Dr. Simone Christ

Photo: Dr Simone Christ is a social anthropologist and head of the postgraduate programme

Function: Senior Researcher and Head of the Postgraduate Training Programme

Specialization: Social Anthropology

Work areas:

  • Displacement/forced migration
  • Labour migration
  • Transnationalism, transnational families
  • Integration
  • Culture of migration
  • Migration and development

Responsibilities in education and training:


since 5/2022 German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
(until 6/2022 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE))
Senior Researcher, Research Programme "Inter- and Transnational Cooperation" and Head of the Postgraduate Research Programme
7/2016-12/2021 Bonn International Center for Conflict Studies (BICC)
Senior Researcher
2015 University of Bonn
PhD in Southeast Asian Studies
7/2008-6/2016 University of Bonn, Department of Southeast Asian Studies
2003-2008 University of Trier
M.A. (Sociology, Social Anthropology, Political Science)


  • German Anthropological Association (GAA)

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces