Dr. Susanne Wessendorf (London School of Economics and Political Science LSE)

Curriculum Vitae

Susanne Wessendorf is a Social Anthropologist at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Since completing her DPhil at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford, she has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, and held a Marie Curie Research Fellowship at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham. 

Her work has investigated the interrelationship of transnationalism and integration among the second generation, and more recently, social relations in a superdiverse urban context. Susanne has conducted pioneering research in the emergent field of superdiversity. She has undertaken in-depth ethnographic fieldwork over long periods in complex urban settings, accumulating a range of experiences in working with people of different age groups, ethnic, national and class backgrounds. She has been granted funding from a variety of funding bodies, ranging from research councils, to charitable trusts and the European Commission. Susanne is co-editor (with Steven Vertovec) of ‘The Multiculturalim Backlash’ (Routledge 2010), and author of ‘Second-Generation Transnationalism and Roots Migration (Ashgate 2012) and ‘Commonplace Diversity. Social Relations in a Super-diverse context’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

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