The Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration is based on an initiative of the Stiftung Mercator and the Volkswagen Foundation. The initiative includes seven member foundations. In addition to the Stiftung Mercator and the Volkswagen Foundation, the member foundations are: Bertelsmann Stiftung, Freudenberg Foundation, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stifterverband and Vodafone Foundation Germany.
Dr. David Schiefer
David Schiefer is a psychologist and a Researcher in the Expert Council’s Research Unit. After completing his studies, he became a Research Associate at Jacobs University Bremen where he earned his PhD. His dissertation examined the mutual relationships between societal-cultural values and individual psychological characteristics. The focus of his work in several international and inter-university research projects was on psychological aspects of bicultural identities (acculturation, value complexity) as well as on the relationships between cultural majorities and minorities. He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) for two years.
Tel.: +49 30. 288 86 59 – 19
- Researcher in the Expert Council's Research Unit working on a joint research project on life situations of asylum seekers in Germany
in collaboration with the Robert Bosch Foundation since February 2015
- Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), November 2013 to January 2015
- PhD at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Jacobs University Bremen (dissertation: The Value of Cultural Values: Reinvestigating the Relationship Between Culture-Level Values and Individual-Level Psychological Phenomena), September 2007 to May 2012
- Research Associate at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Jacobs University Bremen, July 2007 to December 2014
- Studied psychology at the University of Potsdam, October 2000 to May 2007
Schiefer, David/van der Noll/Jolanda 2017: The Essentials of Social Cohesion: A literature review, Social Indicators Research, 132: 2, 579–603.
Schiefer, David 2017: Wie gelingt Integration? Asylsuchende über ihre Lebenslagen und Teilhabeperspektiven in Deutschland. Eine Studie des SVR-Forschungsbereichs und der Robert Bosch Stiftung, Berlin.
Schiefer, David/Krahé, Barbara 2014: Ethnic Identity and Orientation to White American Culture Are Linked to Well-Being among American Indians–But in Different Ways, in: Social Psychology, 45, 1–14.
Hadjar, Andreas/Boehnke, Klaus/Knafo, Ariel/ Daniel, Ella/Musiol, Anna-Lena/Schiefer, David/Möllering, Anna 2014: Intergenerationale Werteähnlichkeit, Distanz zu gesellschaftlichen Mainstream-Werten und subjektives Wohlbefinden von MigrantInnen, in: Weiss, Hildegard/Schnell, Philipp/Ateş, Gülay (Ed.): Zwischen den Generationen. Transmissionsprozesse in Familien mit Migrationshintergrund, Wiesbaden, 49–70.
Möllering, Anna/Schiefer, David/Boehnke, Klaus/Knafo, Ariel 2014: Well-Being among Migrant and Minority Adolescents: A Cross-National and Cross-Ethnic Comparison, in: Silbereisen, Rainer K./Titzmann, Peter F./Shavit, Yossi (Ed.): The Challenges of Diaspora Migration: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Israel and Germany, Farnham, 83–102.
Schiefer, David 2013: Cultural Values and Group-Related Attitudes: A Comparison of Individuals With and Without Migration Background Across 24 Countries, in: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44, 245–262.
Schiefer, David/Möllering, Anna/Daniel, Ella 2012: Cultural Value Fit of Immigrant and Minority Adolescents: The Role of Acculturation Orientations, in: International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 36, 486–497.
Daniel, Ella/Schiefer, David/Knafo, Ariel 2012: One and Not The Same: The Consistency of Values Across Contexts among Majority and Minority Members in Israel and Germany, in: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 1167–1184.
Schiefer, David/Möllering, Anna 2012: Mehrgenerationenfallstudie, in: Frindte, Wolfgang/Boehnke, Klaus/Kreikenbom, Henry/Wagner, Wolfgang (Ed.): Lebenswelten junger Muslime in Deutschland. Ein sozial- und medienwissenschaftliches System zur Analyse, Bewertung und Prävention islamistischer Radikalisierungsprozesse junger Menschen in Deutschland, Berlin, 44–105. Available online: www.bmi.bund.de