Gaby Strassburger

Gaby Strassburger is professor at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, School of Social Work. Among her research interests are the areas of immigration and ethnicity, neighborhood work as well as community organizing and development. She holds a B.S. in Social Work (1989) and a M.S. in Middle Eastern Studies (1994) from the University of Bamberg. She did her PhD in Social Sciences in 2002 at the University of Osnabrueck. For her work she received in 2000 the Migration and Integration Award, Bamberg, and in 2002 the Intercultural Studies Scientific Award of the city of Augsburg. Her doctoral thesis covered the topic of marriage behavior and partner choice in the context of immigration. She was invited to submit a report on marriage behavior of immigrants for the 6th Federal Family Report in Germany. From 2006 until 2007 Strassburger led a research project on intercultural aspects of social work in neighborhoods on behalf of the Senate of Berlin. Among her most recent publications are: Transnational Ties of the Second Generation: Marriages of Turks in Germany, in: Thomas Faist/Eyup Ozveren (eds.) Transnational Social Spaces: Agents, Networks and Institutions. Alderslot: Ashgate: 2004, and Zwangsheirat oder arrangierte Ehe - zur Schwierigkeit der Abgrenzung [Forced or Arranged Marriage? On Difficulties of Delienation], in: Bundesministerium fur Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (Hg.) Zwangsverheiratung in Deutschland. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2008