Dr. Dita Vogel works as senior researcher at the University of Bremen in the Unit for Intercultural Education since 2012. Her research focusses on the question how schools and society deal with migration, including irregular and refugee migration. As principal investigator in research project TraMiS, she organises a research and development process with the aim of finding adequate school reactions to exemplary situations of transnational mobility and migration (2018-2021). From 2014-2017, she was a leading researcher in the project "Addressing Demand in Anti-trafficking Efforts and Policies" (DemandAT). She teaches intercultural education for future teachers and other students of education.
Vogel has published numerous studies and articles on political, economic and social issues concerning migration in a comparative perspective, particularly school practices with regard to newly arrived migrants, migration control, irregular migration, trafficking in human beings, German migration policy and on civic participation of immigrants.
She holds a diploma in economics (University of Cologne 1989) and published her doctoral thesis on the fiscal impact of immigration in 1996, before specialising in interdisciplinary and qualitative methods and in educational sciences. Previously, she held research and teaching positions at the University of Bremen (1989-1997), the University of Oldenburg (1998-2007) and the Hamburg Institute of Economics (2007-2010), and she worked independently in the framework of Network Migration in Europe (2011-2013).
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The Federal Republic of Germany has always been heavily influenced by migration, both of a permanent and temporary nature. Despite high levels of immigration, government policies did not consider Germany a country of immigration until the new residence law that came into force in 2005. Since then, immigration is no...