Ines Gottschalk

Ines Gottschalk studied social science with the subjects sociology, social and cultural psychology, social and cultural anthropology, statistics and methods (focus on qualitative methods) at Bielefeld University, Bilgi University Istanbul and Ruhr University Bochum. She completed her Master of Arts degree at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Ruhr University Bochum in the study program "Urban and Regional Development". In her master's thesis, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ludger Pries, she examined changing established-outsider relations in the course of the EU-2 immigration to Dortmund's Nordstadt. She worked as a research assistant for the com.X Institute for Communication Analysis and Evaluation in Bochum and for Prof. Dr. Heike Kahlert at the Foundation University of Hildesheim.

Ines Gottschalk is a doctoral fellow at the Cusanuswerk and her dissertation deals with questions of relationship formation and identity development in host families for unaccompanied refugees. From October 2016 to March 2021, she worked as a research assistant in the research-based learning sub-project of the BMBF-funded project inSTUDIESplus, where she dealt with public sociology, digitalization, and process-based writing in research-based learning formats. In 2018 she completed training as a writing consultant/writing tutor (150 AE) and in 2020 the qualification program "Professional Teaching Competence for Higher Education" (200 AE).

Her research interests include social and cultural psychology, identity theory, belonging and migration studies, figuration and urban sociology, methodologies and methods of qualitative/interpretive research, refugee engagement, research-based learning, public sociology, and process-based writing.


A list of publications by Ines Gottschalk can be found here.


Ines Gottschalk
Ruhr-University Bochum
Faculty of Social Science
Chair of Social Theory and Social Psychology
Building GD, E1/225
Universitätsstr. 150
D-44801 Bochum