Pinar Ulumaskan

Ph.D. Student (2016 Cohort)
Pinar Ulumaskan

Dissertation Project

Diaspora Civil Society Mobilization in Germany

Professional Background

Predoctoral Teaching and Research Associate, Project Management


German, Kurdish, Turkish, Qualitative Methods, Atlas:ti



Pinar Ulumaskan’s research interests span the field of migration studies, political mobilization and civil society studies. She seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the political participation and integration process of migrant groups through the case study of Kurdish organizations in Germany. Her dissertation project will explore how changing opportunity structures and shifts within Germany’s integration policy affect political and civil society engagement between diasporic groups and government institutions.

Pinar received her B.A. in political science from the University of Göttingen (2013) and her M.A. in international studies from the University of Washington (2016).

Grants & Fellowships

  • Graduate School Chester Fritz Fellowship for International Research, University of Washington, 2017.
  • Professionalization Scholarship, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, 2017.
  • Professional Grant for Invitation of International Guest Speaker, University of Washington, 2017.
  • Predoctoral Fellowship, Religion Initiative, Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2016/2017.
  • JSIS Shedd Memorial Scholarship, Jackson School, University of Washington, 2016.
  • Graduate School Top Scholar Fellowship, University of Washington, 2013/2014.
  • DAAD Fellowship, Department of Political Science, University of Göttingen, 2011/2012

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