Christiana Bukalo is a Senior Program and Business Development Manager at Global Digital Women. Her current role focuses on supporting the company in growing and driving their efforts around empowering women in technology. This role fits perfectly with the strong interest for new technologies and digital entrepreneurship that Christiana developed during her master’s degree. Having been an active member and volunteer of the Evangelical church community in Puchheim, Christiana was appointed as a member of the board in 2019. She is now responsible for the implementation of new initiatives and structures in the church community. Christiana grew up stateless in Germany. She has recently joined the European Network of Statelessness and also works in close collaboration with the Institute of Statelessness and Inclusion to create awareness about this global issue. Outside of her work, Christiana dedicates her time to music. She was an active singer and dance instructor in the past.
“Being without nationality shouldn’t mean that you don’t belong. Statelessness causes exclusion and is affecting millions of people. With statefree.world I’m inviting stateless people, like me, to speak up and create community despite their circumstances.”
Learn more about Christiana’s Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellowship project here.
Updated February 2021
More from Christiana Bukalo
Bayern2 Interview with Landecker Fellow Christiana Bukalo
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Christiana Bukalo was interviewed by Bayern2 Radio on April 6, 2021.
Christiana Bukalo - Bayrischer Rundfunk EINS ZU EINS. DER TALK podcast feature
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Christiana Bukalo was featured on the podcast of the Bayrischer Rundfunk on April 4th, 2021.
"Stateless for a Lifetime" - Christiana Bukalo on Deutschlandfunk Kultur's Podcast
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Christiana Bukalo was featured on Deutschlandfunk Kultur's podcast on March 15, 2021. The episode, titled "Stateless for a Lifetime," delves into Christiana's life experiences and how she is addressing the lack of networking among stateless individuals through her online forum Statefree.World.
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Christiana Bukalo is a Senior Diversity and Sustainability Manager at the German streaming startup Joyn. Her current role focuses on establishing a solid foundation and strategy for the company’s activities in inclusion and sustainability. Her project aims to provide a platform for an authentic reflection of what it means to be stateless in today's world. By inviting stateless people to speak up about their struggles and challenges, Statefree.world will simultaneously raise awareness and lay emphasis on the need for change and political support.
Christiana Bukalo featured on Deutschlandfunk Nova radio report
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Christiana Bukalo is featured in a radio report from Deutschlandfunk Nova. During this report she is talking about her experiences being stateless and how she wants to help other stateless people.
Where Is Home?
An article about Landecker Fellow Christiana Bukalo was published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. The article details Christiana's platform www.Statefree.world and the impetus behind her initiative.
Forum for stateless people
The BR (Bayerischer Rundfunk) published an article about Landecker Fellow Christiana Bukalo. The article deals with Christianas experiences in the past and how she wants to improve the situation with her online-platform www.statefree.world
The gap between stateless people and statelessness research
Landecker Fellow Christiana Bukalo published an article in the University of Melbourne Law school’s Critical Statelessness Studies Blog Series. In it, she describes closing the gap between Stateless People and Statelessness Research.