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Prof. Dr. Christian Joppke

CURRENT POSITION

Executive Director
Chair in General Sociology
 

OFFICE ADDRESS

University of Bern
Institute of Sociology
Fabrikstrasse 8
CH - 3012 Bern
Switzerland
Email: joppke@soz.unibe.ch

PREVIOUS POSITIONS
   

2006-11

Professor of Political Science, American University of Paris

2004-06

Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, International University Bremen (now Jacobs University Bremen)

2003-04

Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

1995-02

Professor, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence

1990-94

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Southern California

EDUCATION
     

1989

Ph.D.

University of California at Berkeley

1984

Diplom

University of Frankfurt/Main

1978-80

 

Free University of Berlin

GUEST PROFESSORSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS, CALLS
   

2013-8

Honorary Professor, Department of Political Science and Government, University of Aarhus

2013 (Dec.)

Visiting Professor, Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel

2012-3

Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship, European University Institute, Florence (declined)

2010-

Recurrent Visiting Professor, Nationalism Studies Program, Central European University (CEU), Budapest.

2008/9

Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, Washington, D.C. (declined)

2006

Willi Brandt Guest Professorship, University of Malmö (declined)

2002-03

Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation, New York

1994

Jean-Monnet Fellow, European University Institute, Florence

1993-94

Research Associate, Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

1992

Zumberge Faculty Research Fellowship, University of Southern California

1989

John L.Simpson Research Fellowship, Institute for International Studies, University of California at Berkeley

1988-89

Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey

1987-88

University Graduate Fellowship, University at California at Berkeley

1985-86

German Academic Exchange Fellowship (DAAD)

GRANTS

“State Neutrality and Accommodating Islam in North America and Europe” (with John Torpey, CUNY Graduate Center); Swiss Population, Migration and Environment (PME) Foundation/International Metropolis Project, EUR 100.000 (2007-2011). 

Contested Control at the Margins of the State: Government responses to irregular migration in the Schengen area
(with Tobias Eule), Swiss National Fonds, CHF 282.400, from 2014 to 2017 (3 years). 

CURRENT BOOK PROJECTS

  • “Is Multiculturalism dead? Crisis and Persistence in the Constitutional State” (book contract with Polity Press; to be finished by November 2015)

BOOKS (monographs)

  • The Secular State Under Siege: Religion and Politics in Europe and America. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015 (March).
  • Legal Integration of Islam: A Transatlantic Comparison (with John Torpey). Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2013.
  • Citizenship and Immigration. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2010 (a Japanese translation was published by Iwanami Shoten, Tokyo, September 2013).
  • Veil: Mirror of Identity. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2009 (a Japanese translation is in preparation by Hosei University Press, Tokyo).
  • Selecting by Origin: Ethnic Migration in the Liberal State. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005 (included in a review of the “best” books on international migration published since 2000, by Roger Waldinger, Contemporary Sociology 42, May 2013, 349-363).
  • Immigration and the Nation-State: The United States, Germany, and Great Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • East German Dissidents and the Revolution of 1989: Social Movement in a Leninist Regime. London: Macmillan and New York: New York University Press, 1995 (Named “Outstanding Academic Book for 1995” by Choice Magazine).
  • Mobilizing Against Nuclear Energy: A Comparison of Germany and the United States. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1993.

BOOKS (edited)

  • Immigrant Integration in Federal Countries (with Leslie Seidle). Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2012.
  • Toward Assimilation and Citizenship: Immigrants in Liberal Nation-States (co-edited with Ewa Morawska). London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2003.
  • Controlling a New Migration World (co-edited with Virginie Guiraudon). London: Routledge, 2001.
  • Multicultural Questions (co-edited with Steven Lukes). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Challenge to the Nation-State: Immigration in Western Europe and the United States (edited). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

JOURNAL ARTICLES (refereed):

