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Muhammad, M.A. Dilshad

dilshad.muhammad [at]
Areas of research:
South-north forced migration relations, local migration governance
Regional focus:
Turkey, Syria
since 2019
PhD candidate in Political Science at University of Freiburg (Titel: "The Making of Municipal Responses to the Presence of Syrian Refugees in Turkey")
MA Political Science and International Relations
BA English Language and Literature
Professional experience:
Freelance Consultant (Topics: Migration in the Middle East)
Guest Researcher - the German Development Institute (DIE)
Interpreter and Freelance Journalist - (Deutsche Welle Arabic TV, Alquds Alarabi, Ultra Sawt)


Selected Publications

Muhammad, D. (2023). The Local Turns in the Field of Migration. ABI Working Paper

Muhammad, D. (2022). Tracing Kurdish Politics in Syria and its Prospects. In J. K. Gani, Raymond A. Hinnebusch (Eds.): Actors and dynamics in the Syrian conflict's middle phase. Routledge. (With Filiz Katman)

Muhammad, D. (2021). Pandemic (Im)mobility: COVID-19 and Migrant Communities in the Global South. ABI Working Paper. (with Franzisca Zanker)

Muhammad, D. (2017). Germany Should Assume a Bigger Role in the Middle East. German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). Bonn, Germany.