Berlin Office

The staff members of the Berlin office

Dr Kristina Korte


Kristina Korte has a degree in sociology, political science and regional studies (specialising in Asia and Africa). She completed her doctorate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with a dissertation on border and migration control. Before joining the SVR, her career included working as a researcher at her alma mater and as a project coordinator for intercultural education in France and Germany.

Tel +49 30. 288 86 59 – 17

Professional background:

  • Since July 2022 Researcher at the Expert Council on Integration and Migration (SVR)
  • Researcher on the project „The Borders of the World: Processes of De- and Rebordering in a Global Perspective” (SFB 1265), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2018–2022
  • Project coordinator at Federal Volunteer Service for Refugees, Club Dialog e.V. Berlin, 2016–2018
  • Trainer for political and intercultural education (freelance), since 2015
  • Project coordinator for intercultural education, Une Terre Culturelle, Marseille, 2013–2015
  • Studies in sociology, political science and regional studies (specialising in Asia and Africa) in Berlin, Marseille and Rabat, 2006–2013

Publications (selection):

Korte, Kristina 2022: Border walls hurt the weakest and least to blame in the climate crisis. Beitrag vom 2. November 2022, in: openDemocracy. (, 04.01.2023)

Korte, Kristina 2022: Wandelndes Klima, wachsende Zäune. Wie Klimaflucht, Konflikte und Grenzbefestigungen zusammenhängen. (Blogartikel online verfügbar:

Korte, Kristina 2022: Border Fences. Migration Control, Selectivity and Power Relations at Fortified Borders. Dissertationsschrift, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Korte, Kristina 2021: Filtering or Blocking Mobility? Inequalities, Marginalization, and Power Relations at Fortified borders. In: Historical Social Research 46:3, 49–77.

Gülzau, Fabian/Mau, Steffen/Korte, Kristina 2021: Borders as Places of Control. Fixing, shifting and reinventing state borders. In: Historical Social Research 46:3, 7–22.

Mau, Steffen/Gülzau, Fabian/Korte, Kristina 2021: Grenzen erkunden. Grenzinfrastrukturen und die Rolle fortifizierter Grenzen im globalen Kontext. In: Am Ende der Globalisierung. Über die Re-Figuration von Räumen. Editors: Martina Löw et al., transcript, 129–153.

Gülzau, Fabian/Korte, Kristina 2021: Mauern aus Papier, Mauern aus Stein. In: Räume in Veränderung – Ein visuelles Lesebuch. Hrsg: Johanna Hoerning, Philipp Misselwitz. Berlin: Jovis Verlag, 130–141.

Korte, Kristina 2020: ‘Who is the Animal in the Zoo?’ Fencing in and Fencing out at the Hungarian-Serbian Border. A Qualitative Case Study. In: Journal of Borderland Studies, 1–22.