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Dr. Sophie Hinger

Institut für Geographie
Universität Osnabrück
Seminarstraße 19 a/b
49074 Osnabrück

Raum: 02/307
Tel.: +49 541 969 4352
Fax: +49 541 969 4333


Dr. Sophie Hinger

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Sozialgeographie, geographische Migrationsforschung

I am a social and political geographer with an interest in (urban) geographies of migration, (local) negotiations of asylum, border regimes, and social movements.

I am a member of the working group Social Geography, the Institute of Migration Studies (IMIS), and the Sonderforschungsbereich 1604 “The Production of migration”.

I am currently working in the project “the production of urban spaces of migration through municipalities and research” as part of the SFB 1604 and I coordinate the space-related projects within the SFB.

Since 2017, I have been co-coordinating the Double Degree programme “European Master in Migration Studies” (EuMIGS) between the Osnabrück’s Master in International Migration and Intercultural Relations and six other European Master programmes in Migration.

I have taught various courses on migration, bordering, (solidary) cities and qualitative research, since 2013.

In my PhD project I studied local responses to and consequences of asylum migration. I analyzed in particular urban negotiations over the reception and accommodation of refugees, deportations, and integration politics. I completed the dissertation entitled "The Politics of Presence in Asylum: Negotiating the Inclusion:exclusion of refugees" in 2021 at the University of Osnabrück.