  • “Islam and the Legal Enforcement of Morality”, Theory and Society (2015, forthcoming).
  • “Europe and Islam: Alarmists, Victimists, and Integration by Law”, West European Politics (special issue on “Europe in Crisis”, forthcoming in 2014).
  • “The Retreat is Real—But What is the Alternative? Multiculturalism, Islam, and the Limits of `Muscular Liberalism`”, Constellations (forthcoming in May 2014).
  • “A Christian Identity for the Liberal State?” British Journal of Sociology 64(4), 2013, 597-616.
  • “Islam in Europa: Integration durch Recht und ihre Grenzen”, Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (special issue on Religion and Society) (forthcoming in December 2013).
  • “Double Standards? Veils and Crucifixes in the European Legal Order”, European Journal of Sociology vol. 54, no. 1, 2013, 97-123.
  • “Through the European Looking Glass: Citizenship Tests in the US, Canada, and Australia”, Citizenship Studies 17(1), 2013, 1-15.
  • “The Inevitable Lightening of Citizenship”, European Journal of Sociology 51(1), 2010, 9-32.
  • “Minority Rights for Immigrants? Multiculturalism versus Antidiscrimination”, Israel Law Review 43, 2010, 49-66.
  • “Islamic liberalism?” European Journal of Sociology 50(3), 2009, 514-518.
  • “Is religion the problem?” Ethnicities 9(4), 2009, 560-66.
  • “Limits of Integration Policy: Britain and her Muslims,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 25(3), 2009, 453-472 (also appeared as book chapter, in Erik Bleich, ed. Muslims and the State in the Post-9/11 West. New York: Routledge, 2009).
  • “Immigration and the Identity of Citizenship,” Citizenship Studies 12(6), 2008, 533-46.
  • “Comparative Citizenship: A Restrictive Turn in Europe?” Journal of Law and Ethics of Human Rights 2, 2008, 1-41.
  • “State Neutrality and Islamic Headscarf Laws in France and Germany,” Theory and Society 36(4), 2007, 313-342.
  • “Transformation of Immigrant Integration: Civic Integration and Antidiscrimination in the Netherlands, France, and Germany,” World Politics 59(2), 2007, 243-73.
  • “Transformation of Citizenship: Status, Rights, Identity”, Citizenship Studies 11(1), 2007, 37-48 (also appeared as book chapter, in Engin F. Isin, Peter Nyers, and Bryan S. Turner, eds. Citizenship between Past and Future, London: Routledge 2008; republished in Jo Shaw and Igor Stiks, eds. The International Library of Essays on Rights, Ashgate Publishers 2013).
  • “Beyond National Models: Civic Integration Policies for Immigrants in Western Europe”, West European Politics 30(1), 2007, 1-22 (republished in Robin Cohen/ Gunvor Jonsson, eds. Migration and Culture. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2011).
  • “Exclusion in the Liberal State: The Case of Immigration and Citizenship Policy,” European Journal of Social Theory 8(1), 2005, 43-61. A Czech translation appeared in Socíalní Studia, 1/2006.
  • “Are ‘Nondiscriminatory’ Immigration Policies Reversible? Evidence from the United States and Australia,” Comparative Political Studies 38(1), 2005, 3-25.
  • “The Retreat of Multiculturalism in the Liberal State: Theory and Policy,” British Journal of Sociology 55(2), 2004, 237-257. A French translation of an earlier version appeared in Riva Kastoryano, ed. Les codes de la difference. Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, 2006. A Dutch translation appeared in Ethische Perspectieven 16(3), 2006, 242-266. A Chinese translation published in 2011 by Zhejiang University Press.
  • “Ethnic Diversity and the State” British Journal of Sociology 55(3), 2004, 451-463.
  • “Muslims and the Veil: Germany through the prism of France” (in Spanish), Revista Internacional de Filososofía Política  no.24, 2004, 61-76.
