Caroline Hornstein Tomić holds a PhD in sociology and an MA in cultural anthropology/European ethnology from the Goethe University Frankfurt. She works both in academia as well as in the civil and public sectors. She has been employed at the Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences in Zagreb since 2008 – as Senior Research Associate since 2014. From April 2016 to March 2018, she was Head of the Operative Division at the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. Between 2010 and 2016 she worked as a lecturer / assistant professor at the Chair for Anthropology at Zagreb University. From 2001 to 2005 she headed the country office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Between 2005 and 2017 she was a member of the Advisory Board of the ERSTE Foundation, and is a founder and Chair of the Management Board of the foundation Wissen am Werk / znanje na djelu in Croatia. Caroline Hornstein Tomić has widely published on migration with a focus on skilled mobility, as well as on identity politics, state-building and reform processes in Southeast Europe.
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