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Dr. Khangelani Moyo

Dr. Khangelani Moyo is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Global Change Institute (GCI), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has academic training in migration studies, urban studies, sociology and social anthropology. He completed his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2017, focusing on migrant mobilities in urban spaces and how their spatial identities are negotiated in the city of Johannesburg.

Research Interests

Migration management, refugee governance, migrant transnationalism, spatial identity in the city and social vulnerabilities in the urban periphery.


Refugee integration in the city of Freiburg, Germany


16.09.21 to 06.12.21

Portrait Dr. Maria Ayuk

Dr. Maria Ayuk

Dr. Maria Ayuk is a peace and security expert. She holds a Global Studies from the University of Leipzig Germany and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the International Relations Institute of Cameroon. She is a member of the Research Academy Leipzig and the DAAD Africa Alumni Network. She is equally an accredited member of the FemWise-Africa (Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation) under the Peace and Security Architecture at the African Union Commission. She is also an active member of the African Diaspora Youth Network. Previously, she worked as a Consultant with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Bonn for the initiative on Sustainability, Stability, and Security in Africa (“3S” Initiative). Dr. Ayuk has a broad knowledge of the security sector and migration issues.

Research Interests 

Peace and security, security sector reform, African political economy, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, climate change, migration, race, politics, and global studies.


Racism in Germany

In addition to her own research, Ms Ayuk participates as an observer in a survey on racism in Germany, carried out by TANG e.V.


05.10.20 to 04.12.20

Portrait Azakhiwe Zienna Höhling

Azakhiwe Zienna Höhling

Azakhiwe Höhling is a PhD researcher at the Institute for Asian and African Studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany). Her doctoral thesis focuses on the intersection of class, race, gender, and ethnicity in the othering of Africans in the context of migration. She acquired her M.A. in sociology and finished her studies at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) with honours. Furthermore, she owns an M.A. in social science of the Global Studies Programme at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Freiburg (Germany) and the University of Capetown (South Africa).

Research Interests

African migration, intersectional inequality and racial injustice towards Africans (the black body), and cultural relativism.

Regional Focus

Southern Africa and Europe (Germany)


Racism in Germany from the perspective of people with African ancestry

In the frame of the federal programme “Live Democracy!”, IDAV e.V. & The African Network of Germany e.V., federal network TANG, carry out this model project.


September to December 2020