Kruse, Imke

Head of Research Planning and Research Coordination

Curriculum Vitae


11/2005    Dr. phil., Freie Univerität Berlin, ""EU Readmission Policy and Its Implications on Non-Member States"; Supervisors: Prof. M. Zürn (Social Science Research Center Berlin), Prof. W. Streeck (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies)

07/2002    M.A., Political Science, Modern and Contemporary History, Journalism and Communication Studies, University of Potsdam and Free University Berlin


2000             Visiting Research Collaborator, Princeton University/USA    

1999-2002    University of Potsdam and Freie Universität Berlin 

1998-1999    Università degli Studi di Siena/Italy

1996-1998    Georg-August-University Göttingen

1996-1998    Training as part-time church musician/C-exam

1994-1996    Apprenticeship, Gruner + Jahr AG & Co.KG, Hamburg

Professional Experience 

Head of Research Planning and Research Coordination - Establishment of new research areas (1/2019-2/2022)

Head of Research Planning and Research Coordination, Center for Lifespan Psychology (11/2011-12/2018)

Program Manager, International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE) (since 9/2006).

Head of Office of the Human Sciences Section, Max Planck Society, Munich (7/2010-10/2011)

Project Officer Justice and Home Affairs, Amnesty International EU Office, Brussels (8/2005-10/2005)

Editor of the website "Migration weltweit", Federal Agency for Civic Education (1/2005-5/2005)

Refugee counseling (voluntary), Caritas Therapy Center for Torture Victims, Cologne (3/2003-9/2003)

Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne (9/2002-8/2005)

Member of the editorial staff, "Jahrbuch Internationale Politik", German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin (2001-2005)

Project Coordinator, Migration Task Force, Council of Asia-Europe Cooperation (7/2001-9/2002)

Staff member, Office of the Independent Commission on Immigration, Federal Ministry of the Interior (3/2001-6/2001)

Research Associate, Exhibition "Do you remember, when", United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C./USA (2/2000-4/2000)

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