Tim Schumacher, M.A.

Research associate (PhD candidate)

Office Address
CRC 923 "Threatened Order"
Doblerstr. 21
D-72074 Tübingen
 +49 7071 29-77342

F08 – Threatened Solidarities

Project within the CRC 923

Working title: Alliances of care: mobilizing discourses and practices in refugee support around 2015.

Project F08 investigates the discourses and practices of solidarity care in the support for refugees around the year 2015. With a local focus on Tübingen, the project illuminates the diverse and contradictory networks and alliances of that time. By focusing on solidaristic care, the project develops a new explanatory approach to the cohesion and form of mobilization of support for refugees on the ground.


Research interests:

  • Solidarity, common properties, convivialism.
  • Research in and about social movements
  • Theories of practice
  • Critical migration research
  • Critical urban research

Curriculum vitae

Since July 2019
Research associate

at the CRC 923 "Threatened Order. Societies under Stress" (Project F08)

2016 to 2018
Student assistant

at the Ludwig Uhland Institute for Empirical Cultural Studies at the University of Tübingen

2014 to 2018
M.A. degree course in empirical cultural studies (M.A.)

at the University of Tübingen

2012 to 2013
Student assistant

at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Tübingen

2011 to 2018

awarded by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

2011 to 2014
B.A. degree course in empirical cultural studies and political science

at the University of Tübingen

Conferences / Workshops

Lectures und Konferenzen

  • "Synchronicity, Space and Threat"; together with Isaac Smith, Jacob Thaler, Damián Omar Martínez, Johanna Göcke, Manuel Dieterich, held during the Workshop 'Threatened Orders VI', Ellwangen, May 2022
  • "Solidarische Fürsorge. Der Nexus der Mobilisierung um das Jahr 2015", held during the Doctoral Colloquium of the Ludwig-Uhland-Institute for Empirical Cultural Studies, Inzigkofen, January 2022
  • Comment on "Time, Protest and Social Movements" from Kevin Gillan, on the confernece 'Temporalities of Threatened Orders', Hybrid/Tübingen, Juli 2021
  • "Care work and movement solidarity: what is new about refugee aid in the 21st century?", held on the 15. SIEF-Kongress 'Breaking the rules? Power, Participation, Transgression', Hybrid/Helsinki, June 2021
  • "Die zivilgesellschaftliche Bewegung der Geflüchtetenhilfe in Tübingen. Ein Zwischenstand", held in the context of the Institute Colloquium of the Ludwig-Uhland-Institute for Empirical Cultural Studies 'Krise – Katastrophe – Bedrohte Ordnungen', November 2020
  • "Lokale Konstellationen um die zivilgesellschaftliche Bewegung der Alltagssolidarität und den 'Imperativ der konstituierenden Praxis'", held on the workshop 'Zwischen Willkommenskultur und Restriktion: Migrationsdiskurse im und nach dem langen Sommer der Migration', Hybrid/Berlin, July 2020
  • "Missglückte Mobilisierungen"; togehter with Dominik Delp, Jannes Jaeger, Charlotte Kehne, Beatrice von Lüpke, Carina Moser, Isaac Smith and Federica Viviani, held during the Workshop 'Threatened Orders IV', Ellwangen, February 2020.
  • "Bedrohte Solidaritäten: Mobilisierende Diskurse und Praktiken in der Geflüchtetenhilfe", held at the doctoral colloquium of the Ludwig-Uhland-Institute for Empirical Cultural Science, Inzigkofen, January 2020