Dr. Kerstin Rosenow-Williams
Since June 2016, Kerstin Rosenow-Williams (Dr. habil.) has worked for UNICEF Germany. She is currently responsible for research and monitoring in the advocacy and programming team. Before she worked for three years in the department of civil society engagement. In January 2017, she was awarded the venia legendi for sociology (habilitation) from Ruhr-University Bochum. From 2011-2016, she was post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. She studied sociology in Arcata, CA, USA, and in Bielefeld and Bamberg, Germany. From 2007-2010 she was awarded a Ph.D. scholarship by the Ruhr-University Bochum Research School funded by the German Research Foundation. In 2011, she received a Ph.D. in social science (with distinction) for her research on Islamic umbrella organizations in Germany, which she analyzed from an innovative research framework based on organizational sociology. Her Ph.D. research was awarded the second prize of the Deutscher Studienpreis 2012 competition funded by the Körber Foundation, which supports excellent and socially relevant dissertations. Her research focuses on children rights, international migration, humanitarian action, climate change and civil society organizations. Rosenow-Williams has published on these topics from a German, European, and transatlantic perspective.
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