Madita Erdmann, MSc. B. A.

PhD Candidate

Research Associate

Madita as a research associate for the project GBV-MIG, a consortium of eight international research institutions and universities (PI Jane Freedman, CRESPA Paris) which looks at the roots and causes for Gender-Based Violence (GBV) against women migrants and refugees.

Madita was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1993. She obtained her MSc in International Relations Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2018. In 2015, she received her BA degree in European Studies from Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany after having spent a year at the Uniwersytet Jagielloński Kraków, Poland.
She also gained valuable experience in Germany and India while working with refugees and migrant women in different projects and contexts, addressing SGBV, forced migration and inclusion.
Her primary research interests are feminist and postcolonial theories of International Relations, Eurocentrism and Racism in International Relations, critical security and border studies, critical migration studies. Her regional interests are the Indian subcontinent and Kashmir.


Current project

Violence against women migrants and refugees (GBV-MIG)


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