Naika Foroutan (Berlin, Germany)

Project Leader, HEYMAT, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Naika Foroutan is a social scientist at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Since 2008, she is the project leader for HEYMAT (Hybrids of European-Muslim integration models), which is sponsored by the Volkswagen-Stiftung. Since 2011, she leads the research group JUNITED (research about young Islam-related topics) within the framework of the Junge Islam Konferenz (Young Islam Conference) JIK. The JIK is a project of the Mercator foundation and the Humboldt University Berlin. In 2011, Naika Foroutan was rewarded with the Berliner Integrationspreis (Berlin Prize for Integration) for her participation in the controversial Sarrazin debate.

Photo by Frank Nürnberger.