This section introduces our international visiting scholars and doctoral students at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences.

 

If you have visiting scholars or doctoral candidates with an international background in your field, please get in touch with us to introduce the people in more detail.

 

Current Visiting Scholars

Prof. Dr. Maiia Dernova

From June 1, Prof. Dr. Maiia Dernova will be employed for six months period at the University of Augsburg for the Chair of Adult and Continuing Education.

Dr. Lidija Havrylyuks

Starting June 1, Dr. Lidija Havrylyuks will be employed for six months at the University of Augsburg as the Chair of Adult and Continuing Education.

Doctoral Students

In the following you will find the international Doctoral Students at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences. By clicking on the names, you may see more profiles with more extensive information

 

Ziyad Aboushair

Doctoral candidate in Sociology

 

Email:

(Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller)

 

 

Biography

Abouschair earned a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in political science with specialization in local government management (public policy) from the University of Paris-Nanterre.

He submitted his master's thesis on "the public management approach the Egyptian government privileged in the State reforms".

 

 

Memberships at the University of Augsburg

none

 

Main research topics

  • Sociology of Science,
  • Discourse Analysis,
  • Political Sociology and
  • STS (Science, Technology and Society Studies)

Discipline

Sociology

 

Publications

n.d.

 

Siga Diouf

DAAD scholarship holder and doctoral student in the doctoral program "Educational Science" of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Email: follows

(Prof. Dr. Rita Nikolai)

 

Biography

Siga Diouf began her studies at the University of Augsburg in October 2021 and is supported by the DAAD. She is pursuing her PhD in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences' program "Educational Science."

In her doctorate, Siga Diouf researches the role of vocational training in developing cooperation between Germany and Senegal. The working title of the doctorate is: "Ownership or Donorship? Results and Ownership in German and Senegalese Development Cooperation: A Case Study on TVET in Senegal". Siga Diouf has previously worked as a German teacher in Senegal and is a Development Cooperation graduate from Ewha Woman's University in South Korea.

 

Memberships at the University of Augsburg

The Educational Science program at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

Main research topics

  • Vocational Training in Senegal
  • Development Cooperation in Education

  • Gender and Education

Discipline

Educational Science

 

Publications

  • follows

 

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Harald Ewolds

DFG staff member and Doctoral student from 2016 to 2021

 

Email:

(Prof. Dr. Stefan Künzell)

 

Biography

Master in human movement science and psychology at Groningen university

2022 PhD in Sports Science at Augsburg University

 

Memberships at Augsburg University

n.a.

 

Main research topics

  • Multitasking

Discipline

Sports Sience

 

Publications

  • Broeker, L., Ewolds, H., Oliveira, R. F. de, Künzell, S. & Raab, M. (2020). Additive Effects of Prior Knowledge and Predictive Visual Information in Improving Continuous Tracking Performance. Journal of Cognition, 3(1), Artikel 40. https://doi.org/10.5334/joc.130
  • Broeker, L., Ewolds, H., Oliveira, R. F. de, Künzell, S. & Raab, M. (2021). The impact of predictability on dual-task performance and implications for resource-sharing accounts. Cognitive research: principles and implications, 6(1), 1. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235-020-00267-w
  • Broeker, L., Haeger, M., Bock, O., Kretschmann, B., Ewolds, H., Künzell, S. & Raab, M. (2020). How visual information influences dual-task driving and tracking. Experimental Brain Research, 238(3), 675–687. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-020-05744-8
  • Broeker, L., Johnson, J. G., Oliveira, R. F. de, Ewolds, H. E., Künzell, S. & Raab, M. (2022). Switch rates vary due to expected payoff but not due to individual risk tendency. Acta Psychologica, 224, 103521. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2022.103521
  • Broeker, L., Kiesel, A., Aufschnaiter, S., Ewolds, H., Gaschler, R., Haider, H., Künzell, S., Raab, M., Röttger, E., Thomaschke, R. & Zhao, F. (2017). Why prediction matters in multitasking and how predictability can improve it. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:2021. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02021
  • Broeker, L., Liepelt, R., Poljac, E., Künzell, S., Ewolds, H., de Oliveira, R. F. & Raab, M. (2018). Multitasking as a choice: A perspective. Psychological Research, 82, 12-23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-017-0938-7
  • Ewolds, H., Broeker, L., Oliveira, R. F. de, Raab, M. & Künzell, S. (2021). No impact of instructions and feedback on task integration in motor learning. Memory & Cognition, 49(2), 340–349. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-020-01094-6
  • Ewolds, H., Broeker, L., Oliveira, R. F. de, Raab, M. & Künzell, S. (2021). Ways to Improve Multitasking: Effects of Predictability after Single- and Dual-Task Training. Journal of Cognition, 4(1), Artikel 4. https://doi.org/10.5334/joc.142
  • Ewolds, H. E., Broeker, L., Oliveira, R. F. de, Raab, M. & Künzell, S. (2017). Implicit and explicit knowledge both improve dual task performance in a continuous pursuit tracking task. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, :2241. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02241
  • Künzell, S., Broeker, L., Dignath, D., Ewolds, H., Raab, M. & Thomaschke, R. (2018). What is a task? An ideomotor perspective. Psychological Research, 82, 4–11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-017-0942-y
  • Künzell, S., Sießmeir, D. & Ewolds, H. (2016). Validation of the continuous tracking paradigm for studying implicit motor learning. Experimental Psychology, 63(6), 318–325. https://doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000343

