Ongoing Dissertation Projects


Oswald Balandis

"Measuring Oneself: A Social and Cultural Psychological Study of the Practice of Self-Tracking"

 

Ulrike De Ponte

"The Development of Resilience as One Aspect of Intercultural Competence Acquired during the Socialization of Young Adults in Germany"

 

Kokebe Haile Gabriel

"Good Governance. Cultural Translations of an Aid Policy Paradigm by Local Authorities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia"

 

Ines Gottschalk

"The Host Family as a Place of Refuge: A Microsociological and Cultural Psychological Study of Relationships and Identity Development among Unaccompanied Minor Refugees and Their Host Parents"

 

Florian Hessel

"China from the Perspective of the 21st Century: Social and Cultural Psychological Studies of Resentment"

 

Monique Beatrice Kaulertz

"Telling Their Story of Keeping Quiet?: Limits and Possibilities of (Self-)Articulation for Those Seeking Asylum in a 'Culture of Mistrust'"

 

Michael Lacher

"Investigations into the History of Psychoanalysis in the Rhineland: Reconstructing the History of Two Psychoanalytical Institutions in Cologne as a Prism to Examine the Development of German Psychoanalysis"

 

Mischa Luy

"The Expected Catastrophe. On the Historical and Societal Consciousness of Preppers"

Viktoria Niebel

"Reconstruction of Meanings in the Conceptualizations of Mindfulness"

 

Paul Sebastian Ruppel

"Why We Fly Anyway: Tourist Flights in Times of Climate Change as a Polyvalent Practice"

 

Manuela Schäfer

"Vestibular Self-Identity in Adolescent Girls' Blogs"

 

Cornelia Siebeck

"Specific Qualities of Place as Conveyors of Public Memory"

 

Aysel Tepeli

"Religious Pluralism and Psychosocial Relations of Youths and Young Adults with Turkish Roots in the Context of German Diaspora: A Cultural Psychological Study on the Ethnic, Religious, and Political Dimensions of Social Differentiation in a Selected Milieu"

 

Rebecca Thrun

"Veganism as an Imperative for the Future: The Avant-Garde Self in the Utopia of a Vegan International Society“

 

Stefan Warnken

"The Perpetrators of National Social Socialism as Conceived by German Pupils: A Cultural Psychological and Deep Hermeneutic Analysis of Personalized Secondhand Historical Understanding"

 

Hannah Wunderlich

"The 'Self' as Portrayed in Personal Journals during the Third Reich: Constructions of Social Identity against the Background of Increasingly Problematic Affiliations"


Completed Dissertations


 

Dr. Constanze Adolf

"Networking Beyond Borders: Members of the European Parliament between Regional Interests, Transnational Party Structures, and Processes of European Politics"

Europäischer Universitätsverlag (Reihe Politik, Bd. 7), 2010

 

Dr. Maik Arnold

"The Religious Self in Mission: Cultural Psychological Analysis of Missionary Action of German Protestants"

Schriften zur Kulturwissenschaft, Bd. 86, Verlag Dr. Kovacz, Hamburg, 2010

 

Dr. Gerd Ulrich Bauer

"Foreign Cultural Policy as a Field of Action and as an 'Elixir of Life' – Expertise in German Foreign Cultural Policy and Cultural Diplomacy"

Iudicium, München, 2008

 

Dr. Marc Dietrich, University of Klagenfurt

Recipient of the dissertation prize for cultural studies awarded by the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen

"Rap-resent What? Constructions of Authenticity, Ethnicity, and Social Difference in American Hip-Hop Videos"

Westdeutscher Universitätsverlag (Reihe 'Kultur, Gesellschaft, Psyche'. Herausgegeben von Katja Sabisch, Estrid Sørensen Jürgen Straub. Mit einem Geleitwort von Jürgen Straub, S. 15 - 58), Bochum, 2015.

 

Prof. Dr. Aladin El-Mafaalani, Münster University of Applied Sciences

Recipient of the dissertation prize for cultural studies awarded by the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen (2012), as well as the Augsburg Academic Prize for Intercultural Studies (2013) and the Körber Foundation's German Dissertation Prize for the Social Sciences (2013)

"Education as a Ladder for the Socially Disadvantaged: Transformed Behavior and Social Mobility among Native Germans and Those of Turkish Descent"

Springer VS, Wiesbaden, 2012

 

Dr. Cornelia Fischer, University of Applied Sciences for Social Work, Education, and Nursing in Dresden

"Migrants as Intermediaries? Russian German Specialists in the Psychosocial Care of their Compatriots'"

Universitätsschriften Bochum, 2009

 

Dr. Jana Grothe

"Intercultural Work of Psychosocial Counseling Centers in Eastern Germany: A Sociological Analysis with Consideration of the Potential Problems and Conflicts Confronting Migrants"

Dr. Kovacz, Hamburg, 2008

 

Dr. Ulrike Gatzemeier

Recipient of the Dr. Klaus Marquardt Dissertation Prize (2017) awarded by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Ruhr-University Bochum

"Conflict, Nation, Narration: Narratives and Logics of Nationalization and Disintegration in Serbia between Tito's Death and the Rise of Milosevic"

Westdeutscher Universitätsverlag (Reihe 'Kultur, Gesellschaft, Psyche'. Herausgegeben von Katja Sabisch, Estrid Sørensen, Jürgen Straub. Mit einem Geleitwort von Jürgen Straub), Bochum, 2015.

