Carolin Borgmann

Research Associate & PhD Student


    Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor Massenbergstraße 9 B 44787 Bochum Germany



    Research Interest

    Resilience, Crisis prevention, Risk management, Vulnerability Capacity Assessment, Social capital, collective efficacy, Social space analysis, Organization- and network management

    Research Focus

    Joint Research Project: Resilience through social cohesion - The role of organizations (ResOrt)
    PhD-project: Resilient City development – Local resilience strategies for prevention and coping with stresses, crises and disasters (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Frank Fiedrich (BUW), Prof. Dr. Dennis Dijkzeul (IFHV))


    10/2013 - 03/2017

    Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Human Geography, (Münster, Germany) - Thesis: Planning of decentral emergency supply of the population in particular situations of energy emergency

    08/2011 - 02/2012

    Erasmus Scholarship, Universidad de Cantabria (Santander, Spain)

    10/2009 - 09/2013

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in European Studies (Osnabrück, Germany)


    A Levels (Abitur) Gymnasium Marienberg (Neuss, Germany)

    Work Experience and other Activities

    Since 10/2017

    Research Associate at Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) (Bochum, Germany)

    11/2016 - 03/2017

    Pedagogical Employee, Institut für Bildungskooperationen (Münster, Germany)

    05/2015 - 11/2015

    Working student, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK), (Bonn, Germany)

    02/2015 - 04/2015

    Intern, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) (Bonn, Germany)

    02/2014 - 04/2014

    Working Student, Societaet Chorvs (Düsseldorf, Germany)

    08/2013 - 09/2013

    Working Student, Societaet Chorvs (Düsseldorf, Germany)

    09/2012 - 02/2013

    Intern, Eurabio (Brussels, Belgium)

    02/2011 - 04/2011

    Intern, Arif Ünal, Member of the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia, (Düsseldorf, Germany)

    Conferences, Panels and Workshops


    Participation in Kick-off meeting of BMBF-funding line ‚Zusammenhalt stärken in Zeiten von Krisen und Umbrüchen‘ (Promotion of social cohesion in times of crises and upheaval), Bonn, 12.-13.12.18


    Workshop organisation ‚Kooperation, Vernetzung und neue Organisationsformen im Krisenmanagement‘ (Cooperation, networking and new forms of organisation in crisis management)(with Alena Biegert and Dr. Florian Roth), DRK-Katastrophenvorsorge Fachtagung, Berlin, 22.-23.10.2018


    Workshop organisation ‚Nachbarschaft im Wandel Sozialer Zusammenhalt und Bewältigung von Umbrüchen‘ (Neighbourhood undergoing a change social cohesion and coping with upheavals) (with Dr. Tim Lukas and Bo Tackenberg), Annual Meeting Stadtteilarbeit ‚Stetig im Wandel, Innovation und Tradition in der Stadtteilarbeit‘, Verband für sozial-kulturelle Arbeit (VSKA), Cologne, 19.-21.09.2018


    ResOrt-project presentation, Seminar ‚Notfallvorsorge Energie und Wirtschaft’ (Emergency planning energy and economy), Academy for Crisis Management, Emergency Planning and Civil Protection (AKNZ), Bad-Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, 12.07.18


    Poster presentation ‚Einbindung von ungebundenen Helfenden in das organisierte Katastrophenschutzmanagement‘ (Involvement of spontaneous volunteers in civil protection management), BMBF-Innovationsforum Zivile Sicherheit, Berlin, 19.-20.06.2018

    Language Skills

    German (mother tongue)

    English (fluent)

    Spanish (intermediate)

    French (beginner)