 

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Laura Fumagalli

Elite network Bavaria: International Doctorate Program "Rethinking Environment"

 

Email:

(Prof. Dr. Uwe Voigt)


 

Biography

Born in Italy,
2009-2014 Secondary School, Lecco, Italien
2014-2017 Bachelor, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Mailand, Italien
2017-2018 Master (MSc) in Philosophy, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB
2018-2020 Master in Philosophy, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Mailand, Italien
2020 Internship, Edel Assanti (Art Gallery), London, GB
2021 Volunteering, Si.M.U.L. (Museum), Lecco, Italien

 

Memberships at the University of Augsburg

none

 

Main research topics

  • The Environmental Humanities and the Ecological Transformation of Society

     

Discipline

Philosophy with focus on analytical philosophy

 

Publications

  • follows

 

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Agata Maksymczak-Tretter

Ph.D. student at the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Poland | medical doctor (studies at the Technical University of Munich) | 2016 to 2020 scholarship holder of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation

 

Email:

(Prof. Dr. Uwe Voigt)

 

Biography

Agata Maksymczak-Tretter lives between Munich and Krakow and combines a philosophical with a medical activity. She was born in Poland in 1985 and studied medicine and philosophy in Munich. In addition to her work at the Clinic for Forensic Psychiatry in Haar near Munich, she is completing her doctorate in philosophy with Prof. Dr. Uwe Voigt (University of Augsburg) and with Prof. Huber (Jagiellonian University) with a thesis on a contemporary concept of nature. The Hanns-Seidel Foundation supported her from 2016 to 2020.

 

Memberships at the University of Augsburg

none

 

Main research focus

  • Philosophy of Nature
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Aristotle
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Medical Ethics

     

Discipline

Philosophy with focus on analytical philosophy and philosophy of science

 

Publications

  • Die Aristotelische Natur als ein Prinzip (2018), in: Sabine Föllinger, Jochen Althoff and Georg Wöhrle (Hrsg.), Antike Naturwissenschaft und Ihre Rezeption Vol. XXVIII, 11-38.
  • (Peer-Reviewed Journal) Natur neu denken. Problemriss und Perspektiven am Beispiel der synthetischen Biologie und des Enhancements des Humanen (2018), in: Jahrbuch Praktische Philosophie in globaler Perspektive, 56-88.
  • Gebiet „Forensische Psychiatrie“ (2020, 2017), in: Pschyrembel. Klinisches Wörterbuch, de Gruyter - 50 Lemmata und 15 Artikel in print sowie 80 weitere online.
  • Together with Juliane Weyh: Jugenddelinquenz (2020), in: Meyer, Tretter und Englisch (Hrsg.), Praxisleitfaden auffällige Schüler und Schülerinnen. Basiswissen und Handlungsmöglichkeiten, 255-259.
  • Together with Refael Marks: Illegale Drogen (2020), in: Meyer, Tretter und Englisch (Hrsg.), Praxisleitfaden auffällige Schüler und Schülerinnen. Basiswissen und Handlungsmöglichkeiten, 311-315.

 

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Aliya Narbekova

Doctoral student in the doctoral program "Educational Science" of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Email: 

Website: 

(Prof. Dr. Rita Nikolai)

 

Biography

Aliya Narbekova is doing her Ph.D. in the program "Educational Science" within the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. In her Ph.D., Aliya Narbekova researches "Higher Education Politics: Development in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan." Aliya Narbekova graduated from the Master's program in Social Sciences (M.A.) offered jointly by the Middle East Technical University in Ankara and Humboldt-Universität in Berlin and from the Bachelor's program in International Relations (B.A.) at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Kazakhstan. She had several years of professional experience in business and education before joining DZHW in 2021.

