Rafael Bohlen

Research Associate & PhD Student

    Address

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

    Nationality

    German

    Research Interests

    Organizations, Violence and Conflicts, Resilience, Transnationalism, Migration, Latin America

    Research Focus

    Institutional Resilience of Violent Actors

    Education

    Since 09/2020

    PhD candidate at the Faculty for Social Science at the Ruhr-University Bochum

    04/2017 - 04/2020

    M.A. Social Scienc at Ruhr-University Bochum, Thesis: "Que salga el régimen! - Transnationale Handlungsräume des politischen und zivilgesellschaftlichen Aktivismus von venezolanischen Migranten in Kolumbien"

    08/2018 - 02/2019

    Semester Abroad at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Mexico. Stay funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD PROMOS)

    10/2013 - 12/2016

    B.A. Social Science at Ruhr-University Bochum, Thesis: "Begleiteffekte von Interventionen in Neuen Kriegen - Plan Colombia und die Konfliktökonomie in Chocó"

    04/2013

    A-levels ('Abitur'), Gymnasium am Neandertal Erkrath (Germany)

    Work Experience

    Since 09/2020

    Research Associate at the Chair of Sociology / Organization, Migration, Participationat Ruhr-University Bochum

    Since 09/2020

    Fellow at The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research and member of the Mikrokolleg "Forced Migration" of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF)

    12/2019 - 06/2020

    Internship at the "Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)", Eschborn, Division Governance/Conflict, Competence Center Peace and Emergency Aid

    04/2017 - 12/2019

    Scientific Assistant at the Chair of Sociology (Organization, Migration, Participation, Ruhr-University Bochum

    04/2017 - 12/2019

    Scientific Assistant at the Institute for the Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB/IFHV)

    02/2016 - 05/2016

    Internship at the Research Unit of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), group: International Migration

    05/2015 - 04/2017

    Student Assistant at the Chair of Sociology / Organization, Migration, Participation in the project "Mapping Refugees Arrivals at the MediterraneanBorders (MAREM)"

    04/2015 - 04/2017

    Student Assistant at the Institute for the Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 

    Most recent Publications

    Forthcoming

    Bohlen, Rafael and Pries, Ludger: Transnational Organisations. In: Collins, F.L. & Yeoh, B., Hg., Edward Elgar Handbook on Transnationalism. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

    2020

    Bohlen, Rafael: Que Salga el Régimen! Transnationale Handlungsräume zwischen 'Exit, Voice and Loyalty' - Eine Explorative Fallstudie zu (forcierter) Migration und politischem Aktivismus venezolanischer Migranten in Kolumbien. IFHV Working Papers, 10.

    2019

    Pries, Ludger and Bohlen, Rafael: Transnational Migration and the Travelling of Religious Beliefs. In: Andreas Bieler, HyeRan Kim-Cragg, Illona Nord & Isolde Karle, Hg., Religion and Migration. Negotiating Hospitality, Agency and Vulnerability. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, pp. 21-40.

    2019

    Dijkzeul, Dennis; Fauser, Margit and Bohlen, Rafael: Conclusion: What is the Relevance of Diaspora Organizations for International Relations Theory and Research?, In: Dennis Dijkzeul & Margit Fauser, Eds.., Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs. London: Routledge, pp. 176-193. 

    2019

    Pries, Ludger and Bohlen, Rafael: Lateinamerika und Internationale Migration. In: Günther In: Maihold, Hartmut Sangmeister und Nikolaus Werz, Hg., Handbuch Lateinamerika. Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 634-642. 

    2017

    Dijkzeul, Dennis; Bohlen, Rafael and Mehrabi, Flora: Auf Krisen Vorbereiten: Summer School 'Humanitarian Action in the 21st Century'. Neues Handbuch Hochschullehre, C 2.38.

    2017

    Bohlen, Rafael; Schulte, Stefanie; Bahar, Yeter: Report Malta. In: Anna Gansbergen, Ludger Pries und Juliana Witkowski, Hg., Versunken im Mittelmeer - Flüchtlingsorganisationen und das europäische Asylsystem. Bielefeld: Transcript.

    Grants and Awards

    2021

    Grant "Begleitkurs zur Masterarbeit: Qualitative Methoden in der Krisenforschung" together with Dennis Dijkzeul, by "Forschendes Lernen", Ruhr-University Bochum

    11/2020

    International Realization Budget, Research School, Ruhr-University Bochum

    Since 09/2020

    PhD-Scholarship by the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research

    2020

    Nomination for best M.A. thesis award in Sociology by the German Sociological Association (GSA)

    07/2019 - 08/2019

    DAAD-PROMOS Scholarship: Field Research in Bogotá and Cúcuta, Colombia for M.A. thesis

    2018

    Grant for "Summer School Humanitarian Action" together with Dennis Dijkzeul by GLS Treuhand 

    08/2018 - 02/2019

    DAAD-PROMOS Scholarship: Semester Abroad at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Mexico

    Other Engagement

    Since 2021

    Reviewer for the IFHV Working Paper Series, Ruhr-University Bochum

    Since 2020

    Reviewer for the Research School, Ruhr-University Bochum

    2019

    Tutor, Lecture Class "Grundfragen und Hauptbegriffe der Soziologie"

    2017 - 2018

    Tutor, Exercise Class "Grundfragen und Hauptbegriffe der Soziologie"

    Language Skills

    German (mother tongue)

    English (fluent)

    Spanish (fluent)