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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 Winter Term 2019/20

Professor Pries' regular consultation hours in the Winter Term 2019/20 are being held every Wednesday from 14.00 h to 15.30 h. Please put your name onto the notice-list at room GD 1/317 or consult Susanne Axt-Sokolowski for further information.


Election to the ESA Executive Committee 2019 - 2021

Most recently Prof. Pries has been elected to the Executive Committee of ESA (European Sociological Association). Throughout the next 2 years Prof. Pries will work on ESA's policies and is also mainly responsible for the association's publications. Insight to the committee is given here.


“Migrational Background or Post-Migration”

As of September 19th Prof. Pries has held the presentation “Migrational Background or Post-Migration? Concepts and Politics of Belonging in Comparison” at the German Center for Integration- and Migration-Studies. You can access the slides (in German language) here.


Self-Descriptions of Platform Corporations

On this year’s CAIS-Forum Dr. Fabian Hoose (IAQ) and Paul-Fiete Kramer will present their project “What can Platforms of the Crowd really offer? Self-Descriptions of Platform Corporations and their search for working folks.” More information can be accessed hier.


Course Beginnings Winter Term 2019/20

Because Mr. Pries has to be in Paris on October 10th, the courses A&O Pt. 1, FOR Pt. 2 and the Graduation Colloquium will start this WiTe exceptionally as of October 17th. All interested students can access the specific Moodle-Courses in order to check and download the programs.


Article in 'Comparative Migration Studies'

A new article by L. Pries was published in 'Comparative Migration Studies' entitled "The momentum of transnational social spaces in Mexico-US-migration". The article could be downloaded from Springer VS or from here.


World Refugee Day 2019

Since 2001 on June 20th every year the World Refugee Day is being held by the United Nations. As a day of action the courage and strength of refugees shall be dignified worldwide. Hereby we’d like to invite you to our event on June 15th. Different actors from various sections of society and refugees themselves will have a say in order to make their work and experiences a subject of discussion. The different panels will deal with the following key questions:

  • What has been done and achieved in ‘refugee care’ since 2015?
  • How have refugees experienced their arrival in Bochum?
  • What are the forthcoming global challenges?

The conference will take place at the Blue Square  from 12:00 to 15:00 pm. The entire program can be accessed here.


Sustainable social innovations through institutional pluralism?

Strengthening self-organization capacities and individual responsibility on local levels is more and more important. Cooperatives are not only useful on a local and regional level as controlling elements regarding issues of public social services, they also can be seen as elements of societal transformation because of their cooperative structures in terms of governance. Framed as a multidisciplinary event at the RUB our question is: What are the essential concepts in Social Siences and Empirical Research relating to the sustainability of social innovations? In the name of the RUB and the ‘Emscher Cooperative’ we’d like to invite you to a workshop being held on Wednesday 06/26/19 from 10:00 to 18:00 pm in room GD-1/388. You can register for the workshop here.


About the Situation of Yazidi Women

On the 4th of June (16.00 h) Lamiya Haji Bashar, a human rights activist who was held a prisoner by ISIS like thousands of other women in Iraq, will give a lecture about her work and experiences together with Mirza Dinnayi, a human rights lawyer and founder of the 'airlift to rescue refugees from Iraq'. The event is planned by the IFHV (Institute for Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Law) of the RUB and will take place in room GD-04/620. You can find the poster here.


Pries in Princeton

On May 3rd Professor Dr. Ludger Pries presented a lecture entitled "Turkey and MENA: complex hubs and fragile walls in MENA – Europe migration", which has been framed by the international conference “Current Dynamics between Europe and the Middle East/North Africa” at the Princeton University. The presentation slides can be accessed here.