Project Team

On this page, you can find an overview of the current and former project team members, as well as a short description for each person.

Andreas Zick is director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) and professor for socialization and conflict studies at the University of Bielefeld. In addition, he is the speaker for the Institute of Societal Cohesion Research at the Bielefeld facility as well as the speaker of the German Center for Integration and Migration (DeZIM). Since 1980 he has done national and international research on topics like radicalization, extremism, and acculturation. He is the coordinator of the collaborative research project “Radicalization and Spaces”.
Mail: zick@uni-bielefeld.de

Sebastian Kurtenbach is a professor of political science and social policies at the University of Applied Sciences Münster. His work priorities are the research of urban cohabitation, the impact of space regarding the occurrence of deviant behavior, the organization of social policies on the communal level, and the development and prevention of radicalization processes.
Mail: kurtenbach@fh-muenster.de

Janine Linßer is a professor of social work at the University of Applied Sciences SRH in North Rhine-Westphalia. In the preceding project, she has analyzed the characteristics of susceptibility regarding possible Neo-Salafist radicalization as a research associate. As an associated partner in the project “RadiRa” her focus lies in the evaluation of communal practice strategies for the prevention of radicalization. Her research priorities surround youth research, quantitative methods of empirical social research, and the study of radicalization.
Mail: janine.linsser@hs-augsburg.de

Armin Küchler studied political sciences and sociology at the University of Bielefeld and has a master’s degree in political sociology. He is a research associate in the project “Radicalization and Spaces” as well as in other projects of the FH Münster. His research priorities lie in the field of radicalization and populism. In this project, he is responsible for the quantitative data collection and analysis.
Mail: armin.kuechler@fh-muenster.de

Linda Schumilas studied Social Work at the University of Applied Sciences Münster and works there as a research associate since 2020. Currently, she is doing her master’s at the TU Chemnitz in prevention management. In the project “Radicalization and Spaces” her focus lies on the qualitative survey with practitioners of social work and the development of a practical instrument.
Mail: linda.schumilas@fh-muenster.de

Hebba Gazarin is a research associate in the project “Radicalization and Spaces” at the University of Applied Sciences Münster. In the project, she is responsible for the qualitative survey with practitioners of social work and the development of a practical instrument.
Mail: hebba.gazarin@fh-muenster.de

Abdul Rauf studies sociology at the University of Bielefeld and is currently doing his doctorate there. For his thesis, he is conducting an ethnographic study regarding the integration of young refugees. His focus lies in reintegration, respect, and street culture. In the project “Radicalization and Spaces”, he will explore radicalization and street culture.
Mail: abdul.rauf@fh-muenster.de

Justin Grawenhoff studies Social Work at the University of Applied Sciences Münster since 2018. From 2018 to 2020 he worked as a student assistant in the collaborative research project “MAPEX” and helped with the quantitative surveys. After the completion of this project, he switched to “Radicalization and Spaces”.

Raphael van Kampen studies Social Work at the University of Applied Sciences Münster since 2018. In 2020 he did an internship semester under the instruction of Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kurtenbach and worked in the collaborative research project “MAPEX”. Here he could gain initial experiences with scientific work with the emphasis on the topics of radicalization and extremism. Since he has completed his internship, he works as a student assistant in the project “Radicalization and Spaces”.

Former Project Team Members

Kathrin Wagner was a research associate in the project “Radicalization and Spaces” at the University of Applied Sciences Münster. Her research priorities were methods of empirical social research, micro sociology of violence, radicalization processes, and extremism research. In the project, her focus was quantitative data collection and analysis.

Theresa Scheelje studied Social Work at the University of Applied Sciences Münster since 2017. In 2019 she started as a student assistant in the project “Crisis – Dialog – Future” under the instruction of Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kurtenbach. Since the completion of this project at the beginning of 2021, she worked on the project “Radicalization and Spaces”.




Endlich online! Auf meiner neuen Website gibt es nun sowohl einen Überblick zu laufenden Forschungsaktivitäten sowie einen Blog zu Themen der Stadt-, Migrations- und Konfliktforschung: http://www.sebastiankurtenbach.de #forschung #blog #wissenschaft #soziologie

Unser (mit @skurtenbach und Kollegen) Artikel "A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Deradicalisation: Results from
Germany and Pakistan" ist im @JD_JournalDerad erschienen.
https://journals.sfu.ca/jd/index.php/jd/article/view/535
#Radikalisierung #Deradikalisierung

Das Projektteam von @RRaeume wünscht Ihnen und Euch ein frohes und gesundes neues Jahr! Wir freuen uns auf das zweite Projektjahr mit weiteren Erhebungen und ersten Ergebnissen. Hier oder unter http://www.radikalisierende-raeume.de informieren wir über alle Neuigkeiten des Projekts.

Wir möchten uns bei euch für die mittlerweile über 200 Follower und das Interesse während des ersten Jahres von @RRaeume bedanken! Im ersten Viertel der Projektlaufzeit konnten wir wichtige Grundlagen für die weitere Forschungsarbeit leisten, die wir nun vorstellen möchten:

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