Professor of Sociology with focus on Migration and Diversity
Boris Nieswand studied sociology in Bielefeld and earned his doctorate in ethnology in Halle/Saale. He worked, among others, at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle/Saale) and at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen). Boris Nieswand's research focuses on migration and diversity, urban conviviality, and morality. His research perspectives can be characterized as reflexive and are normally based on an ethnographic approach.
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since September 2017
Professor for Sociology at the University of Tübingen
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
Doctorate (summa cum laude)
at the Martin-Luther-University in Halle-Wittenberg
PhD student at the Max Planck Institute Halle for Ethnological Research
at the University of Bielefeld (Focus: Social Anthropology)
- In the framework of the SFB 923 "Threatened Orders" he works together with Manuel Dieterich and Damian Martinez in the subproject: "Threat and Diversity in the Urban Context. Ethnically Heterogeneous and Unequal Neighbourhoods in the Global South"
- Until July 2019, he worked on a research project on "Threat and Diversity in the Urban Context" within the SFB 923 "Threatened Orders" together with Damian Omar Martinez und Moritz Fischer. Within this context, the impact of threat discourses on unequal and heterogeneous neighbourhoods in Frankfurt and Murcia was investigated.
- From October 2016 to October 2018 he has been leading the project on the situation in and around refugee shelters in Baden-Württemberg together with Elif Alp-Marent.
Language of instruction in all courses is German.
- Introduction to Sociology of Migration
- Colloquium (BA/MA)
- When something makes a difference (with Christina Brauner)
- LFP II: 5 years after. Refugees in Tübingen
- Colloquium (BA/MA)
Erstausgabe 2011, reprint 2013
2. Auflage Oktober 2015