September 1st, 2021: New Team Member

Jana KuhlemannWe are happy to announce that Jana Kuhlemann is now part of the PARFORM team. Jana is a PhD student in Sociology at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS) of the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS, University of Mannheim). Jana will be involved in most phases of the project, from developing and testing the questionnaire for the quantitative surveys to evaluating and analysing the collected data at the end of the project.

September 1st, 2021: New Team Member

Michelle MaierWe are excited to welcome Michelle Maier to the PARFORM team. As a student assistant, she will help review the questionnaire for the quantitative survey. She will also do research on different subjects related to the project such as the measurement of the physical attractiveness of interview participants. Further, she will provide support for different organizational tasks.

September 1st, 2021: New Team Member

Omar AlsawadWe are excited to welcome Omar Alsawadi to the PARFORM team. As a student assistant, one of his main tasks will be to transcribe and translate the Arabic in-depth audio interviews into German text. Moreover, he will help testing the questionnaire for the quantitative survey and check its translation from Arabic to German.

May 11th, 2021: Start of in-depth Interviews​ ​

Below you can see a flyer in Arabic that we have distributed in various locations in Berlin and Mannheim so far. It describes briefly the PARFORM study and says that we are searching for our in-depth interviews for Syrian men, who are between 18 and 30 years old and migrated to Germany between 2014 and 2018.

Parform Flyer in Arabic

May 1st, 2021: New Team Member

Chadi Abdul-RidaWe are excited to welcome Chadi Abdul-Rida to the PARFORM team. As a postdoc he will contribute to the examination of the refugee partnership patterns and coordinate the organization of the in-depth interviews with recent refugees. Chadi has completed his PhD at the Technische Universität Chemnitz. His main interests are in the areas of migration research and family sociology. We are looking forward to working with you!

March 1st, 2021: New Team Member

Stefanie HeyneWe are happy to welcome Stefanie Heyne, who has joined the PARFORM team as a postdoc. She will be focusing on the examination of the preference structure of recent refugees and the established members of the German society, and coordinate the sample selection for the panel study. Her main research interests are gender inequality, family sociology, education and labour markets, comparative research and methods. She joins us from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Welcome, Stefanie, we are excited to have you on the team!

March 1st, 2021: Project Launch

We are excited to announce the launch of the PARFORM project. We seek to provide novel insights into refugees’ partnership formation and contribute to scholarly debates on immigrants’ social integration.
In particular we focus on the role of social media and online dating. Examining partnership preference structure of both recent refugees and more established members of the German society will also be in the core of the undertaking. The research team is based at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and we are also collaborating with Infas Institute for Applied Social Sciences. This project would not be possible without the generous support by the European Research Council through its Consolidator Grant program.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 864683).