Université de Strasbourg

Conference: Belongings and Borders – Biographies, Mobilities, and the Politics of Migration

From January 24, 2019 until January 25, 2019
From 08:30 until 16:45
MISHA, 5, allée du Général Rouvillois, Strasbourg


Current political and media discourses on the questions of “integration”, “belonging” and “borders” are dominated by the perspectives of Western nation states. The objective of this midterm conference of the Research Network 35 “Sociology of Migration” of the European Sociological Association (ESA) is to shift the focus to the perspectives of those who are labeled and talked about in these debates and who become the target of ever-more complex and differentiated border and mobility regimes. This conference will, in other words, interrogate the way belongings and borders are presently challenged and reshaped on different levels (local, national, international) and how biographical perspectives in migration research can shed new light on these processes.

This major international conference is co-organised by the USIAS Fellow Ursula Apitzsch in close cooperation with the Institute DynamE, the University of Strasbourg Institute of Advanced Study (USIAS), the French-German University (UFA/DFH) and is thematically linked to the international research project MIGREVAL that closely works with the municipality of Strasbourg.


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