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Universität Bremen

Prof. Dr. Yasemin Karakaşoğlu

Prof. Dr. Yasemin Karakaşoğlu

Director of the Unit for Intercultural Education
Professor for Intercultural Education (FB 12)



Unit for Intercultural Education

Phone: ++49 (0)421/218-69020 (office  Britta von Schaper)
E-Mail: karakasoglu[at]
Room: GW2 /A 2.420, Universitäts-Boulevard 13, 28359 Bremen


University of Bremen
FB 12 Unit for Intercultural Education
Postfach 33 04 40
D-28334 Bremen



Prof. Dr. Yasemin Karakaşoğlu is a full professor for Intercultural Education and head of the Unit for Intercultural Education (since 2004).

Karakaşoğlu studied Turkology, Philology and Political Sciences at the Universities of Hamburg and Ankara and worked as researcher at the Center for Studies on Turkey in Essen (1991-1995) and at the University of Essen (University of Essen 1996-2004). Her PhD was awarded the highly recognised Augsburger Wissenschaftspreis in 2000. She has published extensively on the educational situation and careers of migrant children and adolescents in Germany, Islam in German schools, the headscarf-discussion in German schools, and the living conditions and orientation of girls and women with a migrant family background. She was member of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (2009 - 2015) and is member of the advisory committees of the Freudenberg Foundation, Otto-Benecke-Foundation, the advisory board of the University of Hildesheim as well as of the BAU International University for Applied Studies, Berlin, and member of various other committees including the Board to DAAD (2016 - 2019). She was a member of the University Management as Vice President for Intercultural and International Affairs (from 2011 till 2017).


Vita / Turkish version


Selected publications


Contact Person: Dennis Barasi


Room: GW2 1.240


phone: 0049 - 421 218-69129



The exhibition entitled "Courageous Women: Women's and Gender Studies in Turkey's Academia"can be obtained free of charge to display at other venues and downloaded here.


Yasemin Karakaşoğlu and Paul Mecheril in "Das Staatsangehörigkeitsgesetz ist unwürdig, sagen Yasemin Karakaşoğlu und Paul Mecheril" (taz-article from 6-27-2019)


Yasemin Karakaşoğlu comments on the ongoing discussion on English-lessons in primary schools in Northrhine-Westfalia in the online-newspaper Migazin