Jana Fingarova

Having already completed her studies in Applied Psychology, English and Primary Education in Bulgaria, Jana Fingarova did her second Master’s degree in Migration Studies at the University of Education in Karlsruhe in 2012. At our chair, she completed her PhD thesis in Social Sciences at the TRANSWEL project, where she explored problems around intra-European mobility of Bulgarians in Germany, in particular their experiences of formal and informal social protection related to health, unemployment, retirement, and family related benefits. 

Work experience

Since 5/2017 A Research Fellow at Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg

2015 – 2017 A Research Fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Department of Social Science, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

2014 – 2015 Graduate Assistant at the Institute of Transdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of Education Karlsruhe

2013 – 2015 Mentor and Language Advisor on Multilingualism and Migration, Karlsruhe

2005 – 2010 English and Bulgarian Teacher, Consultant Integration of International Students in the Bulgarian School System, Bulgaria


2012 M.A., Intercultural Education, Migration and Multilingualism at the University of Education Karlsruhe, Germany

2004 M.A., Applied Psychology at
Free Varna University "Chernorizets Hrabar", Bulgaria

2001 B.A., Primary Teacher, Primary Teacher of English at the
University of Sofia „St. Kl. Ohridsky“, Bulgaria


2011 DAAD-Prize
for excellent course achievements and social engagement
at the University of Education, Karlsruhe