Dr. Boris Nieswand

Dr. Boris Nieswand

Social Anthropology

Boris Nieswand is now at the University of Tübingen.

Boris Nieswand was a research fellow, working on local government and everyday forms of diversity in Stuttgart. He has obtained his PHD in social anthropology from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg with a thesis on a status paradox experienced by transnational Ghanaian migrants. He has a diploma in sociology from the University of Bielefeld. Boris Nieswand was a research assistant at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Conflict and Violence Research in Bielefeld, a member of the Graduate School Asia and Africa in World Reference Systems (GSAA) in Halle and a PhD-candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle. He has published on transnational migration, charismatic Christianity, diaspora formation and ethnography. Boris Nieswand taught courses on anthropological methods, diversity and migration theory at the universities of Halle-Wittenberg, Leipzig and Frankfurt (Oder).

Publications

Books

2011
"Theorising Transnational Migration. The Status Paradox of Migration", New York: Routledge. Link

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

2010
"Enacted Destiny. West African Charismatic Christians in Berlin and the Immanence of God", Journal of Religion in Africa 40, 33-59.  pdf

2009
"Development and Diaspora. Ghana and its migrants", Sociologus 59,1: 17-31.

2008
"Ethnografie im Spannungsfeld von Lokalität und Sozialität". In: Ethnoscripts 10, 2: 75-103.  pdf

"Ghanaian Migrants in Germany and the Social Construction of Diaspora". African Diaspora 1. 1-2, 28-52.  pdf

2005
(jointly with N. Glick Schiller, G. Schlee, T. Darieva, L. Yalçin-Heckmann und L, Fósztó) "Pathways of Migrant Incorporation in Germany", TRANSIT, 1/1, 50911: http://repositories.cdlib.org/ucbgerman/transit/vol1/iss1/art50911.

"Die Stabilisierung transnationaler Felder. Grenzüberschreitende Beziehungen ghanaischer Migranten in Deutschland", Nord -Süd aktuell, Sonderheft "Transnationale Räume" 19/1: 45-56.  pdf

2000
(jointly with Ulrich Vogel) "Dimensionen der Fremdheit. Eine empirische Analyse anhand qualitativer Interviews mit Angehörigen einer Migrantengruppen", Soziale Probleme, 11 1/2: 140-176.  pdf

Chapters in Edited Volumes

2011
"Der Migrations-Entwicklungs-Nexus in Afrika. Diskurswandel und Diasporaformation". In: Baraulina, T., Kreienbrink, A. und Andrea Riester (Hg.): Potenziale der Migration zwischen afrikanischen Ländern und Deutschland. Nürnberg, Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge: 400-425. pdf

2008
"Wege aus dem Dilemma zwischen Transnationalismus- und Integrationsansatz. Simultane Inklusion von migranten-initiierten charismatischen Gemeinden in Berlin". In: Lauser, A. und Weißköppel, C. (Hg.): Migration und religiöse Dynamik. Ethnologische Religionsforschung im transnationalen Kontext. Bielefeld, Transcript: 35-52  pdf

2005
"Charismatic Christianity in the Context of Migration. Social Status, the Experience of Migration and the Construction of Selves Among Ghanaian Migrants in Berlin", in A. Adogame and C. Weißköppel (eds), Religion in the Context of African Migration, Bayreuth: Bayreuth African Studies.

2004
"Rinderhaltung, Kommerzialisierung und ethnische Arbeitsteilung im Norden der Elfenbeinküste", in G. Schlee (ed): Ethnizität und Markt. Zur ethnischen Struktur von Viehmärkten in Westafrika, Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. -

Other Publications

2010
"Nationalist Rituals and the Construction of Diaspora. The fiftieth anniversary of Ghanaian Independence in Berlin", www.mmg.mpg.de/publications/working-papers/2010/wp-10-09/, Working Paper WP 10-09

'Diversität und Gesellschaft', Tätigkeitsbericht der Max Planck Gesellschaft 2009/2010 München: Max Planck Gesellschaft. [Link]

2009
(jointly with Brian Donahoe, John Eidson, Dereje Feyissa, Veronika Fuest, Markus V. Hoehne, Günther Schlee and Olaf Zenker) "The Formation and Mobilization of Collective Identities in Situations of Conflict and Integration. Working Paper No. 116", Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Working Papers, Halle/S.: Max Planck Institute for
Social Anthropology: http://www.eth.mpg.de/pubs/wps/pdf/mpi-eth-working-paper-0116.pdf.

"Ethnography between locality and sociality",  http://www.mmg.mpg.de/documents/wp/WP_09-06/, Working Paper WP 09-06

2008
"Ghanaian Migrants in Germany and the Nexus of Social Security and Migration". In: Sommer, J. and Warnecke, A. (Hg.): BICC Briefs 36. The Security Migration Nexus. Challenges and Opportunities of African Migration to EU Countries, Bonn, Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC): 29-34, http://www.bicc.de/uploads/pdf/publications/briefs/brief36/brief36.pdf

Book Reviews

2006
"Martin, Jeanett: "Been-To", "Burger", "Transmigranten". Zur Bildungsmigration von Ghanaern und ihrer Rückkehr aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland." Anthropos, 101: 638-640.

2004
"Beer, Bettina: Körperkonzepte, interethnische Beziehungen und Rassismustheorien. Eine kulturvergleichende Untersuchung." Anthropos, 99: 236-238.