Prof. Dr. Yasemin Karakaşoğlu is full professor for Intercultural Education (since 2004) and member of the rectorate of the University of Bremen as Vice Rector for International Affairs and Diversity (since 2011).
Karakaşoğlu studied Turkology, German Literature and Political Sciences at the Universities of Hamburg and Ankara and worked as researcher at University of Essen at the Center for Studies on Turkey (1991-1995) and the Department for Educational Sciences (1996-2004). Her PhD was awarded the highly recognised Augsburger Wissenschaftspreis in 2000. She has published extensively on the educational situation and careers of migrant children and juveniles in Germany, the headscarf-discussion in German schools, and living conditions and orientation of girls and women with a migrant family background. She was member of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (2009-2015) and is member of the advisory committees of the Freudenberg Foundation, Otto-Benecke-Foundation, the advisory board of the University of Hildesheim as well as of the BAU International University for Applied Studies, Berlin, and member of various other committees like Member of the Board to DAAD (2016-2019).
Her current research interests are intercultural concepts for educational institutions, diversity management in higher education, living conditions and educational situation of young migrants in Germany, Islam as a factor of multiculturalism in German schools.