  • “Courts, the New Constitutionalism and Immigrant Rights: The Case of the French Conseil Constitutionnel” (with Elia Marzal), European Journal of Political Research 43, 2004, 825-46.
  • “Citizenship between De- and Re-Ethnicization,” Archives européennes de sociologie 44(3), 2003, 429-458 (reprints appeared in M. Bodemann and G.Yurdakul, eds. Migration, Citizenship, Ethnos. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan 2006; Alan Gamlen and Katherine Marsh, eds. Migration and Global Governance. Cheltenham: Edgar Elgar 2012).
  • “Staatsbürgerschaft und Migration in nationaler und postnationaler Perspektive” Zeitschrift für Sozialreform 49(1), 2003, 26-44.
  • “Contesting Ethnic Immigration: Germany and Israel Compared” (with Zeev Rosenhek) Archives européennes de sociologie 43(3), 2002, 301-335. A shorter version is reprinted in Takeyuki Tsuda, ed. Diasporic Homecomings: Ethnic Return Migration in Comparative Perspective. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press 2009.
  • “Multicultural Citizenship: A Critique,” Archives européennes de sociologie 42(2), 2001, 431-447 (republished in E.Isin and B.Turner, eds. The Citizenship Reader. London: Sage, 2002).
  • “The Legal-Domestic Sources of Immigrant Rights: the United States, Germany, and the European Union,” Comparative Political Studies 34(4), 2001, 339-366.
  • “How Immigration is Changing Citizenship: A Comparative View,” Ethnic and Racial Studies 22(4), 1999, 629-52.
  • “Einwanderung und Staatsbürgerschaft in Deutschland und den USA,” Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 51(1), 1999, 34-54.
  • “Why Liberal States Accept Unwanted Immigration,” World Politics 50(2), 1998, 266-93 (reprinted in: Andrew Geddes, ed. International Migration. London: SAGE, 2011).
  • “Asylum and State Sovereignty,” Comparative Political Studies 30(3), 1997, 291-330.
  • “Multiculturalism and Immigration,” Theory and Society 25(4), 1996, 449-500 (A shorter version appeared in David Jacobson, ed. Immigration in the United States. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997; an excerpt “The Legacy of Empire” appeared in Anthony Giddens, ed. Sociology. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997).
  • “Toward a New Sociology of the State: A Review Essay,” Archives européennes de sociologie 36(1), 1995, 168-78.
  • “Intellectuals, Nationalism, and the Exit from Communism: The Case of East Germany,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 37(2), 1995, 213-241.
  • “Revisionism, Dissidence, Nationalism: Opposition in Leninist Regimes,” British Journal of Sociology 45(4), 1994, 543-61.
  • “Why Leipzig? ‘Exit’ and ‘Voice’ in the East German Revolution,” German Politics 2(3), 1993, 393-414.
  • “Decentralization of Control in U.S. Nuclear Energy Policy,” Political Science Quarterly 107(4), 1992, 709-725.
  • “Explaining Cross-National Variations of Two Antinuclear Movements,” Sociology 26(2), 1992, 311-331.
  • “Models of Statehood in the German Nuclear Energy Debate,” Comparative Political Studies 25(2), 1992, 251-80.
  • “Social Movements During Cycles of Issue Attention,” British Journal of Sociology 42(1), 1991, 43-60.
  • “Citizenship, Ecology, and Risk: A Review Essay,” Praxis International 11(1), 1991, 109-15.
  • “Nuclear Power Struggles After Chernobyl,” West European Politics 13(2), 1990, 178-91.
  • “The Crisis of the Welfare State, Collective Consumption, and the Rise of New Social Actors,” Berkeley Journal of Sociology vol.32, 1987, 237-60.
  • “The Cultural Dimensions of Class Formation and Class Struggle: On the Social Theory of Pierre Bourdieu,” Berkeley Journal of Sociology vol.31, 1986, 53-78.