 

Dr. Martin Klüners

"Freud as Philosopher of History"

Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht unipress, 2013 (unter dem Titel "Geschichtsphilosophie und Psychoanalyse". Mit einem Geleitwort von Jürgen Straub, S. 9 - 14).

 

PD Dr. Alexander Kochinka, Ruhr-University Bochum

"Theories of Emotion: Conceptual Work on Feelings"

transcript, Bielefeld, 2003

 

Prof. Dr. Carlos Kölbl, University of Bayreuth

Mitglied der Studiengruppe am Kulturwissenschaftlichen Institut Essen

"Historical Consciousness in Adolescence: Groundwork for a Psychology of the Development"

transcript, Bielefeld, 2004

 

 

Irina Linke

"Gender, Images, Sana'a: An Ethnography"

 

 

Dr. Mareike Martini

"German-Cuban Work Meetings: A Conversation Analytic Study on Interpreter-Mediated Communication in International HEI-Cooperation"

Stauffenburg Verlag, Tübingen, 2008

 

Dr. Mario Paul

"Spheres of Fear and Violence in Modern Societies: The Practical and Discursive Constitution of Places Conducive to Fear and Violence"

Westdeutscher Universitätsverlag (Reihe 'Kultur, Gesellschaft, Psyche'. Herausgegeben von Katja Sabisch, Estrid Sørensen, Jürgen Straub), Bochum, 2012.

 

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Gala Rebane, Chemnitz University of Technology

"Re-Making the Italians. Collective Identities in the Contemporary Italian Historical Novel"

Peter Lang, Frankfurt a. M., 2012

 

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Schwegler, FOM University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart

"Faith in Strangers: Trust Building in the Context of German Indonesian Cooperation"

IKO Verlag,  Frankfurt a. M., 2008

 

Dr. Hartmut Seitz

"Vivid Memories: The Incorporation and Conveyance of Personal Experience in Autobiographical Narrative"

transcript, Bielefeld, 2004

 

Dr. Anna Sieben, Ruhr-University Bochum

Recipient of the Wilhelm Hollenberg Dissertation Prize awarded by the Society of Friends of the Ruhr-University Bochum

"Gender and Sexuality in Classical Psychology: A Systematic Historical Analysis"

Westdeutscher Universitätsverlag (Reihe 'Kultur, Gesellschaft, Psyche'. Herausgegeben von Katja Sabisch, Estrid Sørensen, Jürgen Straub. Mit einem Geleitwort von Jürgen Straub), Bochum, 2014.

 

Dr. Verena Stengel

"Intercultural Learning via Cooperative Processes of Reflection"

Peter Lang – Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften: Europäische Hochschulschriften: Reihe 6, Psychologie. Bd. 752, Frankfurt am Main, 2008

 

Dr. Astrid Utler, Universität Bayreuth

Recipient of the dissertation prize for cultural studies awarded by the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen (2014)

"Experiences of Being Different and Coping Strategies among German Adolescents and Adolescents with and without Migrant Backgrounds"

Westdeutscher Universitätsverlag (Reihe 'Kultur, Gesellschaft, Psyche'. Herausgegeben von Katja Sabisch, Estrid Sørensen, Jürgen Straub. Mit einem Geleitwort von Jürgen Straub), Bochum, 2014.

 

Prof. Dr. Doris Weidemann, Hochschule Zwickau (WHZ)

"Intercultural Learning – Experiences with the Chinese 'Face': Germans in Taiwan"

transcript, Bielefeld, 2004

 

Dr. Diana Weis

"Decision-Making within Families: An Empirical Study of Secondary School Choice"

Westdeutscher Universitätsverlag (Reihe 'Kultur, Gesellschaft, Psyche'. Herausgegeben von Katja Sabisch, Estrid Sørensen, Jürgen Straub. Mit einem Geleitwort von Jürgen Straub), Bochum, 2012.

 

Dr. Barbara Zielke

"Cognition and Social Practice: Social Constructionism and the Potential of a Post-cognitive Psychology"

transcript, Bielefeld, 2004