Annika Marlen Hinze is an assistant professor of political science at Rose Hill campus. Her research and teaching focus on urban comparative politics, the politics of immigration, religious, ethnic and national identity, and urban neighborhood space. Dr. Hinze ‘s current research focuses on the special ties that connect the identity formation process of immigrant minorities in the city to the neighborhoods they live in. Her book manuscript, entitled Neither Here Nor There: Identity, Integration, and Berlin’s Immigrant Neighborhoods, explores the process in which 2nd generation Turkish immigrant women in Berlin, Germany find a home in their urban immigrant neighborhood. Like them, the neighborhood feels neither exclusively German nor exclusively Turkish, but is a hybrid that lies somewhere in-between. Dr. Hinze is currently exploring the dynamics of similar processes in New York City and Istanbul. She holds a B.A. in English and American Literature and Modern History from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.