Ferdinand is a senior expert in the founding topic of immigration society with a focus on integration and diversity. Good coexistence in heterogeneous societies, equal participation of people with and without a migration history, and combating discrimination are his motivation for working in our topic area.
Ferdinand studied Political Science, Religious Studies and American Studies at the Universities of Munich and Bologna (Italy) and received his PhD from the University of Göttingen on the "Political Participation of Muslims in Germany". He gained his first professional experience at the Bertelsmann Stiftung before joining the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
"For me, individual and social diversity is a strength and an enrichment. That's why it's all the more important to me to actively stand up for equal rights and against any form of discrimination".