DFG Research Unit 5183

Transborder Mobility and Institutional Dynamics

transMID is a DFG Research Unit which investigates the intersections of transborder mobility and institutions from a transdisciplinary, transnational and transregional perspective. It addresses an existing research gap since, to date, social scientists have often explored mobility and migration separately from institutions and institutional dynamics.

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About transMID

This Research Unit brings together scholars from sociology, anthropology and political science in order to examine the nexus between transborder mobility and institutions from a transregional and transnational perspective that extends beyond European host countries. It aims to explore the ways in which institutions frame, shape or control mobility (especially labour migration, educational migration and forced migration) and considers the influence of these forms of mobility on institutional endurance or change. Building on five closely intertwined subprojects, the particular focus of the Research Unit’s theoretical and empirical analyses are the institutional dynamics – i.e. processes of institutionalisation, de- and re-institutionalisation and institutional pluralisation – that accompany transborder mobility and the mechanisms of internal and external institutional regulations of mobility. 

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News

Conference 16.-17.05.2024

‘Theory-Making and Methodologies at the Intersection of Mobility and Institutions: Perspectives from and on the Global South


The next Research Unit 5183 conference will take place in May 2024

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Workshop 29.-30.04.2024

‘Research Ethics & Participatory Research


Prof Dr Hella von Unger conducted a two-day workshop with Research Unit members at The Global South Studies Center (GSSC) in Cologne. 

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Workshop/Training 19.-20.01.2024

‘Critical Diversity & Intersectionality’


Led by Dr Cassandra Ellerbe, the Research Unit’s Young Scholars held a two-day workshop in January 2024 on ‘Critical Diversity & Intersectionality’ in Siegen.

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Speaker

Prof Dr Karin Schittenhelm
Department of Social Sciences
University of Siegen
Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2
57068 Siegen
schittenhelm@soziologie.uni-siegen.de

Deputy Speaker

Prof Dr Katharina Inhetveen
Department of Social Sciences
University of Siegen
Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2
57068 Siegen
inhetveen@soziologie.uni-siegen.de

Scientific Coordinator

Dr Dominik Schieder
Department of Social Sciences
University of Siegen
Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2
57068 Siegen
dominik.schieder@uni.siegen.de

Secretary

Beata Koziol
ENC-D 312
University of Siegen
Walter-Flex-Str. 3
57072 Siegen
beata.koziol@uni-siegen.de