Meet the survey group!

PeopleThe survey group is a subgroup within the working group of diversity, equal opportunities, and working conditions of the Leibniz PhD Network. This group’s task is to develop, conduct, and evaluate internal surveys that help the network to know more about the doctoral researchers it represents. This information will then be utilized to shape the argument’s thrust of the network in order to advocate fair working conditions for its members.

Meet here those who are behind this important mission!

Yusuf Nadi Karatay
yusuf.jpgI’m doing my PhD research on greenhouse gas mitigation strategies in agriculture at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) in Potsdam. I contribute to developing the survey in our working group. I most enjoy reading/talking about languages, history, and evolution. Sports (esp. basketball) and music are also essential for me.


Christa Gotter
ChristaI am currently doing my PhD at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) on the working conditions of livestock workers on East German large-scale farms and their professional ethics when interacting with the animals. In our working group I am coordinating the development process, and contributing to the design of the survey. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, meeting and talking with friends, and listening to music.

Verena Ott
VerenaI am currently preparing a PhD thesis while working in a project about migration and its potentials for rural regions in Saxony-Anhalt at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig. Being involved in the group from the beginning, I find it a really good opportunity to learn more about survey design. Plus: I enjoy the nice atmosphere in our working group!

Antonio Arcudi
antonio.jpgI’m currently doing my PhD at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (Leibniz Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, HSFK) on contestation and development of international norms: I’m interested in the question of how disputes on international norms affect the norm’s development. I studied Political Science, Economics and Peace and Conflict Research before. In my free time, I like traveling and doing sports, for example bouldering, football, and cycling.

Tom Konzack
tom.jpgI am a doctoral PhD representative at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg. The focus of my dissertation is on social movement radicalization, in particular towards terrorism. I also work in a project on discrimination, grievances, and mobilization of religious minorities. In our working group, I contribute to the creation of our survey and am interested in equal working conditions of doctoral researchers. My leisure time I use for bouldering, longboarding, concerts, and traveling.

Other members of the survey group
Richard Höchenberger, German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE)
Friedrich Anders, Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)

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