Miriam Tekath M. A.

Miriam Tekath

Research Fellow

Contact information

+49 6421 28-24916 +49 6421 28-24528 miriam.tekath@staff 1 Ketzerbach 11
35032 Marburg
F|20 Institutsgebäude (Room: 101 resp. +1/0010)

Organizational unit

Philipps-Universität Marburg Zentrum für Konfliktforschung (ZfK)

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    Miriam Tekath is working as a research fellow in Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bonacker’s team at the Center for Conflict Studies. Her academic work is combining a political research interest with micro-sociological research approaches and focuses on social conflicts in societies, which are polarized by secessionist aspirations.

    Her PhD-project “(Un)making sense of differences – reconsidering the meaning of politicized differences for everyday conflict interactions” seeks to understand the process of meaning-making regarding politicized differences in everyday conflict interactions. The politicization processes of the long-term secessionist conflicts in Quebec (Canada) and in Casamance (Senegal) represent the empirical framework for analyzing the respective universities as micro-contexts of social polarization. The interaction strategies by university members who are coping everyday with the contradiction between politicization and cooperation will help us understand the accompanying conflict dynamics and provide insights for conflict transformation in highly polarized societies.

    In addition, Miriam Tekath is working as a research fellow in the DSF-funded project Knowledge and Peacebuilding. The Epistemic Practice of the German Parliament in the Context of Peacebuilding- and Stabilization Mandates for UN and EU Missions in Mali (2013 – 2019) led by Dr. Werner Distler.

    Specific research interests:

    • Social Conflict Dynamics and Everyday Interaction
    • Politics of Difference and Theories of Multiculturalism
    • Regulation and Transformation of Conflicts (with a focus on social diversity)
    • Mediation
    • Securitization
    • Higher Education in Processes of Peace and Conflict
    • Regional Focus: Canada, Senegal, Countries of the Francophonie, South-East Europe
    • Methodical & Methodological Focus: Interviews & Qualitative Content Analysis, Group Discussions & Documentary Methodical & Methodological Focus: Interviews & Qualitative Content Analysis, Group Discussions & Documentary Method
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    Publications

    07/2020: Soziologie des Konflikts. KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11577-020-00692-1

    02/2020: Elevator Pitch und Speed-Dating. Eine vielversprechende Methodenkombination für die Lehre in der Friedens- und Konfliktforschung. Lehrgut - Ein Blog für Lehrende der Friedens- und Konfliktforschung. https://lehrgut.hypotheses.org/1285

    12/2018: Wege der Hochschulkooperation zwischen Dili und Marburg. Newsletter 2017 Deutsche Osttimor Gesellschaft. https://osttimor.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/DOTG_Newsletter_2017.pdf

    Teaching

    Summer Term 2020: Mediation und zivile Konfliktbearbeitung. Anwendungsfelder und aktuelle Herausforderungen (MA, digital seminar)

    Winter Term 2019/20: Mediation im Kontext. Die vielfältigen Anwendungsfelder der Konfliktvermittlung (BA)

    July 2019: Statebuilding and political violence in Europe and beyond (in english, course at the Hessen International Summer University, Marburg)

    Summer Term 2019: Peacebuilding & Differenzpolitik: Konfliktbearbeitung in Kontexten gesellschaftlicher Diversität (MA)

    Winter Term 2018/19: Institutionelle Konfliktregelung in heterogenen Gesellschaften (BA)

    Presentations

    15.02.2020, Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries 2020:
    La protection de la langue française comme ordre politique au Québec: Pratiques quotidiennes et conflits intergénérationnels

    22.11.2019, Workshop on the Annual Colloquium of the AFK-working group "curriculum und didactics" on innovative teaching in peace and conflict studies:
    Elevator Pitch und Speeddating. Eine Methodenkombination als Mittelweg aus dem Komplexität-Reduktions-Dilemma?

    15.11.2019, Presentation at the First Joint Research Workshop Conflict Analysis Reserach Center (University of Kent) und the Center for Conflict Studies:
    (Un)making sense of differences - reconsidering the meaning of politicized differences for everyday conflicts 

    25.06.2019, Research-Showcase for the Saferworld-Project "Youth Delegates for Tolerance and Democracy" from Kyrgyzstan:
    Multilingualität und intergenerationelle Konflikte in Québec

    12.06.2019, Lecture Series "Romanistik im Diskurs", Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg:
    Konfliktive Kontinuitäten der Stillen Revolution in Québec

    13.05.19, Zentrumskolloquium "Let's talk about conflict":
    'Little Security Nothings' and Everyday Conflicts: the Securitization of the French Language in Québec

    07.03.19, Kolloquium der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (AFK):
    Die Europäische Union und ihre Regionen – Narrative zur Gewalt auf Korsika

    Positions

    since 09/2020 | Research Fellow in the DSF-funded project Knowledge and Peacebuilding. The Epistemic Practice of the German Parliament in the Context of Peacebuilding- and Stabilization Mandates for UN and EU Missions in Mali (2013 – 2019)

    since 02/2019 | Representative of the Academic Mid-Level Faculty at the directory of the Center for Conflict Studies, Philipps-University Marburg

    since 08/2018 | Research Fellow, Center for Conflict Studies, Philipps-University Marburg

    08/2017-08/2018 | Student Research Assistant, Center for Conflict Studies, Philipps-University Marburg

    03/2017-08/2018 | Student Research Assistant, Collaborative Research Centre „Dynamics of Security“, Philipps-University Marburg

    07/2016-10/2016 | Student Research Assistant, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Osnabrueck

    12/2015-11/2016 | Student Research Assistant, Equal Opportunity Office, University of Osnabrueck

    11/2014-12/2014 | Student Research Assistant, Institute for Political Science, University of Bremen

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Office HoursOffice Hours

    During the semester: Wednesday 10-11 am & by arrangement
    During the semester break: 22.07.20, 05.08.20 & 16.09.20 from 10-11 am & by arrangement

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    3. Choose a free time slot (please leave me your email address in the box "Kommentar zur Anmeldung“). If you think you need more than 20 minutes please book two appointments.
    4. I will then send you further information on the digital office hours.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen EducationEducation

    • 02/2018 | Certificate as a Mediator (with a focus on non-violent communication)
    • 10/2016-05/2018 | Master of Arts „Peace and Conflict Studies“, Philipps-University Marburg
    • 10/2015-02/2019 | Master of Arts „Political Science: Democratic Governance and Civil Society“, University of Osnabrueck (with distinction)
    • 08-12/2013 | Semester abroad, University of Montreal, Canada
    • 10/2011-05/2015 | Bachelor of Arts „Political Science“ (Major) and „French“ (Minor), University of Bremen (with distinction)
  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen ScholarshipsScholarships

    • Graduate Student Scholarship des International Council for Canadian Studies (2020)
    • Scholarship Honours of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries for a Research Stay in Canada (2018)
    • Scholarship „Deutschlandstipendium“, Philipps-University Marburg (2016-2017)
    • Scholarship by the ASA-Program for an internship in Cameroon (2015)
    • Scholarship „Deutschlandstipendium“, University of Bremen (2012-2015)
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