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Research Projects

Ongoing Third-Party Funded Projects

HBS Research Training Program 055 "New Challenges in Ageing Societies"

The Hans Böckler Foundation has approved funding for the research training group "New Challenges in Aging Societis" (PK 055) with a provisional term of three years at the TU Dortmund University. The program awards twelve scholarships for researchers studying the challenges of demographic change in times of multiple crises (climate, pandemics, wars) for individuals, families and societies. The spokespersons of the research group are Prof. Martina Brandt and Prof. Mona Motakef from the Department of Socail Sciences. Further participating researchers include Prof. Nicole Burzan, Prof. Jürgen Howaldt (Social Research Cener), Prof. Angelika Poferl and Prof. Monika Reichert, all from the Department of Social Sciences, as well as Prof. Susanne Frank from the Department of Spatial Planning and Prof. Uwe Wilkesmann from the Center of Higher Education (zhb). 

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Completed Externally Funded Projects

Ambivalent Order of Recognition. "Doing Reproduction" und "Doing Family" Beyond the 'Normal' Family

The DFG project is located at the Institute for Social Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The project is led by Prof. Dr. Mona Motakef, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Almut Peukert, and Prof. Dr. Christine Wimbauer. Project collaborators are Leoni Linek and Julia Teschlade. The project runs from 1 January 2018 to 31 July 2021.

MO 3194/2-1, PE 2612/2-1, WI 2142/7-1

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Unequal Recognition? 'Work' and 'Love' in the Life Context of Precariously Employed People

This DFG project (Wi2142/5-1) was located at the University of Tübingen for the first year and then at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and was directed by Prof. Christine Wimbauer. Mona Motakef and Ellen Ronnsiek were research associates. The project ran from 1 May 2014 to 30 September 2017.

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Maria Weber Grant of the Hans Böckler Foundation

With the Maria Weber Grant, the Hans Böckler Foundation supports outstanding researchers in the postdoc phase. At the Institute of Social Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Mona Motakef researched whether the precariousness of insecure employees extends to their life context, and thus also to close relationships, or whether these can cushion possible recognition deficits from the employment period. For this research, she received a Hans Böckler Foundation-funded substitution for her courses in the Winter Semester 2018 / 2019.

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