Sarah Carol

 Sarah Carol
  • Sociology

Areas of Expertise:
Integration of ethno-religious minorities in Western Europe and the role of religion; Discrimination, health and well-being

since 2020


WZB Berlin Social Science Centre, Germany & University College Dublin, Ireland

WZB Berlin Social Science Centre
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin

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About me

I am a Research Fellow in the ‘Migration, Integration, Transnationalization’ department at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and Assistant Professor in Sociology at University College Dublin. I work on how ethno-religious minorities are integrated in societies, for example, in terms of gender, health and well-being. I am currently Co-Principal Investigator in the project ‘WELLMOB – Residential mobility among ethnic minorities in Germany and its consequences for well-being’, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). I am also Co-Principal Investigator in the project ‘Health literacy among people with a migration background in Germany’ (HLS-MIG), funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Within AGYA, I would like to contribute my expertise in the field of migration to address current societal issues and stimulate discussion to foster academic innovation.

My motivation to join AGYA was twofold. From a research perspective, I have a strong desire to broaden my horizons. In my experience, seeking inspiration from other disciplines leads to innovation. Through AGYA, I hope to expand my research through interdisciplinary cooperation. From a social perspective, joining AGYA allows me to get to know scholars I would otherwise never meet. Having done extensive research on immigration from the Middle East to Europe, I would like to collaborate on comparative studies including inner-Arab migratory movement.


Academic career
2019 - todayResearch Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany
2019 - todayAssistant Professor in Sociology, University College Dublin, Ireland
2015 - 2019Professor in Demography and Social Inequality (fixed term), University of Cologne, Germany
2014 - 2015Research Fellow, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), Germany
2009 - 2014Junior and Senior Researcher, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany
2007 - 2009Consultant, Innofact AG, Germany
2000 - 2006Studies in Social Sciences, Business Administration and Psychology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


My Commitment to AGYA
Nomination Committee 'New AGYA Members' 2021, 2022

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society by David Sloan Wilson

Favourite novel:
Mein Leben unter zwei Himmeln: eine Lebensgeschichte zwischen Shanghai und Hamburg by Yu-Chien Kuan (2001, Scherz)

The scientist from my country you should know:
Thomas Luckmann