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Lahusen, C. (2024). Trust and Distrust in Political Institutions: Conceptual and theoretical reassessments. Journal of Political Sociology 2(1), forthcoming/in print.


Kortendiek, N., & Oertel, J. (2023). Caught between Vulnerability and Competence – UNHCR’s Visual Framing of Refugees, Economic Threat Perceptions and Attitudes toward Asylum Seekers in Germany. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/15562948.2023.2179151

Schäfer, G., Schittenhelm, K., & El Dali, Y. (2023). Places and mechanisms of belonging and exclusion. Intra-EU migration in a comparative perspective. Population, Space and Place, 29(8),2699. https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2699

Schieder, D., Emde, S., & Presterudstuen, G.H. (2023). (Vaka)Vanua as Weakness, (Vaka)Vanua as Strength: Reflections on Fijian Sociality in Urban and Migrant Environments. Anthropological Forumhttps://doi.org/10.1080/00664677.2023.2247177


Hofmann, R., & Schieder, D. (Eds.). (2022). Explorations into Micronesian Mobility: Transforming Family and Home across Borders [Special Issue]. Pacific Geographies, 58. https://pacific-geographies.org/2022/08/18/pacific-geographies-58/

Lahusen, C., Schittenhelm, K., & Schneider, S. (2022). Europäische Asylpolitik und lokales Verwaltungshandeln. Zur Behördenpraxis in Deutschland und Schweden. transcript. https://www.transcript-open.de/isbn/3330

Schittenhelm, K. (2022). Negotiating unequal mobility opportunities: Young academics’ mobility in the EU and their partner-related living arrangements. Geoforum, 133, 117-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2022.03.020  


Cinalli, M., Trenz, H.-J., Brändle, V., Eisele, O. & Lahusen, C. (2021). Solidarity in the Media and Public Contention over Refugees in Europe. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367817169

Kortendiek, N. (2021). How to govern mixed migration in Europe: transnational expert networks and knowledge creation in international organizations. Global Networks, 21(2), 320–338. https://doi.org/10.1111/glob.12293

Krämer, M. (2021). Challenging Neotraditional Authority in Namibia. In A.S. Steinforth & S. Klocke-Daffa (Eds.),Challenging Authorities. Ethnographies of Legitimacy and Power in Eastern and Southern Africa (pp. 219–242). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76924-6_8

Krämer, M. (2021). Review Comaroff, J.L. and Comaroff, J. (eds.) 2018. The Politics of Custom: Chiefship, Capital, and the State in Contemporary Africa. Chicago (University of Chicago Press) / Zenker, O. and Hoehne, M.V. (eds.) 2018. The State and the Paradox of Customary Law in Africa. London and New York (Routledge). Zeitschrift für Ethnologie / Journal of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 146(1/2), 260–263.



Schneider, S. (2024, January 25). Rhythms of Suspension. Tolerated persons’ experiences of administrative encounters for renewal and some implications for conceptions of justice and the rule of law. Open research colloquium of the research group Navigating the Mediterranean: Search and Rescue Missions and the Dissensus on Democracy (ZivDem), online.

Tretmans, M. (2024, March 20-22). All affected, all involved? The Role of Non-State Actors from the Global South in the GCM and the GCR. DVPW Early Career Tagung Internationale Beziehungen, Tutzing, Germany.


Adem, S. (2023, September 18-21).Digital Entanglements and Ethiopian Domestic Workers in the UAE. Entanglements. AHRC International Conference, Oxford, UK.

Adem, S. (2023, July 25-28). Transnational migration and social media: a material culture shaping transnational experience. DGSKA conference, Munich, Germany. 

Adem, S. (2023, July 3-6). Migration Diplomacy through Migrant Self-Organisations. 20th IMISCOE Annual Conference: MIGRATION AND INEQUALITIES In search of answers and solutions, Warsaw, Poland.

Adem, S. (2023, May 30-June 3). The Kafala Benders: Ruins and Imaginaries. African Futures, 9th ECASCologne, Germany.

Adem, S. (2023, February 6-7). ’Ijaza’ houses, more than just a roof over their heads—the complex housing arrangement of Ethiopian domestic workers ‘outside’ the kafala in the UAE. Social Inequalities in the Gulf and Beyond, NYUAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Bochmann, A. (2023, June 25). Deportation Suspension. The Production of a Legal Institution. Sommerkolloquium der Netzwerke Migratonsrecht und Flüchtlingsforschung, HU Berlin, Germany.

Bochmann, A. (2023, June 1-2). The Production of a Temporary Legal Institution: Deportation Suspension. International Conference on the Temporal Dimensions of Migration Law, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Kortendiek, N. (2023, July 12-14). International Organizations in Crises – Governing on the Ground during the Migration and Refugee Crisis. EWIS Workshops, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Kortendiek, N. (2023, March 14). Beyond Authority? International Organizations Governing Migration and Asylum at the Border. International Theory, ISA Pre-Conference Workshop, Montréal, Canada.

Krämer, M. & van Dijk, R. (2023, May 30-June 3). Positioning Institutionalized Authority, Mobility and Trajectories of Future-Making. European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), Cologne, Germany.

Ndahayo, E. (2023, June 27-29). Doing Family Across Borders: The Impact of Long-Lasting Separation of Members of Refugee Families Between Europe and Africa. Twenty-Ninth International Conference of Europeanists, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

Pargen, L. (2023, July 12). Mobile Chiefs and Chieftainesses – Political Networking for Development? Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR), Lusaka, Zambia.

Pargen, L. & Inhetveen, K. (2023, May 30-June 3). Mobility of Traditional Authorities in Zambia: Intra-Institutional Networking and Inter-Institutional Cooperation. European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), Cologne, Germany.

Pelican, M. (2023, November 16-20). Current Trends in Migration Research: Aspirations-Capabilities Framework (Input). DiaMiGo Autumn Research Academy, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

Pelican, M. (2023, August 13-31). South-South / South-North Migration: Changing Trajectories and Migration Regimes (Keynote). Cologne Summer School on Migration, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

Schittenhelm, K. (2023, June 27-29). State Interventions into Refugees’ ‘Privacy’: (Un-)Intended Consequences of Family Reunification Policies. Twenty-Ninth International Conference of Europeanists, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Schneider, S. (2023, June 1-2). Rhythms of Suspension. Tolerated persons’ experiences of variation in administratively set time frames. International Conference on the Temporal Dimensions of Migration Law, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Adem, S. (2022, November 1-2). Connecting, Co-Coping and Co-Hoping in the Transnational Space; Social Media and Social Cohesion among Ethiopian Transnational Migrant Workers in the UAE. 3rdIGAD Scientific Conference on Migration and Displacement: Inclusion and Social Cohesion: Connecting Research, Data and Policy, Nairobi, Kenya.

Kortendiek, N. (2022, July 14-15). Learning from the Crisis? Bottom-up Policy Change in International Migration Organizations. International Workshop “Democracy and Practices of Global Order”, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany.

Krämer, M. (2022, May 4). Chieftaincy, Neotraditional Networking and (Transborder) Mobility in Southern Africa. Workshop on Institutional Dynamics and Mobility in Southern Africa, Global South Studies Center, Cologne.

Schieder, D. & Lilomaiava-Doktor, S. (2022, June 2-5). Pacific Islanders, Mobility, and Institutional Dynamics: An Introduction. 11th European Society for Oceanists Conference, Ajaccio, France.