New PhD Student

Ashraf Rachid is new PhD Student at the Department

09.09.2020 | Line Kjær Vesterbæk

Ashraf Rachid

Ashraf Rachid. Foto: privat

Hi! My name is Ashraf Rachid and I am a new PhD student at the department. I will be a part of the Sociology-section.

My project will focus on what the social networks of immigrants mean for their integration in Danish society. By conceptualising these social networks as a certain kind of social capital, and therefore as resources, I want to investigate what these informal social bonds means for integration – and for immigrants’ prospects of reaching Danish citizenship. The project will draw on both quantitative and qualitative methods.

The data will be collected in close collaboration with the newly started research project at the department, “Outside Citizenship”, led by Per Mouritsen.

I hold both a B.A. in Information Studies and a B.Sc. in Political Science from Aarhus University. During my B.A. I spent a semester at the Department of Sociological Studies at University of Sheffield in the UK. My PhD project is a ‘4+4’ which means that I still have some ECTS to do before I also get my Master’s degree in Political Science!

My main supervisor is Rune Stubager and my co-supervisor is Per Mouritsen.

When I’m outside the ‘yellow walls’ I like to play basketball and go to concerts… Sad times for us who love to go to concerts!

1332-120 is where you can find me. Feel free to drop by and say hi. Also, feel free to knock on my door if you need a buddy to go to the coffee machine with!

I look forward to meeting everyone.