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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Laura Gerken

Laura Gerken
Doctoral Researcher, IMPRS-SPCE, University of Duisburg-Essen
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 Projects

Selected Publications

Gerken, Laura, Esther Meininghaus, Tim Röing, and Markus Rudolf. 2017. "Freiwillige Rückkehr von Asylsuchenden." In Flucht und Asyl: Grundlagen. Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, published online February 24, 2017.



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, and University of Duisburg-Essen, Department of Sociology
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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