Dr. Daniela Schiek was a DAAD/AICGS Fellow in February and March 2014. She studied sociology in Berlin and wrote her doctoral dissertation about the biographical perception of precarious/temporary work. She is currently researching the potential development of a “9/11 Generation” in Germany. Her further research interests are: qualitative methods of social research, gender at work, and long-term unemployment. She is a teaching and research associate at the University of Duisburg-Essen and a member of a special research group at Bielefeld University.
While at AICGS, Dr. Schiek worked on a project entitled “Generation 9/11”? A Contrastive Study of Young Germans’ Perspectives on 9/11/2001.” The study was based on interviews and compares the perspectives of Americans (born 1971-1981) with those of Germans in the same age group. Interviews conducted previously in Germany have revealed that young Germans claim to be personally uninfluenced by the 9/11 attacks. The aim of this mostly empirical study is to outline German perspectives on 9/11/2001 and to explore how the events of September 11 have influenced the German-American relationship.
Made possible by the support of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt - AA)