Ruth Vollmer

Function: Researcher
Phone: +49 228 911 96-58
E-Mail: ruth.vollmer(at)

Key expertise

Ruth Vollmer has been working on European migration policies, the role of migrant organisations in integration and development processes, consequences of environmentally induced migration, migration and displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the nexus between migration and security. Previously she supported research on renewable resource management and the global monitoring of environmental and climate change.

(Academic) education / CV:

Ruth Vollmer studied Linguistics, Political Science and Psychology at the University of Bonn. She received her MA in June 2008.

During her studies, Ruth Vollmer worked as a freelancer with the German Commission for UNESCO and later became a Research Associate with the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU EHS). In her Master thesis, she applied a critical discourse analysis approach to the press coverage on the second German “Integrationsgipfel”.

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