Center: Social Sciences
Supervisor: Irena Kogan
İrem Karaçay is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the CDSS of the University of Mannheim and a research associate in the project PIONEERED (Pioneering Policies and Practices Tackling Educational Inequalities in Europe) at the MZES. She holds a master’s degree in Social Sciences from the Carlos III University of Madrid – Juan March Institute of Social Sciences. During her studies in Madrid, she worked as a research assistant at the D-Lab (Discrimination and Inequality Lab) of the Carlos III University of Madrid. Here, she participated in a field experiment focusing on phenotype-based discrimination in the labor market in Spain. Her academic interests include migration, ethnic discrimination, sociology of language, sociolinguistics, and sociology of education. In addition, she is an attorney-at-law registered to Istanbul Bar Association.
For her doctoral research, Irem has started the project MULTITUDE (Multiple Languages Brought from Turkey to Germany), which explores the linguistic attitudes of Turkey-origin immigrants with diverse linguistic backgrounds in Germany. In 2021, she has won the GESS Young Scholar Award in the Social Sciences for her project.