Migration and Multicultural Germany
ID # 6392
Nearly a quarter of German residents are migrants or descended from migrants. CGI Awardee Michelle explains this phenomenon as well as the multiculturalism it has brought to Germany.
Michelle Dromgold-Sermen is a PhD student in the Sociology Department at UNC Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on international migration, migration policy, refugee resettlement, immigrant incorporation and gender. She has spent extensive time researching and working with Middle Eastern migrant populations in Germany, Turkey and the U.S., has worked with Hispanic migrant youth in Los Angeles and collaborates locally with refugee resettlement organizations in North Carolina. In her master's thesis she interviewed Syrian refugee families about their sense of belonging in the United States. In her dissertation she will expand upon the concept of belonging and examine the process of belonging in the United States and Germany.