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Hannah Pool

Visiting Research Fellow

  • Senior researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

Hannah Pool is a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. Her research focuses on the intersection of mobilities, money, and borders. For the research project "Doing the Game. The Moral Economy of Coming to Europe," she conducted a multi-sited ethnography on undocumented migration trajectories from Afghanistan to Germany. Her research has been awarded the Dissertation Prize of the German Sociological Association (DGS), the Dietrich Thränhart Prize of the German Political Science Association (DVPW), the Maria Ioannis Baganha Prize for Migration Studies of IMISCOE, the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society, and the Albert Ballin Prize for Globalization Studies. Hannah has been a visiting scholar at the COMPAS Institute at Oxford University, Columbia University, and the Berlin Center for Social Sciences (WZB). She studied in St. Andrews, Tehran, and Dresden, funded by the German National Academic Scholarship and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).