After studying for a bachelor's degree at the University of Rostock, Germany, Melanie Kolbe gained a Master and PhD in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of Georgia, USA, where she then taught for several years. Melanie Kolbe specialises particularly in immigration and migration law and policy, refugees and diasporas, civil societies and social movements.
“The Effect of Religious Restrictions on Forced Migration.” with Peter S. Henne. Politics and Religion. Volume 7, Issue 4, pp. 665-683. 2014.
“Does Cultural Recognition Obstruct Immigrant Integration? Evidence from Two Historic Case Studies.” International Migration Review. Forthcoming.
“The Power of Citizenship: How Inclusion Affects Attitudes on Social Benefits Among Naturalized Citizens and Foreign Residents.” with Markus M.L. Crepaz. Comparative Politics. Forthcoming.