New Research Assistant

Juliane Høgh Schmidt
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Hi everyone,

My name is Juliane, and I have recently joined the department as a research assistant for Kristina Bakkær Simonsen, where I will be assisting on an exciting and important research project on moralization and immigration. I am excited to be part of the political sociology section.

Although I am new to this role, I am familiar with the department as I have studied political science here and served as a teaching assistant several times during my student years. In the summer of 2023, I submitted my Master's Thesis on gendered socialization among university students. Now, I am here and remain deeply committed to bring topics such as diversity, gender, immigration, discrimination, and minoritization on the research agenda. 

My academic study journey so far has revealed a specific inclination towards qualitative inquiries, allowing me to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms behind people's reflections, reactions, and choices concerning the mentioned subejcts.

Outside of work, I enjoy engaging in creative activities where I can produce tangible creations such as paintings or jewelry. I love to share these activities with my family and friends, whether it's collaborating on building a new table or bookcase with my father (with the minor detail that he handles the construction while I make coffee and decide on the color). Additionally, I prioritize exploring new cultural experiences, whether by traveling or meeting people from different backgrounds, both locally and internationally.

You are always welcome to visit my office (1331-313). I look forward to meeting and learning more about you and your research