Friederike Ruge


Social and Cultural Anthropology (M. A.)

Research field

Mobility and urbanity
The person

Friederike Ruge joined the research team "Mobility & Urbanity" as a researcher in April 2022.

Previously, she was already part of the team as a junior researcher and also worked in the field of internationalisation and science communication at the IZT. She was responsible for planning internal and external workshops and has in-depth knowledge of online moderation with innovative tools. She also ran the Institute's social media channels and external communication and is experienced in editing texts of all kinds as well as image and graphic editing.

She successfully completed her Master's degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Free University of Berlin in 2021. She completed her Bachelor of Ethnology and Hispanic Studies at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen until 2015. Her studies taught her the basics of qualitative social research, which she applied successfully and emphatically in fieldwork.

Due to her regional focus, she spent extended periods in Latin America as part of her studies and career. Among other things, she completed a six-month internship in Human Resources and Interior and Exterior Design at Volkswagen de México in 2019. Thanks to her many years of experience abroad, Friederike Ruge brings with her a distinctive intercultural expertise.

She has several years of experience in the field of non-governmental organisations, especially in project and office management.


  • Mobility
  • Methods of qualitative social research
  • Visual Anthropology
  • Ethnological fieldwork
  • Scenario processes and studies