Curriculum Vitae

Daniel Zylbersztajn:
I. Selected Work highlights
II. Education
I. Selected Work Highlights:
  • Correspondent for taz, die Tageszeitung (National Newspaper, Germany), for London since 2012 for Great Britain,  since September 2018
  • 2011- Freelance Correspondent: South England Co-Ordinator ADAC Reisemagazin (2015/16) others:  Federal Agency for Political Education, Germany  (BPB & Fluter), DW, BBC Radio Four (assistant freelance), Die Zeit,  RTE Ireland (assistant freelance),  DW, Open Democracy, The (Jewish) Tablet,  Laeteburger Land, Open Democracy, Resonance FM, 
  • 2009/10: Executive Director Meretz UK for Equality, Civil Rights, Human Rights, Green Issues, Social Justice and Peace.
  • 2004-2010:  Press and Education Officer for British Friends of Wahat al-Salam ~ Neve Shalomand promoting conflict transformation education resource pack.
  • 2000-2002 & 2007: Research Assistant on democratic citizenship education, Goldsmiths College, Univ. of London, Dept. Education under Prof. Sally Inman (later also at South Bank University) on school councils as democratic education, later in 2007 at Goldsmiths College, Univ. of London,  Sociology on intercultural and inter-religious initiatives in the UK, Holland, Germany and Belgium (with Dr Keith Harris)
  • 2002/03: YMCA England, Diversity Project Research Assistant, interviewing a large selection of staff from different YMCA centres across England.
  • 1999 – awarded AHRB and Burton Trust Award for proposed research on Jewish and Black Militant Groups:  Spent four years in total reading  “Black and Jewish” nationalist militant movements of the modern era and violent resistance, both at Leeds University and UCL London with the aim for a PhD.
  • 1999-2001: Radio Deutsche Welle, English Programmes,  London Freelance Correspondent
  • 1999: Talking Africa, Volunteer Radio Reporter at Spectrum Radio (London’s multi-lingual and multi-cultural station)
  • 1997/98: Hands-on NVQ Radio Training at Sound Radio, Cultural Partnership, Hackney (training under BBC’s late Brian Mitcham and Karen Merkel)
  • 1997/98: Dalston Youth Project,  Youth Mentor
  • 1997/98: Researcher on Participatory and Organisational structures of Turkish speaking community in London, commissioned by the Hackney Agency of Volunteering
  • 1997 MA Dissertation (Goldsmiths): London “Black Radio” and the “Black Community” (studied under Prof. Paul Gilroy)
  • 1996: Vice-Chair Infil Social Shortlife Housing Association
  • 1995 English Legal Studies, with short mini-pupilages at Doughty Street and Tooks Court.
  • 1994/95: Bilingual Receptionist ARD German TV, Correspondent Office London let at the time by Rolf Seelmann-Eggebert
  • 1993: Elected Equal Opportunities Officer University of London Student Union
  • 1990/91: SPD Election Officer for Bavaria and Junior Assistant to highest ranking Social Democrat in Bavaria, MdB Renate Schmidt
  • 1990/91: Youth Journalist and Lecturer on Racism and Israeli Affairs a.o. for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
  • 1986-1990 worked as a seasonal and weekend shop-assistant (Deichman, Karstadt) and on the factory line of BMW, Munich (collection centre driver)
  • Also worked in exercise and Pilates instruction since 1999
II. Education:
  • Univ. of Leeds / University College of London.  Several years doctoral studies, Jewish and Black militant and liberation movements.
  • Master of Arts in Contemporary Urban Studies (renamed later Contemporary Cultural Processes), Goldsmiths College, University of London; Dissertation ‘London “Black Radio” and the “Black Community“‘;
  • Master of Science in Sports Coaching (Psychology), Brunel University; Dissertation ‘Effectiveness of descriptive imagery (visualisation / Ideokinesis) in instructions of exercise.’
  • B.A. hon. Politics (Africa) and History (Modern Third World), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, Dissertation written in Sierra Leone, Freetown, on ‘Rastafarianism as Political Youth Culture.’
  • A-Levels (Bagrut) Alonei Yitzhak, Israel, Secondary Ed.: Maximilians und Oskar von Miller Gymnasium, München, Germany
Vocational Diplomas:
Vocational Diploma in Radio(-production) (NVQ3), various exercise and health and Pilates diplomas and in Community and Neighbourhood Mediation.
elect. Equal Opps. Officer, University of London Union 1992-93
Vice-Chair Infil Housing 1996-1997
Founder and Chair  Black Cultural Studies Group 1999-2001
Co-founder and Chair: Coram’s Fields User Group, 2016-2020 (chair 2016-2017)
Co-Founder and Chair: Diversity Group at a London School
Trustee for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at a London School (2020-2023)
Author Local Grassroots Kings Cross Environment 2012-2022
Founder of (2022-
see also DYP Mentoring