BOOK CHAPTERS (peer reviewed)

  • “European Immigrant Integration after Multiculturalism”, in: Graziano Battistella, ed. Global and Asian Perspectives on International Migration. Cham (CH): Springer International Publishing, 2015 (forthcoming).
  • “Pluralism vs. Pluralism: Christianity and Islam in the European Court of Human Rights”, in: Jean Cohen and Cécile Laborde, eds. Beyond Post-Secularism. New York: Columbia University Press (forthcoming in 2015).
  • “Immigration: Political Aspects”, International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd edition, edited by James Wright) (New York: Elsevier, forthcoming in 2015).
  • “Liberal Law and the Integration of Islam”, in: Anita Shapira, Shafar Lifshitz, and Yedidia Z. Stern, eds. Nation State and Immigration: The Age of Multiculturalism. Israel Democracy Institute and Sussex Academic Press, 2014.
  • “Immigrant Incorporation in Western Europe”, Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).
  • “Tracks of Immigrant Political Incorporation”, in: Jennifer Hochschild et al., eds. Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation (New York: Oxford University Press 2013).
  • “Trends in European Immigration Policies”, in: J.Peter Burgess and Serge Gutwirth, eds. A Threat Against Europe? Security, Migration and Integration. Brussels University Press (VUBPRESS) 2011.
  • “European Immigration Policies: Still Between Stemming and Soliciting”, in: Paul Heywood, Erik Jones, Martin Rhodes, and Ulrich Sedelmeier, eds. Developments in European Politics 2. London: Macmillan-Palgrave 2011.
  • “Immigration, Citizenship, and the Need for Integration”, in: Rogers Smith, ed. Citizenship, Borders, and Human Needs. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press 2011.
  • “Successes and Failures of Muslim Integration in France and Germany,” in: Jennifer Hochschild and John Mollenkopf, eds. Bringing Outsiders in: Transatlantic Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press 2009.
  • “Immigrants and Civic Integration in Western Europe”, in: Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada. Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy 2007.
  • “Staatsbürgerschaft und kulturelle Differenz,” in: Karl-Siegbert Rehberg, ed. Soziale Ungleichheit—kulturelle Unterschiede. Verhandlungen des 32. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in München 2004. Frankfurt on Main: Campus, 2006.
  • “Response to Saskia Sassen’s ‘The Repositioning of Citizenship and Alienage’”, in: Kate Tunstall, ed. Displacement, Asylum, Migration: Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2004. Oxford University Press 2006, pp.204-209, 334-335.
  • “Citizenship,” in: Matthew Gibney and Randall Hansen, eds. Global Migration: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO 2005.
  • “Primordial Beliefs and Immigration Policy: The Case of Britain’s Patrials”, in: J.Alexander, G.Marx, and C.Williams, eds. Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004.
  • “Commentary on Italy” in: W.Cornelius, P.Martin, and J.Hollifield, eds. Controlling Immigration (2nd edition; Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004).
  • “Multicultural Citizenship in Germany,” in: John Stone and Rutledge Dennis, eds. Race and Ethnicity. New York: Blackwell, 2003.
  • “European Immigration Policies at the Crossroads,” in: P.Heywood, E.Jones, and M.Rhodes, eds. Developments in West European Politics 2. London: Palgrave, 2002.
  • “Integrating Immigrants in Liberal Nation-States: Policies and Practices” (with E.Morawska), in: Joppke and Morawska (2003).
  • “Controlling a New Migration World” (with V.Guiraudon), in: Guiraudon and Joppke (2001).
  • “Immigration,” International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes). New York: Pergamon, 2002.
  • “Sovereignty and Citizenship in a World of Migration,” in: M.Likosky, ed. Transnational Legal Processes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2002 (originally: Butterworths).
  • “The Rights of Aliens in Germany and the United States,” in: M.Berg and M.Geyer, eds. Two Cultures of Rights: Germany and the United States. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • “The Evolution of Alien Rights in the United States, Germany, and the European Union,” in: T.A. Aleinikoff and D.Klusmeyer, eds. Citizenship: Comparisons and Perspectives. Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution Press, 2001.
  • “Mobilization of Culture and the Reform of Citizenship Law: Germany and the United States,” in: R.Koopmans and P.Statham, eds. Challenging the Politics of Ethnic Relations in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • “Kultur und der Wandel der Staatsbürgerschaft,” in: J.Gerhards (ed.)., Die Vermessung kultureller Unterschiede: Deutschland und die USA im Vergleich. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 2000.
  • “International Migrations: Geography, Politics and Culture in Europe and Beyond” (with Rene Leboutte), in: R.Leboutte, ed. Migrations et migrants dans une perspective historique. Bruxelles: P.I.E-Peter Lang, 2000.
  • “Multicultural Questions” (with S.Lukes), in: Joppke and Lukes (1999).
  • “Immigration Challenges the Nation-State,” in: Joppke (1998).
  • “Nuclear Energy Opposition,” in: R.Powers and W.Vogele, eds. Protest, Power and Change: An Encyclopedia of Nonviolent Action. New York: Garland Publishing, 1997, pp.374-377.

