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Dr. Ines Michalowski

Portrait Dr. Ines Michalowski (photo: David Ausserhofer)
Research Fields
  • Organizations and Diversity
  • Military and Religious Diversity
  • Integration policies
  • Citizenship
fon: +49 30 25491 455
fax: +49 30 25491 452
mail: ines [dot] michalowski [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Research Fellow of the Research Unit

In fall 2017 and summer 2018 Ines Michalowski will be a visiting professor for sociology, especially sociology of religion at the University of Göttingen (interim professorship Matthias Koenig) 

since 03/2008 Research Fellow at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center

02 – 04/2015 Visiting Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard

10/2014 – 11/2014 Guest Professor for Migration and Integration Research at the University of Vienna

09/2008 – 07/2009 Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, D.C.

04/ 2007 - 02/2008 Postdoctoral Fellow at the DFG Graduate School “Negotiating Processes of the Civil Society”, Münster

05/ 2006 - 12/2006 WZB Berlin Social Research Center, Junior Researcher, AKI Program on “Intercultural Conflicts and Societal Integration”

11/ 2005 - 05/2006  Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), Osnabrück, Junior Researcher, European Network of Excellence “IMISCOE”

2007 Ph.D. in sociology and political science (co-tutelle), University of Münster and Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (CSO, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris)

2002 – 2005 Member of the DFG Graduate School "Migration in Modern Europe", IMIS, University of Osnabrück

2001  Master (D.E.A.) in Sociology of Organizations, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris

2000 Maîtrise in Anthropology, Université Paris X – Nanterre


Selected Publications

Michalowski, Ines (2015): "What Is at Stake When Muslims Join the Ranks? An International Comparison". In: Religion, State & Society, Vol. 43, No. 1, Special Section "Muslim Military Chaplaincy", S. 41-58
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  • Helbling, Marc/Michalowski, Ines (2017): "A New Agenda for Immigration and Citizenship Policy Research". In: Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 50, No. 1, Special Issue "Immigration and Citizenship Policy Research", edited by MarcHelbling/InesMichalowski, S. 3-13. (vorab online publiziert 07.09.2016)
  • Koopmans, Ruud/Michalowski, Ines (2017): "Why Do States Extend Rights to Immigrants? Institutional Settings and Historical Legacies Across 44 Countries Worldwide". In: Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 50, No. 1, S. 41-74. (vorab online publiziert 24.06.2016)
  • Höhne, Jutta/Michalowski, Ines (2016): "Long-term Effects of Language Course Timing on Language Acquisition and Social Contacts. Turkish and Moroccan Immigrants in Western Europe". In: International Migration Review, Vol. 50, No. 1, S. 133-162. (vorab online publiziert 10. April 2015)
  • Michalowski, Ines/Burchardt, Marian (2015): "Islam in Europe. Cross-national Differences in Accommodation and Explanations". In: Marian Burchardt/Ines Michalowski (Eds.): After Integration. Islam, Conviviality and Contentious Politics in Europe. Reihe Islam und Politik. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 105-125.
  • Carol, Sarah/Helbling, Marc/Michalowski, Ines (2015): "A Struggle over Religious Rights? How Muslim Immigrants and Christian Natives View the Accommodation of Religion in Six European Countries". In: Social Forces, Vol. 94, No. 2, S. 647-671. (vorab online publiziert 15. März 2015)
  • Michalowski, Ines (2014): "Legitimizing Host Country Institutions. A Comparative Analysis of the Content of Civic Education Courses in France and Germany". In: John R. Bowen/Christophe Bertossi/Jan Willem Duyvendak/Mona Lena Krook (Eds.): European States and Their Muslim Citizens. The Impact of Institutions on Perceptions and Boundaries. Cambridge Studies in Law and Society Series. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, S. 164-188.
  • Michalowski, Ines/Oers, Ricky van (2012): "How Can We Categorise and Interpret Civic Integration Policies?". In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 38, No. 1, S. 163-171. (Vorab online publiziert 19. Dezember 2011)
  • Koopmans, Ruud/Michalowski, Ines/Waibel, Stine (2012): "Citizenship Rights for Immigrants. National Political Processes and Cross-National Convergence in Western Europe, 1980–2008". In: American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 117, No. 4, S. 1202-1245.
  • Finotelli, Claudia/Michalowski, Ines (2012): "Introduction. The Heuristic Potential of Models of Citizenship and Immigrant Integration Reviewed". In: Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Vol. 10, No. 3, S. 231–240.
  • Michalowski, Ines (2011): "Required to Assimilate? The Content of Citizenship Tests in Five Countries". In: Citizenship Studies, Vol. 15, No. 6-7, S. 749-768.
  • Cadge, Wendy/Griera, Mar/Lucken, Kristen/Michalowski, Ines (2017): "Religion in Public Institutions. Comparative Perspectives from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe". In: Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 56, No. 2, S. 226-233. (vorab online publiziert 10.08.2017)
The Organization of Religious Diversity in the Military
Duration: 2008-
Funding: WZB and Transatlantic Academy (October 2008 - July 2009)
Duration: 2007-
Funding: WZB
Head: Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans, Prof. Jean Tillie (Universiteit van Amsterdam); Prof. Dirk Jacobs (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Prof. Paul Statham (University of Bristol), Prof. Marco Giugni (Université de Genève), Prof. Manlio Cinalli (Sciences Po Paris),
Staff: Prof. Dr. Sarah Carol, Dr. Ines Michalowski, Evelyn Ersanilli, PhD (University of Oxford); Prof. Jonathan Laurence (Boston College)
Duration: 2009-
Funding: European Commission, 7th Framework Programme
Head: Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans, Evelyn Ersanilli, PhD (University of Oxford)
Duration: 2008-
Funding: WZB
Duration: 2009-2012
Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Nachwuchswissenschaftlernetzwerk)