Bard College Berlin Presents
Thursday, November 7, 2019

25 Years of the Transnational Migration Paradigm: Challenges, Blind Spots, and Opportunities for a Global Perspective

Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, 13156 Berlin

Guest lecture by Ayşe Çağlar (University of Vienna and IWM Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna)

The sociologist and anthropologist Ayşe Çağlar was among the first in the 1990s to call time on essentialist ethnic and cultural understandings of migrant - especially Turkish - minorities in Germany. To explain the discrepancies between economic integration and cultural seclusion among the "German Turks," she turned her attention to their cross-border social space and their social exclusion in Germany, and to the cultural-social and economic strategies - connecting many places including Turkey and Germany - that they employed for upward social mobility. Since then, the renunciation of methodological nationalism and the adoption of transnational views on migration and diaspora have produced a plethora of new research and new insights. In her lecture, Ayşe Çağlar will look back on the questions dominating the scholarship and public debates in the 1990s through the lens of a beginning, and ask how the "transnational migration paradigm" shifted these but remained limited to develop a global perspective. 
Ayşe Çağlar is a professor at the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna and a permanent fellow at IWM Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna. She worked in Berlin between 1994 and 2003 before moving to CEU in Budapest. In 2018 she published, together with Nina Glick Schiller, Migrants and City Making: Dispossession, Displacement, and Urban Regeneration (Duke University Press).

This event takes place in the frame of and with support from the Mellon-funded Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education

Date & time: Thursday, November 7, from 7:30pm
Venue: Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall
Platanenstr. 98a, 13156 Berlin
Admission free

Contact information:  communications@berlin.bard.edu

Location: Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, 13156 Berlin

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