JOURNAL OR BOOK ARTICLES  (non-refereed), POLICY BRIEFS, etc::

  • “Ethnizität, Nation, Rasse”, in Hans Joas, Hg. Lehrbuch der Soziologie. Frankfurt a.M.: Campus Verlag (new edition, to be published in 2015).
  • “Catching Reality or Bowing to Disciplines: How to Move the Study of Citizenship”, Migration and Citizenship (Newsletter of the American Political Science Association, Organized Section on Migration and Citizenship) 2(2), Summer 2014, pp.11-15.
  • “Political Sociology of Islam Integration”, VHS-Bulletin (Verband der Schweizerischen Hochschuldozierenden),  no.1, April 2014 („Soziologie in der Schweiz“), 22-30.
  • “The Strange but Necessary Suppression of Europe`s Christian Roots”, Hedgehog Review (Spring 2014).
  • “Rejoinder”, Review symposium of Christian Joppke`s Citizenship and Immigration, Ethnicities 12(6), 2012, 859-63.
  • “EU Citizenship and Identity: Sociological and Legal-Institutional Views”, in Richard Bellamy and Uta Staiger, eds. EU Citizenship and the Market. London: University College London (UCL), European Institute, December 2011.
  • The Role of the State in Cultural Integration: Trends, Challenges, and Ways Ahead. Washington, D.C.: Migration Policy Institute, 2012.
  • “The Role of the Sending State and Society in Immigrant Integration”, Analytic and Synthetic Notes CARIM-AS 2011/33, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, March 2011, Florence (Italy).
  • “What Can the United States Learn from Europe?” Symposium on “Fixing a Broken Immigration System”, International Labor and Working-Class History 78(1), 2010, 1-3.
  • “How Liberal are Citizenship Tests?” EUDO-Citizenship Forum, posted in January 2010.
  • “How Liberal are Citizenship Tests: A Rejoinder” EUDO-Citizenship Forum, posted in February 2010.
  • “The Vulnerability of Non-Citizens,” Perspectives on Europe 39(2), 2009, pp.18-21.
  • “The Islamic Headscarf in Western Europe,” European Studies Forum 38(2), 2008, pp. 40-45.
  • “Dual Citizenship and Transnationalism in Europe”, Canadian Diversity 6(4), 2008, pp.17-20.
  • Policy Brief: “Do Obligatory Civic Integration Courses for Immigrants in Western Europe Further Integration?” Focus Migration (Hamburg Institute of International Economics, HWWI), no.8, October 2007, pp.1-7.
  • “European Immigrant Integration in Change”, Canadian Diversity 5(1), 2006, 145-148.
  • “Citizenship without Identity,” Canadian Diversity 3(2), 2004, 85-87.
  • “Green Politics in the New Germany” (with Andy Markovits), Dissent, Spring 1994, 235-40.

WORKING PAPERS

  • “How Liberal Are Citizenship Tests” (edited by Rainer Bauböck and Christian Joppke), EUI Working Papers, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, RSCAS 2010/41, May 2010, 41 pages.
  • “Nation-Building after World War II: Postcolonialism, Postcommunism, and Postfascism Compared,” EUI Working Paper SPS No.96/6, March 1996, 56 pages.

BOOK REVIEWS

Various book reviews in American Political Science Review, Contemporary Sociology, American Journal of Sociology, Kölner Zeitschrift fuer Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Ethnic and Racial Studies, International Migration Review, Political Science Quarterly, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, European Journal of Sociology, and other academic journals.

