Mobile Cultures and Societies

The research platform "Mobile Cultures and Societies. Interdisciplinary Studies on Transnational Formations" has been established in May 2014 for a period of three years. The platform, which is led by Univ.-Prof. Annegret Pelz (Department of German Studies) and Ass.-Prof. Birgit Englert (Department of African Studies), is supported by the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies and the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The aim of the research platform is to establish and constitute a conceptually differentiated scientific space to examine phenomena, conditions and effects of cultural and social mobility. The platform combines different disciplinary approaches, theories and methods to develop new categories in regard to contents, structures and scientific tools in the field of mobility studies.

Members:

Head:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Annegret Pelz, Department of German Studies

Deputy Head:

Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Birgit Englert, Department of African Studies

Members of the Faculty of Social Sciences:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Petra Dannecker, M.A., Department of Development Studies
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Birgit Sauer, Department of Political Science