Katja Schmidt

Ph.D. Student in the

German Socio-Economic Panel study Infrastruktureinrichtung


+49 30 89789 - 543
Research Topics and Working Areas
  • Migration
  • Opinion Research
  • Quantitative Data Analysis

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.



DIW Wochenbericht 41 / 2020

Mehr Miteinander zerstreut Sorgen über Zuwanderung: Kommentar

2020| Katja Schmidt, Magdalena Krieger
DIW Weekly Report 34 / 2020

Social Integration of Refugees Is Improving

2020| Katja Schmidt, Jannes Jacobsen, Magdalena Krieger
DIW Wochenbericht 34 / 2020

Soziale Integration Geflüchteter macht Fortschritte

2020| Katja Schmidt, Jannes Jacobsen, Magdalena Krieger
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Mehr Miteinander gestalten!

In: Migazin (09.09.2020), [Online-Artikel] | Katja Schmidt, Magdalena Krieger



Fünf Jahre "Wir schaffen das": Unterschiedliche Perspektiven der Integration Geflüchteter: [Webinar]

Cornelia Kristen, C. Katharina Spieß, Felicitas Schikora, Katja Schmidt
[Online], 19.08.2020
| Fünf Jahre "Wir schaffen das": Unterschiedliche Perspektiven der Integration Geflüchteter: Symposium des DIW Berlin [Webinar]

The Dynamics of Attitudes towards Immgirants. A Pseudo Panel Approach among Western EU Member States

Katja Schmidt
Manchester, Großbritannien, 22.08.2019 - 23.08.2019
| Europe and Beyond: Boundaries, Barriers and Belonging: 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2019

Changes of Anti-Immigrant Attitudes in Europe - A Pseudo Panel Approach

Katja Schmidt
Mannheim, 15.04.2019 - 17.04.2019
| Turbulent Times in Europe - Instability, Insecurity and Inequality: 4th International ESS Conference

Structural and Cultural Determinants for Anti-Immigrant Attitudes in the European Context

Katja Schmidt
London, Großbritannien, 10.04.2019 - 12.04.2019
| Graduate Network Conference: London School of Economics

Warum verändern sich Einstellungen gegenüber Zuwanderern und Zuwanderinnen?

Katja Schmidt
Köln, 11.10.2018
| GESIS Tagung zu Migration und interethnischen Beziehungen

Research Projects

Research Project

Affective and cultural dimensions of integration following forced migration and immigration (AFFIN)

Completed Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study