Kristine Gorgen’s DPhil success

Friday, May 22, 2020

Category: Research Centre News

Kristine Gorgen

OUCEA is happy to announce that Kristine Gorgen successfully defended her thesis online on 24th April, subject to revisions. The thesis Welcoming and Othering- civic education for adult immigrants in Germany and the United Kingdom, supervised by Prof. Therese N. Hopfenbeck and Assoc. Prof. Liam Gearon, focused on citizenship test and the preparation courses for such test in Germany and the United Kingdom. Kristine investigated the content and structure of civic education, identifying narratives of the national self and the immigrant other therein. Whilst spending the autumn of 2017 as a visiting researcher at WZB Social Science Research Centre in Berlin, she completed her data collection (observations and interviews) in Germany with subsequent data collection in England. The  examiners were: Dr Mary Richardson (UCL IOE) and Dr David Johnson (Oxford University).