DGA Doctoral Student and Teaching Assistant Sabrina Axster
was awarded the DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship
funded by the German Academic Exchange Service
in late September 2016. As part of the fellowship, Sabrina will spent May and June 2017 at the American Institute of Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at John Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., to conduct a comparison of the role private actors play in migration control in Germany and the US and to further explore how this trend emerged. As an output of her research stint, she will teach a seminar at AICGS and prepare a working paper.
The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship is awarded twice a year to applicants who have completed or are currently working on a PhD and who focus on one of the Institute's three research and programming areas: (1) Business and Economics
; (2) Foreign and Domestic Policy
; and (3) Society, Culture and Politics
. Students must be American or German citizens or be affiliated with DAAD Centers for German and European Studies. Applications for the 2017 fall session (July - December) are due on February 28