 

Memberships at the University of Augsburg

Educational Sciences program of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Main research topics   

  • Higher education policy in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Discipline

Educational Science

 

Publications

follows

 

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Raven Rinas

Doctoral student in the doctoral program "Empirical Educational Research" at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Email:

Website: | ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8907-0352

(Prof. Dr. Markus Dresel)

 

 

Biography

She was born in Ontario, Canada. Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada (2011-2016) and Master's degree in Psychology of the Learning Sciences at Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität-München (2016-2018). Since October 2018, research assistant and Ph.D. student at the Department of Psychology with Dr. Martin Daumiller and Prof. Dr. Markus Dresel at the University of Augsburg within the project "ZiDo - Goal Orientations of University Lecturers." Doctoral studies within the program empirical educational research of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Research stays in September 2021 in the Department of Teaching and Teacher Education (Dr. Marjon Fokkens-Bruinsma; Dr. Ellen P.W.A Jansen) at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, with the scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

 

 

Memberships at the University of Augsburg

Program "Empirical Educational Research" of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Main research topics

  • Promoting motivation and subjective well-being of university lecturers

  • Motivation and Emotion in Educational Contexts

Discipline

Psychology

 

Publications

  • Rinas, R., Dresel, M., & Daumiller, M. (in press). Faculty members’ subjective well-being: An achievement goal approach. International Journal of Educational Research. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/gqyuj
  • Rinas, R., Dresel, M., Hein, J., Janke, S., Dickhäuser, O., & Daumiller, M. (2020). Exploring higher education teachers’ achievement goals and discrete emotions. Frontiers in Psychology, 11(1484). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01484

 

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Natalie Schwarz

Doctoral candidates in a Cotutelle de thèse project between the University of Lausanne and the University of Augsburg with financial support from swissuniversities

 

Email: 

Website: https://unil.academia.edu/NatalieSchwarz

(Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller)

 

Biography

From 2003 to 2009, she completed a bilingual degree in social sciences at the University of Freiburg in Üechtland. From 2009 to 2010, Schwarz was a university intern at the Swiss Army Academy at ETH Zurich. From 2011 to 2016, she was a graduate assistant at the University of Lausanne. Schwarz has been a doctoral student at the University of Lausanne since 2011 and the University of Augsburg since 2013 as part of a double doctorate. (Thesis topic: "Visualizations as discursive objects of dispute") Since 2017 she has been a research associate at the Institute for Applied Media Studies at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences with a research focus on "Applied Discourse Research."

 

Memberships at the University of Augsburg

n.a.

 

Main research topics

  • Image controversies

  • sociology of knowledge

  • discourse research

  • sociology of the visual

  • methods of qualitative social research

Discipline

Sociology

 

Publications

  • Stücheli-Herlach, P. & Schwarz, N. (2020) Die Diskurslandschaft einer Weltausstellung. Ein kasuistischer Ansatz für die Angewandte Diskurslinguistik, Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung, 8 (2-3), pp. 210-225.
  • Stücheli-Herlach, P.; Borghoff, B.; Schwarz, N. & Bilat, L. (2019) Antibiotikaresistenzen auf die Agenda! L’antibiorésistance sur l’agenda. Situative Analyse öffentlicher Diskurse über Antibiotikaresistenzen mittels digitaler Daten. Winterthur: ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften.
  • Hackenfort, M.; Carabias-Hütter, V.; Hartmann, C.; Janser, M.; Schwarz, N. & Stücheli-Herlach, P. (Eds.) (2018) BEHAVE 2018. 5th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency. Conference Proceedings. Zürich: ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
  • Meyer, M./Schwarz, N. (2017) Ouvrir la chambre noire de la photographie d’art: méthodes visuelles et analyse du travail artistique, Image du travail, travail des images, (3), URL: https://doi.org/10.4000/itti.1071
  • Gimenez, E. & Schwarz, N. (2016) The visual construction of ‚the people’ and ‚proximity to the people’ on the online platforms of the National Front and Swiss People’s Party, Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 41(2), pp. 213-242.
  • Schwarz, N. (2016) Die Total-Kontroverse oder das Scheitern eines Rassismus-Diskurses, in: J. Raab & R. Keller (Eds.) Wissensforschung – Forschungswissen. Weinheim: Beltz-Juventa, pp. 94-104.
  • Schwarz, N. (2015) Review "Meta- and Inter-Images in Contemporary Visual Art and Culture" edited by Carla Taban, Visual Studies, 31(2), pp. 158-159.
  • Schwarz, N. (2014) I See: Artistic Research Process. Bern: HKB Hochschule der Künste Bern.
  • Szvircsev Tresch, T.; Schwarz, N. & Williner, M. (2012) Living Traditions in the Swiss Armed Forces, in: G. Kümmel & J. Soeters (Eds.) New Wars, New Militaries, New Soldiers: Conflicts, the Armed Forces and the Soldierly Subject. Bingley: Emerald, pp. 143-166.

