Center: Social Sciences
Supervisor: Frank Kalter
Nader Hotait is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the CDSS. During his Bachelor’s, he studied at the University of Augsburg and Humboldt University of Berlin. He eventually obtained his degree in Social Sciences and later graduated in sociology at the University of Potsdam (Master of Arts) with distinction. His thesis discussed and unified the methodology of the field and standard causal analysis on the empirical example of German sociological organizations. Currently, he works as a research associate at the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) at Humboldt University of Berlin. Nader’s academic work experience to date includes the University of Potsdam, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and the German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM). These experiences comprise of participation in different research projects, including, D:ISLAM, DIGITSOC, PolDem, #AFROZENSUS.
Nader’s topical interests revolve around religious communities, race and migration, health, relational social theories, computational social sciences, research methodology, social inequality and stratification. His methodological interests incorporate causality and inference, machine learning, natural language processing, multilevel and panel models, and clustering and multiway methods. The combination of these interests will be addressed when Nader investigates the strategies of radicalization by, and the defense of the Muslim community against, Islamists off and online during his PhD project.