Curriculum Vitae

Ulrike Bialas is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity. During the fellowship year, she will work on completing her book project “Forever Seventeen” (forthcoming with University of Chicago Press), an ethnographic study of young unaccompanied asylum seekers in Berlin and the role of age classification in their lives. Ulrike completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at Princeton University with a focus on international migration, urban sociology, and science and technology studies (STS). Before coming to Princeton, she completed a B.A. and M.A. in Social Sciences at Humboldt University Berlin, where she also worked at the Urban Sociology Department.

Research Projects


Bialas, Ulrike (forthcoming): Forever Seventeen: The Contested Ages of Asylum Seekers in Germany. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Bialas, Ulrike (2020): “The Effect of Offspring Sex on Parents’ Migration Probabilities and Outcomes – A Natural Experiment.” Sociological Inquiry.

Bialas, Ulrike (2015): “Book Review: Goffman, Alice, On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 39.4, 850-852.

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