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Dr. rer. nat. Birte Rafflenbeul

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Dr. rer. nat. Birte Rafflenbeul

Südbau, Raum 2.14

Otto-Fischer-Straße 4
50674 Köln

Telefon +49-(0)221-470-1948
Fax +49-(0)221-470-4917
E-Mail birte.rafflenbeul(at)uni-koeln.de


Fields of expertise and interest

  • Megacity Research
  • Migration studies
  • Social geography
  • Urbanization, Urban Development
  • Regional focus: China 

Current Position

Since 08/2011

PhD Candidate and Research Associate

Participation in the Priority Program 1233 „Informal Dynamics of global change“ in the DFG project „Internal and International Migrant Communities Pearl River Delta, China - Linking Informal Migration Dynamics, Global Change and Urban Health“ 

Work experience and internships:

10/2009 – 07/2011
Student assistant
Department of Geography, University of Cologne
Assistance in the research project „Patterns of migrant community formation in China’s megaurban Pearl River Delta – Linking Informal Dynamics, Governability and Global Change“

04/2007 – 03/2009
Student assistant
Department of Geography, University of Cologne
Activities: Teaching Assistant of a geography tutorial, setting up lectures and creating presentations, organizing and evaluation an e-learning tutorial

09/2008 – 02/2009
Internship
Deutsche Telekom Customer Service (DTKS), Bonn
Activities: empirical social research (qualitative and quantitative research as well as graphical realization of results), assistance in organizing of workshops, communication

06/2007 – 12/2007
Internship
ASA-program (part of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ))
Research assistant in cooperate work between the University of Cologne, Germany and the Sun Yat-Sen University Guangzhou, China (06/2007 – 12/2007) 

Academic education:

Subjects: Geography, Urban Planning, Transport economics

07/2011: Final degree
Diploma thesis: „Zur Wohn- und Arbeitssituation afrikanischer Migranten in Guangzhou und Foshan, China“ (The living and workingsituation of african migrants in Guangzhou and Foshan, China)

10/2003 – 07/2011 University of Cologne, Germany

01/2008 – 05/2008 Simon Fraser University, Canada

Publications: 

Rafflenbeul, B., 2018. Hochqualifizierte internationale Migranten und Stadtentwicklung. Eine Situationsanalyse am Beispiel der Megastadt Guangzhou im südchinesischen Perlflussdelta. Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart. 

Hillmann, F., Pahl, M., Rafflenbeul, B., Sterly, H. (Hrsg.) 2015. Environmental Change, Adaptation and Migration: Brining in the Region. Palgrave Macmillan, London. http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/environmental-change--adaptation-and-migration-felicitas-hillmann/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781137538901

Bork-Hüffer, T., Rafflenbeul, B., Kraas, F., Li, Z., 2015. Mobility and the Transiency of Social Spaces: African Merchant Entrepreneurs in China. Population Space and Place. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1002/psp.1900/asset/psp1900.pdf?v=1&t=ih2356gs&s=dbd5ee597a262a344099c8b0e5977803aea4586e

Rafflenbeul, B., Hartmann, P., Kraas, F., 2014. Deutsche in China und Chinesen in Deutschland: Migrationsprozesse und -politiken im Vergleich. In: Pape, W., Preuschoff, S., Yuqing, W., Jin, Z. (Eds.), China und Europa: Sprache und Kultur, Werte und Recht. De Gruyter, Berlin, Boston, 165-180.

Bork-Hüffer, T., Rafflenbeul, B., Kraas, F., Li, Z., 2014. Global Change, National Development Goals, Urbanization and International Migration in China: African Migrants in Guangzhou and Foshan. In: Kraas, F., Aggarwal, S., Coy, M., Mertins, G. (Eds.), Megacities – Our Global Urban Future. Springer, Heidelberg, 135-150.

Bork, T., Rafflenbeul, B., Kraas, F., Li, Z., 2012. Chinas Migrations- und Stadtpolitik: Auswirkungen für afrikanische Migranten in Guangzhou und Foshan. In: Kraas, F., Bork, T. (Eds.), Urbanisierung und internationale Migration. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden, 149-166.