Kristina Korte

C01: The Borders of the World II

Research Associate

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Universitätsstraße 3b
10099 Berlin


  • Academic background

  • since 03/2018

    Research assistant at the Institute of Social Sciences, Humboldt-University. PhD student in the DFG-funded collaborative research project “Refiguration of Spaces”

  • 2010 - 2013

    M.A. Social Sciences, Humboldt-University Berlin

  • 2011 - 2012

    Year abroad at „Université de Provence“, Aix-en-Provence, France

  • 2006 - 2010

    B.A. Social Sciences (with secondary subject Area Studies Asia/Africa), Humboldt-University Berlin

  • 2008 - 2009

    Semester abroad „Université Hassan II“, Mohammedia, Morocco

  • 03/2009 - 06/2009

    Research internship at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact (PIK)

  • Professional experience

  • 2016 - 2018

    Lecturer and coordinator for the federal volunteer service on migration Association Club Dialog e.V., Berlin

  • since 2015

    Trainer for political education (freelance)
    With main focus on intercultural learning and outdoor education

  • 2013 – 2015

    Trainer and coordinator for intercultural education
    Association „Une Terre Culturelle“, Marseilles

  • Grants and scholarships

  • 2007 - 2012

    Student scholarship grant, German Academic Scholarship Foundation

  • 2011 - 2012

    Travel and research grant for a year abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France

  • 2009 - 2011

    Participation in the research training group “Society and the state today”

  • 2008 - 2009

    Travel and research grant for a semester abroad in Mohammedia, Morocco

Research Focus

    • Migration and Integration

    • Borders and Boundaries

    • Racism, Identity, Transculturality

    • Environmental Policy and Climate Change


“Unequal mobilities – selectivity, security and control at highly fortified borders”


    • Mau, Steffen/ Gülzau, Fabian/Korte, Kristina (2021): Grenzen erkunden. Grenzinfrastrukturen und die Rolle fortifizierter Grenzen im globalen Kontext. In: Löw, M./ Sayman, V./ Schwerer, J./ Wolf, H. (Hrsg.): Am Ende der Globalisierung. Bielefeld: transcript.

    • Korte, Kristina (2020): ‘Who is the Animal in the Zoo?’ Fencing in and Fencing out at the Hungarian-Serbian Border. A Qualitative Case Study. In: Journal of Borderland Studies, 1-22. (peer-reviewed)