INVITED CONFERENCE PAPERS, SEMINARS, AND LECTURES (selection, since 2005):

  • “Integration durch Recht: Islam in Europa”, Plenary Presentation, 9. Fakultätstag der Rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät, Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz (Austria), 16 May 2014.
  • “Recent Trends in Citizenship: `Lightening`or`Fortifying`?”, Inaugural Lecture for Honorary Professorship, Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University (DK), 25 April 2014.
  • “Has Multiculturalism Failed?”, talk at Day Conference “Negotiating Diversity”, Sussex Center for Migration Research & Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, U.K., 10 April 2014.
  • “Challenge to the Secular State: The Christian Right in America”, lecture at UC San Diego, Department of Sociology, La Jolla, Calif., 30 January 2014.
  • “Islam and the Legal Enforcement of Morality”, lecture at Central European University, Budapest, 21 January 2014
  • “The Role of Culture in Immigrant Integration”, keynote address, conference on “Migration and Cultural Integration in Europe”, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA), Landesvertretung Baden-Württemberg bei der EU, Brussels, 11 December 2013.
  • “Islam and Legislating Morality”, talk at Juan March Institute, Madrid, 14 October 2013.
  • “The Evolution of Citizenship in the West: Lightening vs. Fortifying”, invited paper for Annual Congress of the Japanese Political Science Association, Sapporo, 16 September 2013.
  • “Europe`s Crisis of Multiculturalism: Causes, Trends, and Prospects”, lecture at EU Studies Institute, Keio University, Tokyo, 13 September 2013.
  • “Islam, Morality, and Liberal Law”, talk at Symposium on Law, Politics and Religion, Edinburgh School of Law, Edinburgh University, 9 September 2013.
  • “European Immigrant Integration after Multiculturalism”, paper delivered at conference on “Revisiting Theories on International Migration: A Dialogue with Asia”, Scalabrini Migration Center, Manila, Philippines, 25-26 April 2013.
  • “Islam and the Regulation of Morality”, talk at conference on “Immigration and the Future of the Nation-State”, The Israel Democracy Institute, Jerusalem, 17-18 March 2013.
  • “State and Religion in Western Europe—Can there be a Christian Identity?”, Keynote address, Conference on “State and Religion - Israel 2013”, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel, 28 February 2013.
  • Paper on “Immigrant Integration Policies in Germany and Britain: What`s New after a Decade” and participation in public evening panel, Symposium “Integrationspolitik im internationalen Vergleich”, organized by the Baden-Württemberg Land Ministry for Integration, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) and University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, 5 December 2012.
  • Invited “Faculty Member” and Panelist, 5th KF Global Seminar, “The Challenges in a Multicultural World and Global Approaches to Coexistence”, Korea Foundation, Seoul (South Korea), 29 November to 2 December 2012.
  • Invited Panelist, “Multicultural Politics--Success, Failure, and the Future”, organized by Heinrich Böll Stiftung and Bertelsmann Stiftung, Embassy of Canada, Berlin, 14 November 2012.
  • “Dual Citizenship: Causes, Trends, Problems”, keynote at Graduate Conference “New Forms of Multiple Belonging—Multidisciplinary Perspectives”, University of Lucerne (CH), 26 October 2012.
  • “Islam and Europe”, paper prepared for workshop “Europe`s Crisis: Background, Dimensions, Solutions”, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 12-13 October 2012.
  • “European Identity in the Face of Islam”, talk at Sussex European Institute 20th Anniversary Conference, Sussex University, 27-28 September 2012.
  • “The Gap-Hypothesis Revisited: A Theoretical Appraisal”, keynote at international workshop on “Controlling Migration in Europe: The Gap-Hypothesis Revisited”, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Fundacion Ortega y Gasset, Madrid, 13-14 September 2012.
  • Conferee, Colloquium on “Diversity and Freedom in Present-Day Europe”, Liberty Fund, Ockenden Manor, West Sussex, 6-9 September 2012.
  • Invited panel chair, “Multiculturalism in Europe: Policies and Conflicts”, conference on “Challenges to Multiculturalism”, Fritt Ord Foundation and New York Review of Books Foundation, Oslo, 25 June 2012.
  • “Immigrant Integration after Multiculturalism”, keynote speech at 11th METU Conference on International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara (Turkey), 13 June 2012.
  • “Transnationalism and Immigrant Integration”, presentation at Workshop on “De-territorialized Diversity: Global and Transnational Dimension”, ARENA (Centre for European Studies), University of Oslo, Oslo, 7 June 2012.
