Sarah Gerwens

Sarah Gerwens

PhD Candidate

European Institute

English, German
Key Expertise
Race, Migration, Islamophobia, Qualitative Methods

About me

Sarah Gerwens is investigating the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of Muslim immigrant integration from the perspective of non-Muslim Germans, including a critical analysis of the concepts and racialized constructs involved in this process. To do so, she adopts a Critical Whiteness perspective and focuses on the local and interpersonal aspects of ‘integration’. Sarah’s research interests include ‘integration’, migration policymaking, race and racism, Islamophobia, identity, and qualitative methods. Her doctoral research is funded by an LSE scholarship.

Sarah holds an MSc in Global Europe: Culture and Conflict from LSE as well as a BA in Global Studies and Psychology from Hofstra University (USA). Alongside her studies, she has gained professional experience in the German and European parliament, as well as the NGO sector and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Academic Supervisors

Prof Esra Ozyurek