Carina is interested in questions of ethnicity and conflict, dynamics within ethnopolitical movements, and translocal connections of armed actors. Her regional focus is on the Middle East with an interest in minority populations, so far specifically the Kurdish and Yazidi minorities. In her PhD thesis she combined figurational theory and empirical fieldwork to analyze translocal dynamics between pro-Kurdish armed actors of diverse state backgrounds. Empirically, she focused on their conflictive and cooperative interactions in the Kurdistan Region in Iraq and in local events in Shingal, Kobanê and Kirkuk during the war against Daesh (2014-2017). Recently, she further conducted research on the Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus and is interested in processes of transitional justice in the case of Syria.
Research Topics / Key Expertise
Ethnopolitical conflict and movements, translocality, figurational theory, pro-Kurdish armed/political actors, Kurdish question in the Middle East, Kurdistan Region Iraq
Countries Of Expertise
Carina has worked in research projects on German arms exports, Kurdish actor networks in the Middle East, and the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus. She has provided advice to German ministries such as the GFFO and BMZ. At BICC, she currently supports the Scientific Advisory Board of the Interministerielle Arbeitsgruppe (IMAG) Salafismusprävention. She recently submitted a PhD thesis at the University of Bonn. She has been educated in Political Science and Cultural Anthropology at the Universities of Bonn (MA, 2015) and Göttingen (BA, 2012) and studied abroad at the Université Paris-Sorbonne and University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She completed several internships, amongst others at the Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) and the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy Hamburg (IFSH). During her studies she received a scholarship from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
Die Risiken europäischer Waffenexporte. In F. Braunsdorf (Ed.), Fluchtursachen „Made in Europe“: Über europäische Politik und ihren Zusammenhang mit Migration und Flucht (pp. 9-12).
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Globale Politik und Entwicklung) , Berlin (2017)Open