  • “Double Standards? Headscarves and Crucifixes in the European Legal Order”, paper in conference on “Religion, Legal Pluralism, and Human Rights: European and Transatlantic Perspectives”, Columbia University, Reid Hall, Paris, 30-31 May 2012.
  • “Multiculturalism, Islam, and the Limits of `Muscular Liberalism`”, paper in workshop “Loyalty, Identity, Migration”, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University, Durham, N.C., 27 April 2012.
  • “After Multiculturalism: Muscular Liberalism or Christian Identity?” presentation in workshop “Immigration, Integration and Membership”, Centre for Ethics, University of Zurich, 24-25 February 2012.
  • “Rebirth of Christian Identity in Europe?” public lecture at Central European University, Budapest, 16 January 2012.
  • “Liberal or Christian? State Identity in the Face of Islam”, paper presented at conference  “Fear and Anxiety Over National Identity”, organized by Russell Sage Foundation (New York) and INED (Paris), Russel Sage Foundation, New York, 9-19 December 2011.
  • “The Role of the State in Cultural Integration”, Core Discussion Paper for Seventh Meeting of the Transatlantic Council on International Migration, Migration Policy Institute (Washington, D.C.), Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin, 16-18 November 2011.
  • “Immigrations- und Integrationspolitik in föderalen Staaten: Stärken, Schwächen, Herausforderungen“, Annual Meeting of the Eidgenössische Kommission für Migrationsfragen (EKM), Bern, 27 October 2011.
  • “The Role of Islam in the Retreat from Multiculturalism”, talk at International Colloquium, “Public Controversies around Islam in Europe”, organized by Prof. Nilüfer Göle, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Reid Hall, Paris, 13-14 October 2011.
  • “Rebirth of Christian Identity in Europe?” Presentation at plenary session, Annual Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association, Geneva, 6 September 2011.
  • “Re-nationalizing citizenship in Europe”, key note talk at conference on “Migrant Labour: Contested Integration, Prospects for Citizenship”, Peace Institute (Ljubljana) and City University (London), Ljubljana, 15-16 August 2011.
  • “Citizenship and Immigration”, lectures and seminars at 2011 Summer University, Central European University, Budapest, 4-9 July 2011.
  • “Integration policies in Europe”, lecture and seminar at VII Summer School of International Migration, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, 27 June 2011.
  • “Minority rights for immigrants?” key note address at conference on “Social Mobility and Migration”, European Academy, Bolzano (Italy), 21 June 2011.
  • “EU citizenship and identity”, talk at conference on “EU Citizenship and the Market”, University College London (UCL), 17 June 2011.
  • “Europeanization of New World Citizenship?” Lecture at the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), Barcelona, 7 June 2011.
  • “Limits of Restricting Islam: The French Burqa Law of 2010”, paper presented at conference on “Religious Norms and the Public Sphere” (organized by Olivier Roy), University of California at Berkeley, 6-7 May 2011.
  • “Can Muslims Live in a Liberal Society?”, paper presented at the conference “Islam in Europe and America”, The Committee for the Study of Religion, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 4-6 May 2011.
  • “The Role of the Sending State and Society in Immigrant Integration”, analytic note presented at “Brainstorming Meeting on the Integration of Migrants”, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, March 2011.
  • “The Retreat is Real—But What is the Alternative? Multiculturalism and the Limits of ‘Muscular’ Liberalism”, paper presented at conference on “The Political Incorporation of Immigrants” (organized by Irene Bloemraad, Jack Citrin, and Taeku Lee), University of California, Berkeley, 4-5 March 2011.
  • Keynote speech on “Europe’s Changing Citizenship”, Konference on “Institutional and Life-Course Perspectives on Migration”, Hans Boeckler Stiftung and Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, 20 January 2011, Bremen.
  • “What can Israel learn from Europe?” talk at conference on “Immigration, Liberalism, and the Nation-State: Israel in a Global Perspective”, Interdisciplinary Center (ICDC) Herzliya (Israel), 30 October to 1 November 2010.
  • “Citizenship between De- and Re-Nationalization”, talk at conference “Questioning Citizenship”, Goethe-Institute Athens, 15 October 2010.
  • “The European Headscarf Battles”, paper presented at conference on “Jews and Muslims in France: The Challenge of Multiculturalism in Contemporary Europe”, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.,15-17 March 2010.
  • “Citizenship in Europe: De- Versus Re-Nationalization”, paper presented at “EUDO Observing European Democracy Launch Conference”, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, 3-4 December 2009.
