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Laura Gerken

Laura Gerken
Doctoral Researcher, IMPRS-SPCE, University of Duisburg-Essen
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 203 379-5264
Fax: +49 203 379-5276



Research Interests

rural development; agriculture and rural livelihoods; global value chains; transnational organizations; forced migration

Research Project


Freiwillige Rückkehr von Asylsuchenden. Kurzdossier (mit E. Meininghaus, T. Röing, M. Rudolf). In: Flucht und Asyl: Grundlagen. (Hg.) Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung. February 24, 2017 >>more



2017-present Doctoral Researcher, International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE), Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2014-2017 MA, Social Sciences and Development Studies, University of Bonn
2016 Field research (2 months) for MA thesis, Upper East Region, Ghana
2015-2017 Student Assistant in research project "Protected Rather Than Protracted – Strengthening Refugees and Peace", Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)
2015 Research Internship (3 months), "Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion" program of Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Masaka, Uganda
2011-2014 BA, Sociology, University of Duisburg-Essen


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