Christina von Hodenberg is Professor of History at Queen Mary University of London. She has written widely on the social and cultural history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany. She has taught at the universities of Berkeley and Freiburg and held fellowships at Harvard, Université de Montréal and the Zentrum für Zeitgeschichtliche Forschung in Potsdam. Her PhD is from Bielefeld and her MA from Munich.
Michael Keith is Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), Co-Director of the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities http://www.futureofcities.ox.ac.uk/ and holds a personal chair in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oxford. He is the author of ten books on issues of urban change, race, ethnicity and migration including – most recently – ’China Constructing Capitalism: Economic Life and Urban Change’.
Benno Gammerl works at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Center for the History of Emotions, in Berlin, where he focuses on homosexuality and emotional life in rural West Germany between 1960 and 1990. His first book scrutinized British and Austro-Hungarian policies of citizenship and nationality.
Françoise Robin is a maître de conférence at l’INALCO and is a specialist of Tibet.
She received a DEA at INALCO in 1999. In 2003, she submitted a doctoral thesis on TIbetan literature also at l’INALCO, under the supervision of Heather Stoddard, titled « La littérature de fiction d’expression tibétaine au Tibet (RPC) depuis 1950 : sources textuelles anciennes, courants principaux et fonctions dans la société contemporaine tibétaine ». She has had many trips to China specifically to Tibet University as part of her research.
Françoise Robin is a member of UMR 8155 « Centre de recherche sur les civilisations chinoise, japonaise et tibétaine » and is responsible for the programme « Dictionnaire thématique français-tibétain » au sein de l’UMR 8155.
Patrick Simon is Director of research at INED (Institut National d’Etudes Demographiques – National demographic institute) (F) and research fellow at the Center of European Studies (CEE) at Sciences Po. Trained as socio-demographer at EHESS, he has studied social and ethnic segregation in French cities, ethnic and racial categorizations in an international perspective, antidiscrimination policies and the integration of ethnic minorities in European countries.
Saba Mahmood is an associate professor of social cultural anthropology at the University of California Berkeley. She was awarded the 2013 Axel Springer Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. Saba Mahmood’s research interests lie in exploring historically specific articulations of secular modernity in postcolonial societies, with particular attention to issues of subject formation, religiosity, embodiment, and gender. Currently she is examining secular-liberal interpretations of Islam in the context of the Middle East and South Asia.
Mary C. Waters is the M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. Her work has focused on the integration of immigrants and their children, the transition to adulthood for the children of immigrants, intergroup relations, and the measurement and meaning of racial and ethnic identity.