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Participant n. 2 Bielefeld University (UNIBI)

Faculty of Sociology, Research Area Transnationalisation, Development and Migration (Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development (COMCAD)

Bielefeld University combines classical academic tradition with innovative research and teaching. The University has succeeded in maintaining and developing essential elements of this reform concept despite a considerable increase in student numbers. Bielefeld University has attained an outstanding position among national and international academic institutions on the strength of its research achievements and unique courses of study, its technology transfer and further education programmes. The Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development (COMCAD) deals with the transnational social question, that is, concepts, empirical research and policies dealing with the perception and politicization of stark inequalities across borders. Overall, the Center’s activities focus on projects concerned with cross-border transactions regarding transnational mobility, political membership and development. Current projects concern transnational social protection, temporary mobility between Asia and Europe, and cross-border life-worlds of various categories of mobile persons.

Main Tasks

  • Leadership of WP8
  • Participation in all the work packages

Team members

Project responsible
Thomas Faist
Professor, PI, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University
Universitätsstraße 25, Bielefeld, 33615, Germany
uni-bielefeld.de/tdrc/ag_comcad/team/faist.html
thomas.faist@uni-bielefeld.de
0049 (0)521 106 4650

Working group
Mustafa Aksakal
Dr., Researcher, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University
Universitätsstraße 25, Bielefeld, 33615, Germany
uni-bielefeld.de/tdrc/ag_comcad/team/aksakal.html
mustafa.aksakal@uni-bielefeld.de
0049 (0)521 106 4638

Kerstin Schmidt
Dr., Universitätsstraße 25, Bielefeld, 33615, Germany
uni-bielefeld.de/tdrc/ag_comcad/team/schmidt-verkerk.html
kerstin.schmidt-verkerk@uni-bielefeld.de
0049 (0)521 106 4638


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