Constructor psychosocial scientist Dr. Adekunle Adedeji was awarded the Young Academy Fellow at the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg, being one of only six young researchers from northern Germany to do so this year. The psychosocial scientist has been a "Young Academy Fellow" since October 1st.
Adedeji, who is a postdoctoral researcher at Constructor, uses his research to explore quality of life outcomes and psychosocial adjustments of members of minority groups. Currently, this includes focusing on systematically collecting data on social, cultural or demographic factors that can spur unjust treatment of minorities.
Adedeji’s research has a profound commitment to advancing the understanding of complex social issues and is regularly published in renowned international journals. These contributions have been instrumental in helping Adedeji gain recognition as one of the preeminent researchers for the Young Akademie Fellow program of Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Hamburg.
Since the beginning of the year, Adedeji has been a member of the research group of Dr. Klaus Boehnke, Professor of Social Science Methodology at Constructor University. Previously, he conducted research in South Africa on a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for two years and completed his doctorate at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. Adedeji also teaches at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.
The Young Academy Fellows program is designed to provide targeted and individual support for the further development of young researchers, for example through mentoring, networking or involvement in the work of the Academy. The fellowship is scheduled to run for three years. What is it that Adedeji is particularly looking forward to? "I’m excited about the interdisciplinary exchange with colleagues from completely different disciplines."
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