Institute of Sociology

Prof. Dr. Boris Nieswand

Professor of Sociology with focus on Migration and Diversity

Department of Sociology
Wilhelmstraße 36 (Hegelbau)
1st floor, room 113
72074 Tübingen
 +49 (0)7071 29-72948

Secretary: Karolin Mattes

Team Members

Office hours

Lecture period: Tue 10:30-12:00 Uhr (R 113)
Registration via Doodle

If it is foreseeable that you will need a longer consultation, you can also take two time slots.
  Please make sure that I have your email address so that I can contact you in the event of a short-term postponement.

Scientific Background

since September 2017
Professor for Sociology at the University of Tübingen

November 2015
Successful interim evaluation as junior professor at the University of Tübingen

April 2012 – Sept. 2017
Junior professor at the University of Tübingen

May 2008 – March 2012
Staff member at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen

First as a scholarship holder, then as a research assistant

April 2008
Doctorate (summa cum laude)

at the Martin-Luther-University in Halle-Wittenberg

PhD student at the Max Planck Institute Halle for Ethnological Research

Studied Sociology

at the University of Bielefeld (Focus: Social Anthropology)


Focus areas

  •     migration
  •     transnationalism
  •     diversity
  •     moral sociology
  •     ethnography
  •     refugee research
  •     border regimes

Research Projects

Refugee Blog


SS 2019

Language of instruction in all courses is German.



Erstausgabe 2011, reprint 2013

2. Auflage Oktober 2015

September 2014