YEAR OF ENROLLMENT
Elias Steinhilper studied Political Science and Sociology in Berlin (FU Berlin), Colchester (University of Essex) and Freiburg. Since 2014 he is conducting doctoral research on political protest by forced migrants in Europe under the supervision of Prof. Donatella della Porta. He has hold visiting researcher positions at HU Berlin, UC Berkeley and SciencePo Paris. His academic interest is located at the intersection of migration & border studies, contentious politics, and urban studies. Beyond academia, Elias has interned as a Human Rights observer in Chiapas, with the United Nations (OHCHR), worked as a (radio) journalist, and has been involved in various migrant solidarity and urban garden initiatives.
TOPIC OF PHD PROJECT
Political protest by forced migrants in Europe (Supervisor: Prof. della Porta).
Contentious Politics, Migration Studies, Political Sociology.