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Janina Selzer
Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY
Program: Sociology

Degrees/Diplomas: B.A. Politics, Psychology and Sociology (PPS), University of Cambridge; M.A. Social Sciences (MAPSS), University of Chicago

Research Interests: critical race theory, immigration, urban sociology, qualitative methods, symbolic interactionism, gender studies

Janina Selzer received her BA in Politics, Psychology and Sociology from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2015. In 2016 she graduated with an MA in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago with a focus on racial segregation in a demographically heterogeneous neighbourhood in Chicago. Janina studies critical race theory, gender, intersectionality of inequality, urban sociology, and qualitative methods. More specifically she focuses on the construction of racial categories in the European context, as well as intersectional experiences of everyday racism in Germany. Currently, her research looks at how far-right media outlets define a German vs. a foreign identity in order to criminalize Muslim refugees.