on appointment

Anne Lisa Carstensen studied sociology (Diploma) with minors in Latin American studies and political science at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Benemérita Universidad de Puebla (BUAP) in Puebla, Mexico.

From 2011 to 2015, she was a member of the Global Social Policies and Governance (GSPG) doctoral programme at the University of Kassel as a Hans Böckler Foundation scholar. In 2016, she worked as a research assistant at the Department of Migration and Society at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Osnabrück. She received her PhD in 2018 from the University of Osnabrück with a thesis on modern slave labour in Brazil.

From April 2017 to February 2020, she worked at the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück, where she conducted research on the relationship between migrant mobilisations and trade unions in the 1970s and 1980s in Germany.

Since September 2022, she has been the head of the department of Global Political Economy of Labour under the Consideration of Gender Relations. Here she directs the master's programme Labour Policies and Globalisation (LPG) within the Global Labour University (GLU) and is involved in the establishment of the Kassel Institute for Sustainability. She is also a member of the Global Partnership Network (GPN).

  • Work and migration
  • Precarious and informal work
  • Intersectionality
  • Trade unions
  • Sustainability
  • Qualitative methods
Journal articles and contributions to edited volumes
Journalistic contributions and commentaries (selection)