Prof. Dr. Ines Michalowski

Team Prof. Michalowski
Prof. Dr. Ines Michalowski

Scharnhorststr. 121, Room 510
48151 Münster
T: +49 251 83-23120
F: +49 251 83-29930

Consultation hours

Thursdays from 1:30 - 2:30 pm via
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  • Research Areas

    • Sociology of Religion
    • Organization and Diversity / Military and Religion in comparative perspective
    • Citizenship
    • Religion and Migration
  • CV


    co-tutelle Ph.D. in sociology (Center for the Sociology of Organisations, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris) and political science (University of Münster)
    Member of the DFG Graduate School "Migration in Modern Europe", IMIS, University of Osnabrück
    Master (D.E.A.) in Sociology of Organizations, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris


    WZB Fellow, affiliated with the research unit Migration, Integration, Transnationalization
    Professor of Sociology of Relgion at the Department of Sociology, University of Münster
    Research Fellow at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center
    Visiting professor for sociology, especially sociology of religion at the University of Göttingen (interim professorship Matthias Koenig)
    Visiting Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard
    Guest Professor for Migration and Integration Research at the University of Vienna
    Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, D.C.
    Postdoctoral Fellow at the DFG Graduate School “Negotiating Processes of the Civil Society”, Münster
    WZB Berlin Social Research Center, Junior Researcher, AKI Program on “Intercultural Conflicts and Societal Integration”
    Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), Osnabrück, Junior Researcher, European Network of Excellence “IMISCOE”
  • Publications


    Books (Monographs)
    • Michalowski, Ines. . Integration als Staatsprogramm. Deutschland, Frankreich und die Niederlande im Vergleich.
    Books (Edited Collections)
    • Burchardt, Marian/ Michalowski, Ines (Eds.): . Islam in Europe: Politics, Law and Religious Life. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
    • Hunger, Uwe/ Aybek, Can/ Ette, Andres/ Michalowski, Ines (Hrsg.): . Migrations- und Integrations­pro­zesse in Europa. Vergemeinschaftung oder nationalstaatliche Lösungswege? Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.