 

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Alexander Ten

Doctoral candidate at the Chair of Sociology

 

Email: 

Website: n.a.

(Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller)

 

Biography

Alexander Ten was born in Almaty. After completing his Bachelor's degree in history and his Master's degree in Central Asian regional studies (Kazakhstan), he completed doctoral studies in sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences at the University of Augsburg. His doctoral dissertation examines public debates about Kazakh and Russian in the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan from a sociological discourse analysis perspective. Since 2018, Alexander Ten has been a research assistant at the Faculty of World Politics at the German-Kazakh University in teaching and research. .  

 

Memberships at the University of Augsburg

n.a.

 

Main research topics

  • Sociology of Knowledge

  • Discourse Analysis

  • Language Policy in Kazakhstan

Discipline

Sociology

 

Publications

  • Von Gabe, Gift und Zivilisation. Eine wissenssoziologische Diskursanalyse der öffentlichen Sprachdiskussionen in Kasachstan (Monographie)

 

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Thi Thanh Lan Tran

Doctoral Student at the Chair of Sociology

 

Email: 

Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lan-Tran-17 | ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3145-5967

(Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller)

 

Biography

Tran has been a Ph.D. student in sociology at the University of Augsburg since 2021. Before that, she completed her bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology at Ho Chi Minh City Open University and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNUHCM, Vietnam.

She was passionate about education and worked at IRED Institute of Education in Vietnam for five years. She has been involved in several research projects in general education, career choice and guidance, and youth development in Vietnam. Currently, educational equity is her research focus in the doctoral program.

 

Memberships at the University of Augsburg

n.a.

 

Main research topics

n.a.

 

Discipline

Sociology

 

Publications

  • Dang, T. N. L., & Tran, T. T. L. (2020). Parental Influence on Secondary School Students’ Career Choice: A Case Study from Dong Nai Province, Vietnam. In K. Laws, L. Harbon, & C. Wescombe (Eds.), DEPISA and Professional Learning in the 21st Century (pp. 21–30). University of Sydney.

  • Tran, T. T. L., Thai, H. A. C., & Do, H. Q. (2019). Vai trò của Internet đối với sự lựa chọn nghề nghiệp của học sinh trung học phổ thông tại Tp. Hồ Chí Minh và Tp. Biên Hòa, tỉnh Đồng Nai [Internet as a Factor in Students’ Career Choice: A Case Study Involving High School Students in Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai Province]. Tạp Chí Khoa Học Xã Hội, Nhân Văn và Giáo Dục (UED Journal of Social Sciences, Humanities and Education), 9(2), 79–89. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.47393/jshe.v9i2.145

  • Nguyen, Q. H., Tran, T. T. L., Phan, T. K. L., Pham, D. N., Nguyen, T. T. T., & Bui, P. K. (2017). Phúc lợi xã hội: Vai trò của các tổ chức xã hội trong việc hỗ trợ thanh niên công nhân ở thành phố Hồ Chí Minh [Social welfare: The role of social organisations in supporting young workers in Ho Chi Minh City] (D. L. Nguyen (ed.); 1st ed.). Nhà xuất bản Đại học Quốc Gia Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh.

  • Nguyen, T. H., & Tran, T. T. L. (2016). Nhận thức hội nhập kinh tế quốc tế của doanh nghiệp Việt Nam [The Awareness of International Economic Integration among Vietnamese Business Owners]. Tạp Chí Phát Triển và Hội Nhập, 30(40), 9–18. https://www.uef.edu.vn/newsimg/tap-chi-uef/2016-09-10-30/2.pdf

 

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Rahel Zelalem Tsegaye

Doctoral student in Educational Science

 

Email: /

 

(Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Meilhammer)

 

Biography

Since October 2021, Rahel Zelalem Tsegaye has been doing her Ph.D. in the program "Educational Science" at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Augsburg University. Rahel Zelalem's dissertation research is on "Pursuing the Road of Lifelong Learning in the Journey of Educational Success: A Comparative Study of the Educational Biographies of Women in Leading Positions in Ethiopia and Germany." Rahel Zelalem graduated from Addis Ababa University with a Master's degree in Adult Education and Community Development and a Bachelor's degree in English from the Kotebe University of Education in Ethiopia. In 2010, Alpha University College awarded her a Certificate of Academic Excellence; in October 2020, DAAD awarded her a doctoral fellowship. She also has experience in supporting national and international research projects of Help Age International with CLC Technical and Advisory, South Africa. She gained experience in consulting and teaching life skills courses to young community groups (youth) working to improve living conditions in the region through volunteer services.

 

Memberships at the University of Augsburg

Program Educational Science of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

Main research topics

  • Women's education
  • International Comparative Education
  • Biography Research

 

Discipline

Educational Science

 

Publications

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