Since February 2018 Katja Schmidt has been working as a doctoral researcher in the research project "Affective and Cultural Dimensions of Integration as a Result of Flight and Immigration" (AFFIN). Since the winter semester 2018, she has been working on her doctoral thesis at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) at Humboldt University Berlin.
Katja received her Master's degree in Sociology from the Free University of Berlin in 2017, specializing in quantitative methods of empirical social research within her Master's program "Sociology - European Societies". In her master's thesis she investigated the connection between attitudes towards immigrants and voting behavior in federal elections. During her studies, Katja worked as a student assistant in the Program Management Department of the Körber Foundation's International Policy Division. Prior to this, she completed her Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. In 2011/12 she completed a stay abroad at the University of Reading in England, with a focus on International Relations.
Her research interests include opinion and integration research and quantitative data analysis.