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Dr. Sascha Krannich

Sascha Krannich is research associate at Giessen University, Germany, and co-editor of the Springer VS series „Studies on Migration and Integration Policies.“ He holds a PhD from Munster University, Germany. His research focuses on international migration and development, student migration, immigration policies, and global health. In the frame of his research projects, he conducted several research stays abroad – including at University of Oxford; Princeton University; University of California, Los Angeles; Universidad Javeriana, Colombia and Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico. Currently, he is conducting research projects on international student migration in Germany and the United States (funded by the German Research Foundation) and on transnational health-related commitment of the global Tamil diaspora in Sri Lanka (funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation).

Curriculum Vitae


Visiting Researcher
Princeton University, Office of Population Research (OPR), USA (funded by the DFG)


Visiting Academic
University of Oxford, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), UK (funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation)

Research Associate
Giessen University, Institute for the History of Medicine, Research Group Migration and Human Rights (FGMM)
Guest Lecturer
Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Department for Social and Cultural Sciences
Postdoc and Research Fellow
Siegen University, Institute for Advanced Study (FoKoS)
04/2016- 03/2018 Visiting Researcher
Kwame Nkruma University, Kumasi, Ghana; Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Social Sciences Department, Colombia; Atma Jaya University, Jakarta, Indonesia; Bethlehem University, Palestine; Orbeliani University, Georgia (funded by the Research Commission of the Union of Dioceses in Germany (VDD)) 
04/2016 PhD Political Science
Graduate School of Politics, Münster University
PhD scholarship by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES)
(dissertation: "The Reconquest of Paradise? How Indigenous Mexican Migrants Construct Community in the United States and Mexico")

Visiting Research Fellow
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), USA (FES scholarship)


Visiting Academic
Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School, USA (DAAD scholarship)

05-08/2010 Visiting Researcher
Universidad de Guadalajara, Institute of Sociology, Mexico

MA Political Science, Sociology and Economics, Münster University


Study Year Abroad
Hastings College, Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture, USA

Main Research

  • Migration and Development
  • Transnationalism
  • Migration and Integration Policies
  • Migration in an International Comparison
  • International Student Migration
  • International Labor Migration
  • Migration and Health
  • Global Health

Current Research Projects

  • The Impact of Studies and Scholarships Abroad on Developmental Commitment at Home. A Case Study about DAAD and Fulbright Alumni from the Global South  
    Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG), 2022-2024
    Guidance: Dr. Sascha Krannich and Prof. Dr. Uwe Hunger

  • Diaspora Transnational Migrant Philanthropy: The Commitment of Tamils in Germany and the United Kingdom in Reconstructing the Health Care System in Post-War Sri Lanka since 2009  

    Funding: Fritz Thyssen Foundation, 2020-2022
    Guidance: Dr. Sascha Krannich
    Assistants: Cecile van Maanen, Laura-Alina Fabich and Thivitha Edwin


Additional Professional Activities

Consultant and speaker for different organizations and foundations:

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Schader Stiftung, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst (KAAD), Diakonie, Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO), Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Atlantische Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz, Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen, Evangelische Akademie Loccum, samo.fa Migrant*innennetzwerk etc.

Memberships and Elected Positions

International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion Network (IMISCOE)

IMISCOE Standing Committee on Education and Social Inequality

American Political Science Association (APSA)

German Political Science Association (DVPW)

Research Group “Migration and Human Rights,” Giessen University (FGMM)

Spokesman, working group “Global Health and Human Rights,” Giessen University

Spokesman, section “Human Rights and Democracy,” Giessen University

Spokesman, DVPW working group “Migration Policies”

Publications (selection)

Presentations (selection)