Advisory Board

The advisory board of the research network consists of external scholars working in the field of diaspora studies who are interested in an exchange about emerging qualification theses and further research projects in the field of diaspora studies.

Dr. Mirosław Borkowski Expand entry

Prof. Dr. Borkowski is Head of the Department of Law at the Gdańska Szkoła Wyższa and is Editor-in-Chief of the university journal (Zeszyty naukowe). Prof. Borokowski's scientific interests include the protection of human rights, the protection of national and ethnic minorities with special emphasis on issues of religious law and health protection.

Dr. Asher J. Mattern Expand entry

Dr. Asher J. Mattern is a research associate at the Institut für Ökumenische und Interreligiöse Forschung (Institute for Ecumenical and Interreligious Research) at the University of Tübingen.

PD Dr. Anja Oesterhelt Expand entry
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PD Dr. Anja Oesterhelt teaches and conducts research at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in the field of Modern German and General Literary Studies. Her work focuses historically on the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and systematically on the interactions between literature and other knowledge cultures. Her habilitation thesis on the "History of the Homeland" is a contribution to diaspora research. Her new research project on emigrant letters follows on from this interest.

Dr. Nasser Tolba Expand entry
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Dr. Nasser Tolba conducts research in the areas of educational policy analysis, educational history, youth studies, political sociology of higher education, and international higher education. His research focuses on the intersection of education, politics, and religion. Dr. Tolba conducts research on educational issues of Coptic youth in Egypt.

Prof. Dr. Glauco Vaz Feijó Expand entry
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Vaz Feijó was a doctoral student in the Postgraduate Program in History at the University of Brasilia (PPGHIS/UnB) and the Institute of Romance Studies at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. Vaz Feijo was a lecturer and visiting scholar at the Institute of Romance Studies of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and a substitute professor at the Federal University of Bahia. Currently, Vaz Feijó is doing research at the Brazil Center of the University of Tübingen. He has experience in education, history and cultural studies and works mainly on the topics of encounters; race and racism in Brazil and migration from Brazil to Germany. Prof. Glauco Vaz Feijó is a professor at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Brasilia (IFB).