Peter van der Veer is Director at the Max Planck Institute. His book on The Value of Comparison will be published by Duke University Press in 2016. Tam Ngo is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute. Her book on the Hmong in Vietnam and the US will be published by the University of Washington Press in 2016. Together they work on a project on the Vietnamese in Germany.
Boris Nieswand is Junior Professor for Transnational Cultural Comparison and Migration at Tübingen University. He obtained a PhD in social anthropology from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in 2008 and a diploma in sociology from the University of Bielefeld in 2000. Boris Nieswand was a visiting professor at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen and a PhD-candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle.
Itamar Mann is the national security law fellow at Georgetown Law Center. He studies international law and political theory, with special interests in migration and refugee law, transnational counter-terrorism law, and international criminal law. His book, Humanity at Sea: Unuthorized Migration and the Foundations of International Law is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press (2016). He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University (L.L.B.) and Yale Law School (L.L.M. and J.S.D.)
Sarah Spencer is Director of the Global Exchange on Migration (https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/globalexchange/) and Diversity at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford. Her research interests are in irregular migrants, integration, human rights and equality issues, and in the policy making process. She was an Open Society Fellow (2012-2014) exploring issues relating to irregular migrants in Europe, on which her presentation will draw. Her publications can be seen at compas (https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/people/staff/sarah-spencer/publications/). Sarah was awarded her doctorate at Erasmus University Rotterdam, has an MPhil from University College London and took her first degree in Sociology at the University of Nottingham. She is a former Deputy Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality in Britain, Chair of the network of civil society equality organisations, the Equality and Diversity Forum, and Director of Liberty.
Manuel Schwab is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR). He is preoccupied with questions of the nexus political economy (particularly the value of life), multigenerational political violence, and affect-based mobilizations of liberal political subjects.
Frühjahrstagung der DGS-Sektion „Migration und ethnische Minderheiten“ gemeinsam mit dem Soziologischen Forschungsinstitut Göttingen (SOFI) und dem Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften (MPI MMG) ▪ Organisation: Prof. Dr. Annette Treibel (Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe) und Dr. Janina Söhn (SOFI Göttingen) für den Sektionsvorstand