Posterausstellung Forschungsschwerpunkt Migration, Citizenship and Belonging

Migration, citizenship and belonging

The common interest in this key research area is the exploration of the forms and dynamics resulting from migration and integration processes that have changed due to increasing global interdependencies. Another commonality is the understanding that new research perspectives are needed to overcome national and disciplinary, methodological and epistemological restrictions. The fact that different fields of expertise are represented in this key research area results in a diversity of themes and disciplinary affiliations.

The key research area focuses on the interdisciplinary investigation of new forms of mobility and migration, which come with transnational practices of social integration and constructions of identity, as well as reconfigurations of social inequality, not least as a result of changes in the regulatory framework of migration. The research themes, studied from an interdisciplinary perspective, include the changing conditions for the building of relationships between minorities and majorities, mechanisms of social, political and cultural inclusion and exclusion, different (possibly overlapping) individual and collective identities, social and (media-related) representations and constructions, as well as political conflicts and the struggle for the distribution of resources, rights and belonging, in terms of social participation and marginalisation.