Migration, Mobility and Transnationalism

Migration, mobility and transformation are closely related phenomena. The transformation of the economy and society mobilizes people whose migrations, in turn, trigger transformation processes in their countries of origin and destination and create new transnational spaces “in-between.” This research area takes interest in migration, mobility and the transnationaliziation of societies in the wake of post-1989 changes, but also during the era of state socialism, thus bringing into focus phenomena of “socialist globalization.” More generally, it also focuses on conceptions of migration governance and (de-)regulation in the context of (neo-)liberal transformations on a European and global scale.

 

Associated researchers and projects:

Ilona Grabmaier: Stayed at home. Reconfiguring care of/for men, children and senior citizens in rural Ukraine

Matthias Kaltenbrunner: Cars for the East: The (Il)legal Car Market in Poland, 1980-1990s.

Thuc Linh Nguyen Vu: Strange but Familiar: the Global Microhistory of Contacts between Poland and Vietnam.

Jannis Panagiotidis: Liberal Global Orders and Freedom of Movement.