Yasemin Karakasoglu

Country

Germany

Known for

Chair for Intercultural Ed. at the Dept for Ed. at the University of Bremen/Germany, Supervisor to the federal government

Yasemin Karakasoglu

Biography

Yasemin Karakasoglu was born in Wilhelmshaven-Germany. Mrs. Karakasoglu completed her academic education at the University of Hamburg and the Hacettepe University of Ankara/Turkey AWARDS. Prof. Dr. Yasemin Karakasoglu Holds the chair for Intercultural Education at the Department for Education at the University of Bremen/Germany. She has published numerous articles and books on the living situation, religious orientations and integration problems of female Muslims with a migration background in Germany, especially those from Turkish origin. For instance: "Approaches to Religion and Education of female turco-muslim students in teacher training at German universities", IKO-Verlag, Frankfurt am M. 2000, and - together with Ursula Boos-Nünning - "Living multiple worlds. A study on the living conditions of girls and young women with a migrant family background", Waxmann, Münster 2005. Prof. Karakasoglu serves as a Supervisor to the federal government in questions of Islam in Germany, Muslim Women and Youth with a migrant family background and is very often quoted in newspapers and journals as an expert on these issues. Born in the city of Wilhelmshaven as the daughter of the Turkish Sunni Izzet Karakasoglu and the German Protestant Karin Karakasoglu she completed her academic education first at the University of Hamburg in Turcology and later as a PHD in Educational Sciences at the University of Essen. Since October 2004 she is a Professor for Intercultural Education. She won in the year 2000 The Augsburg Science Award for Intercultural Studies with her PHD-Thesis on Female Muslim Students and their Understanding of Religion and Education.

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