Deniz Güneş Yardımcı
Deniz Güneş Yardımcı is a sociologist, media- and film scholar specialized in Turkish-German relations with a focus on Turkish-German migration history, cultural identity, and the cinematic representation of migration and diasporas. Yardımcı has a PhD in Media Arts/Film Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London. She further holds a BA and MA in Sociology and a BA and MA (with distinction) in Media and Communication Studies/Film Studies from the Johannes Gutenberg University-Mainz, Germany. Currently she is working on her book about ‘Culture and Identity in Turkish-German Cinema’.
Frank Gadinger is a Senior Researcher and research group leader at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research/University of Duisburg-Essen. His research interests include the appeal of populist storytelling, practices of (de-)legitimation in global governance, the power of political narratives, international practice theory, and the role of visuality in global politics.
Mustafa Gökcan Kösen
Mustafa Gökcan Kösen is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Political Science, Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz, Germany. He works as a Research and Teaching Assistant at the Department of International Relations at Istanbul Bilgi University. His major field of interest include Russian Foreign Policy, Political Psychology, and emotions in foreign policy.
Katja Freistein is a Senior Researcher and research group leader at the Centre for Global Cooperation/University of Duisburg-Essen. She is interested in narratives and visuality, international organisations and global inequalities as well as international political sociology and international political economy.
Christine Unrau is a research group leader at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany). Her research focuses on the nexus of emotions, narratives and politics, especially in the context of migration, humanitarianism, right-wing populism and (alter-)globalization.
Serkan Topal is a P.h.D. candidate at the Sociology Department of University Duisburg-Essen.He works as researcher at the Institute for Work, Skills and Training at the University of Duisburg-Essen and as a trainee at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research. His research interests include symbolic uses of politics, the global rise of populism.