    Research articles (journals)
    • Kanol, Eylem; Michalowski, Ines. . ‘Investigating Attitudes toward Those Who Leave Religion among Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Believers.’ Religions 13, No. 8: 682-702. doi: 10.3390/rel13080682.
    • Michalowski, Ines. . ‘Organisationsspezifische Formen der Aushandlung von Säkularität: Anpassungen für Islam und Muslime im Militär,.’ Soziale Welt 2022/25, No. Sonderband: 27-62.
    • Michalowski Ines, Behrendt Max. . ‘The Accommodation of Muslim Body Practices in German Public Swimming Pools.Ethnic and Racial Studies online first: 1-19. doi: 10.1080/01419870.2020.1770827.
    • Cadge, Wendy/Griera, Mar/Lucken, Kristen/Michalowski, Ines. . ‘Religion in Public Institutions. Comparative Perspectives from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe.’ Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion Vol. 56, No. No. 2: 226-233. doi: 10.1111/jssr.12350.
    • Cadge, Wendy/Griera, Mar/Lucken, Kristen/Michalowski, Ines. . ‘Afterword. On the Study of Religion in Public Institutions.’ Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion Vol. 56, No. No. 2: 255-258. doi: 10.1111/jssr.12351.
    • Koopmans, Ruud/Michalowski, Ines. . ‘Why Do States Extend Rights to Immigrants? Institutional Settings and Historical Legacies Across 44 Countries Worldwide.’ Comparative Political Studies Vol. 50, No. No. 1: 41-74. doi: 10.1177/0010414016655533.
    • Helbling, Marc/Michalowski, Ines. . ‘A New Agenda for Immigration and Citizenship Policy Research.’ Comparative Political Studies, Special Issue "Immigration and Citizenship Policy Research" Vol. 50, No. No. 1: 3-13. doi: 10.1177/0010414016666864.
    • Höhne, Jutta/Michalowski, Ines. . ‘Long-term Effects of Language Course Timing on Language Acquisition and Social Contacts. Turkish and Moroccan Immigrants in Western Europe.’ International Migration Review Vol. 50, No. No. 1: 133-162. doi: 10.1111/imre.12130.
    • Höhne Jutta, Michalowski Ines. . ‘Long-Term Effects of Language Course Timing on Language Acquisition and Social Contacts. Turkish and Moroccan Immigrants in Western Europe.’ International Migration Review 50, No. 1: 133–162. doi: 10.1111/imre.12130.
    • Carol, Sarah/Helbling, Marc/Michalowski, Ines. . ‘A Struggle over Religious Rights? How Muslim Immigrants and Christian Natives View the Accommodation of Religion in Six European Countries.’ Social Forces Vol. 94, No. No. 2: 647-671.
    • Michalowski, Ines. . ‘What Is at Stake When Muslims Join the Ranks? An International Comparison.’ Religion, State & Society, Special Section "Muslim Military Chaplaincy" Vol. 43, No. No. 1: 41-58. doi: 10.1080/09637494.2015.1021189.
    • Koopmans Ruud, Michalowski Ines, Waibel Stine. . ‘Citizenship rights for immigrants: National political processes and cross-national convergence in Western Europe, 1980-2008.American Journal of Sociology 117, No. 4: 1202-1245.
    • Finotelli Claudia, Michalowski Ines. . ‘Introduction. The Heuristic Potential of Models of Citizenship and Immigrant Integration Reviewed.’ Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies 10: 231–224.
    • Michalowski, Ines/Oers, Ricky van. . ‘How Can We Categorise and Interpret Civic Integration Policies?Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies Vol. 38, No. No. 1: 163-171. doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2012.640027.
    • Michalowski Ines. . ‘Required to assimilate? The content of citizenship tests in five countries.Citizenship Studies 15, No. 6-7: 749-768.
    • Michalowski Ines. . ‘Naturalisatietoetsen en concepten van staat en natie.Migrantenstudies 26, No. 2: 121-141.
    • Svensson, Jörgen/Michalowski, Ines/Seveker, Marina. . ‘Ervaringen met de indicatormethodiek in een vergelijkende evaluatie van lokaal inburgeringsbeleid.’ Migrantenstudies Vol. 24, No. No. 4: 250-272.
    • Michalowski Ines. . ‘Le contrat d’accueil et d’intégration comparé: expansion ou disparition des dispositifs pour l’intégration des étrangers en Europe?Hommes et Migrations 1261: 131-142.
    • Michalowski Ines. . ‘Integration programs for newcomers – A Dutch model for Europe?IMIS Beiträge 24: 163-175.
    Research articles (Book Contributions)
    • Michalowski Ines. . ‘Towards a Life Course Perspective on Naturalisation for Refugees.’ In The Integration of Migrants and Refugees, edited by Bauböck Rainer, Tripkovic Milena, 51-56.
    • Michalowski Ines, Burchardt Marian. . ‘Islam in Europe: Cross-National Differences in Accommodation and Explanations.’ In Islam in Europe: Politics, Law and Religious Life, edited by Burchardt Marian, Michalowski Ines, 105-125.
    • Michalowski, Ines/Burchardt, Marian. . ‘Islam in Europe. Cross-national Differences in Accommodation and Explanations.’ In After Integration. Islam, Conviviality and Contentious Politics in Europe, edited by Burchardt, Marian/Michalowski, Ines, 105-125. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-02594-6_6.
    • Michalowski, Ines. . ‘Legitimizing Host Country Institutions. A Comparative Analysis of the Content of Civic Education Courses in France and Germany.’ In European States and Their Muslim Citizens. The Impact of Institutions on Perceptions and Boundaries, edited by John R. Bowen/Christophe Bertossi/Jan Willem Duyvendak/Mona Lena Krook, 164-188. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
    • Eulriet, Irène/Michalowski, Ines. . ‘Préface. Armées, minorités ethniques et régimes de citoyenneté.’ In La gestion de la diversité ethnique dans les armées. Le cas du Royaume-Uni, des États-Unis, de la Belgique et des Pays-Bas, edited by Reding, Anaïs/Bassford, Matt/Celia, Claire/Weed, Kristin/Hassan, Emmanuel, 9-13. Paris: Selbstverlag / Eigenverlag / Self-publishing.
    • Michalowski Iness. . ‘Immigration to France. The challenge of immigrant integration.’ In Immigration Worldwide., edited by Uma A. Segal, Elliott Doreen, Mayadas Nazneen, 79-93.
    • Michalowski Ines. . ‘Citizenship tests and traditions of state interference with cultural diversity.’ In How Liberal are Citizenship Tests? EUI Working Papers., edited by Bauböck Rainer, Joppke Christian, 5-7.
    • Michalowski Ines, Walter Anne. . ‘Family reunification between EC law and national integration policy.’ In Migratierecht en Rechtssociologie. Collected Essays in Honour of Kees Groenendijk., edited by Böcker Anita, Havinga Tetty, 103-120.

    Other Scientific Publications

    • Michalowski, Ines/Behrendt, Max. . Organisationaler Wandel für muslimische Badegäste in deutschen Schwimmbädern. Schnelle Anpassungen und Konflikte. Berlin: WZB.