Posterausstellung Forschungsschwerpunkt Migration, Citizenship and Belonging

Migration, citizenship and belonging

The common interest in this key research area is the exploration of the changing forms and dynamics of migration and integration processes resulting from increasing global interdependencies. This includes a shared understanding that new research perspectives are needed to overcome national and disciplinary, methodological and epistemological restrictions. The representation of different fields of expertise in this key research area results in a diversity of themes and disciplinary affiliations.

Research 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. Analyses combining perspectives across disciplines include the changing conditions for building 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 struggles for the distribution of resources, rights and belonging, in terms of social participation and marginalisation.

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