.
    Maria Hartmann is a Research Associate and PhD fellow in the MeDiMi project “Human Rights Crimes, Norm Entrepreneurs, and the Implementation of the Principle of Universal Jurisdiction in Germany”. Maria has studied sociology and conflict studies at the University of Marburg and in Turkey. Starting in 2017, she worked for several years in Berlin as a project manager for the human rights organization Adopt a Revolution on the Syrian conflict.
  • Dr. Laura Holderied
    Laura Holderied is a postdoctoral researcher in MeDiMi’s coordination project in which she contributes to synthesizing the research of the group and to the overall project’s theory building. Hereby, she is particularly interested in the politics and politicization of human rights and the production of inclusions/exclusions in migration societies.
  • Dr. Mina Ibrahim
    Mina Ibrahim is an anthropologist and archivist from Cairo (Egypt). He is a postdoctoral researcher in the MeDiMi project “Human Rights Crimes, Norm Entrepreneurs, and the Implementation of the Principle of Universal Jurisdiction in Germany”.
  • Tasnim Jabaly, M.A.
    Tasnim Jabaly is a Research Associate and PhD candidate at the Institute for Sociology and member of the Center for Conflict Studies at the University of Marburg. She is conducting research in the MeDiMi project “Doing Human Rights: How the Categories of ‘Human’ and ‘Migrant’ Are Made (Ir-)Relevant in Everyday Life”.
  • Dr. Andrea Jaramillo
    Andrea Jaramillo is a postdoctoral researcher in the MeDiMi project “Migration and the Advance of Human Rights in ‘Health’: Paradigms, Practices, and Conflicts”. In the project, she reviews UN literature on health and contributes from her practical experience in migration in the Global South.
  • Mariana Karkoutly, M.A.
    Mariana Karkoutly is a PhD fellow and associated researcher in the MeDiMi project on “Human Rights Crimes, Norm Entrepreneurs, and the Implementation of the Principle of Universal Jurisdiction in Germany”.
  • Adriana Kessler
    Adriana Kessler is a Research Associate in the MeDiMi project “Human Rights Transformations of German Migration Law”.
  • Jessica Klüger, LL.M.
    Jessica Klüger is a Research Associate and PhD candidate in the MeDiMi project “Who is Empowered by Strasbourg? Migrants and States before the ECtHR”. In her research, she addresses the litigation of governments at the European Court of Human Rights concerning the two sole rights of the Convention expressly designed to protect migrants, both from expulsion practices.
  • Carl Eberhard Kraatz, M.A.
    Carl Eberhard Kraatz is a Research Associate and PhD candidate in the MeDiMi project “Human Rights as Reference Point of Professional Ethics for Social-Educational Practice in Migration Societies”. In his doctoral project, he investigates processes of pedagogical professionalization in different fields of work.
  • Maik Paap, M.A.
    Maik Paap is a Research Associate and PhD candidate in the MeDiMi project “Migration and the Advance of Human Rights in ‘Health’: Paradigms, Practices, and Conflicts”. He works primarily on discourses of human rights and migration in international organizations, with a focus on UN organizations.
  • Dr. Giulia Santomauro
    Giulia Santomauro is an associated researcher in the MeDiMi project “Systemic Deficiencies in the System of Protecting the Human Rights of Migrants: the Inter-American and the European Court of Human Rights in Comparison”.
  • Janina Schlüsselburg, M.A.
    Janina Schlüsselburg is an associated PhD candidate in the MeDiMi project “Dehumanizing, Victimizing, or Universalizing? How Images of Migration Interact with Human Rights Discourse”. In her PhD project, she focuses on visual representations of migration published in the German, U.S. American and Australian media from 2015 onwards and links these representations to an international human rights discourse.
  • Sebastian Weste, M.A.
    Sebastian Weste is a Research Associate and PhD candidate at the Institute for Sociology and a member of the Center for Conflict Studies at the University of Marburg. He is conducting research in the MeDiMi project “Doing Human Rights: How the Categories of ‘Human’ and ‘Migrant’ Are Made (Ir-)Relevant in Everyday Life”.
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