Berlin Office

The staff members of the Berlin office

Dr Isabelle Schäfer


Isabelle Schäfer gained her PhD in social and political sciences at the University of Bath, UK, where she explored the role of universities in refugee integration in the UK. Prior to that she studied comparative and international education at the University of Oxford, UK. From 2012 to 2016 Isabelle Schäfer worked in communications at the World Bank Latin America and the Caribbean in Mexico City.

Professional background (extract):

  • Research Associate at the Expert Council on Integration and Migration (SVR), since July 2023
  • PhD in social and political sciences, University of Bath, UK, 2017–2022
  • Master’s degree in education (comparative and international education), Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK, 2016–2017
  • Online Communications Producer, Mexico City, World Bank Latin America and the Caribbean, 2012–2016
  • Freelance editor, Mexico City, 2011–2012
  • Editor, Handelszeitung, Zürich, 2010–2011
  • Master’s degree in journalism (dual degree), Columbia University, New York City and Sciences Po Paris, 2008–2010
  • Degree in social sciences and humanities (focusing on Germany, France and the European Union), Sciences Po Paris, Nancy, 2005–2008