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Organized Violence, new migration patterns, and development:

The DFG-funded project in cooperation with the FU Berlin sets a focus on the current phenomenons of 'organized violence' and 'forced migration'.

Thereby the driving forces of those factors regarding their influence on individual and group-related migration patterns and regimes are being investigated.

Throughout an explorative approach combining quantitative and qualitative methods in a diverse and complex way, originial primary data shall be generated, as it is the aim of this research to provide an essential advance in contemporary migrational studies.






Margit Feischmidt / Ludger Pries / Celine Cantat (Eds.), 2019: Refugee Protection and Civil Society in Europe. Houndmills: Palgrave.


Ludger Pries / Pablo Yankelevitch, 2019: European and Latin American Social Scientists as Refugees, Emigrés and Return-migrants. Transnational  lives and travelling theories at El Colegio de México and the New School for Social Research. New York: Palgrave.




Marawo The master's degree program management and regulation of work, business and organization (MaRAWO) communicates scientific knowledge and professional skills in the areas of labor, business and organization.




Consultation hours, Summer Term 2019

Professor Pries' regular consultation hours for students will be held every Tuesday, 10.00 - 12.00 h.

To make an appointment please get in touch with the bureau.


DFG Project:

Organized Violence, New Migration Patterns and Development

As of December 2018 the DFG (German Research Society) has granted a research project, which was submitted by Prof. Ludger Pries together with Prof. Stephanie Schütze/FU Berlin. The entire project title is: „Organized violence, new migration patterns, and development: A comparative study in Europe and the Americas“. You can find a short description of the project here.


Dynamics of Change in Transnational Families

On the 25th of January 2019 Christian Schramm has given a scientific presentation at the Mid Term Conference of the European Sociological Association (Research Network 35 – Sociology of Migration). Topics of his speech have been the Dynamics of Change in Transnational Families as well as Biographies and Family Figurations (Research field: Guayaquil and Bilbao). You can find the presentation slides here.



What can platforms of the crowd really offer?

Framed by a Symposion of the Center for Advanced Studies (CAIS) in Bochum, Paul-Fiete Kramer will give the scientific presentation „What can platforms of the crowd really offer?“ together with Dr. Fabian Hoose (IAQ). The hot topic being discussed will be the self-description of platform corporations and the modern search for working folks.

The speech will be given on February 2nd 2019 from 16.00 to 18.00 h. Interested students are welcome, for more information click here.



Social Scientists as Refugees

The book „European and Latin American Social Scientists as Refugees, Émigrés and Return-Migrants“ was released in early November 2018 by editors Ludger Pries and Pablo Yankelevitch.

The book discusses the forced migration of scientists and intellectuals from Germany, Austria and Spain throughout the 1930s to destination countries like the USA and México. A special focus is put on lately renowned international universities like the ‚New York School of Social Science‘ (New York City) and the ‚El Colegio de México‘ (México City).

Another recent publication

In Ocotober the sociological anthology ‚Refugee Protection and Civil Society in Europe‘, which was co-edited by Ludger Pries, was released by Palgrave McMillan. The content can be seen here.