  • “European immigration policies between stemming and soliciting”, lecture within Institute for European Studies (IES) Autumn Lecture Series “Europe under Threat?” Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 25 November 2009.
  • Public lecture, research seminar, and participation in a roundtable on the 10th anniversary of the German citizenship reform, Munck Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, 5-6 November 2009.
  • “What Can the United States Learn From Europe?”, conference on “Fixing a Broken Immigration System: Historical and Contemporary  Perspectives on Reform”, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., 22-23 October 2009.
  • “Minority Rights for Immigrants: Multiculturalism versus Antidiscrimination”, conference on “Nation-State, Immigration and Cultural Pluralism”, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 18-19 September 2009.
  • “Unity and Exclusion in the Liberal State: Through the Lens of the New Citizenship Tests”, conference on “The Politics of Social Cohesion”, Centre for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism, University of Copenhagen, 9-12 September 2009
  • “Immigrant integration policies and outcomes—Is model-thinking convincing in international comparisons?” A public discussion with Professor Ruud Koopmans, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, 30 June 2009.
  • “Citizenship and Immigration: A View from the Comfort Zone”, lecture at Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, 24 June 2009.
  • “Unity in the Liberal State: Through the Lens of Citizenship”, IVth Galilee Colloquium on Social, Moral and Legal Philosophy, Kibbutz Kfar Blum (Israel), 11-14 June 2009.
  • “The Lightening of Citizenship in the West”, International Conference on “Human Rights and Justice in Immigration”, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 25-27 May 2009.
  • “Tracks of Immigrant Political Incorporation”, presented at “Immigrant Political Incorporation Workshop III”, Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS), Harvard University, 5-6 December 2008.
  • “Liberalism and Muslim Integration,” workshop on “Liberalism, Secularism and Integration in Germany and Europe,” Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, 14 November 2008.
  • “Civic integration to beat the parallel society?”  Conference on “Constitution and Transformation of Public Spaces”, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 9-11 October 2008.
  • “Changes of citizenship in contemporary Europe,” workshop on “National Identities in Europe,” University of Bergen (Norway), 18 September 2008.
  • “Concluding remarks,” Research Seminar, “Immigration and Citizenship Policies in the European Union,” CIDOB Foundation, Barcelona, 16 June 2008.
  • “Spiegel der Identität: Das islamische Kopftuch in Westeuropa,” lecture at the Center for Comparative and International Studies, University of Zürich, 22 May 2008.
  • “European research on migration and social cohesion,” talk at CO-REACH Social Science Conference, British Academy and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, 15-17 May, 2008.
  • “Immigration, Citizenship, and the Need for Integration,” paper presented at Conference on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constiutionalism (Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 9 May 2008.
  • “Mirror of Identity: The Islamic Headscarf in Western Europe,” talk at Norface seminar on Religion, Public Culture, and the New Immigration, University of Aarhus (Denmark), 24-25 April 2008.
  • “Causes of migration: Linking flows and policies”, presentation at the conference “Managing migration: the neglected face of globalization,” Goodenough College and 21st Century Trust, London, 4 April 2008.
  • “Dual Citizenship and Transnationalism in Europe,” paper at Metropolis Presents “Divided Loyalties? Transnationalism and the Meaning of Citizenship in the 21st Century”, National Library, Ottawa (Ontario), 10 December 2007; followed by two closed-door meetings with Canadian policy-makers and -advisors, 10 and 11 December.
  • “Faith and Social Cohesion,” 12th International Metropolis Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 8-12 October 2007.
  • “Multiculturalism and Social Citizenship: A European Perspective,” Queen’s International Institute on Social Policy 2007, Queen’s University, Kingston (Ontario), 20-22 August 2007.
  • Invited lecturer at SIAS Summer Institute on Citizenship and Migration (organized by David Miller, Nuffield College, Oxford and Eannon Callon, Stanford University), Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg), Berlin, 28-29 June 2007.
  • “Transformation of Immigrant Integration in Western Europe,” University of Bristol, 21 June 2007.
  • “Civic Integration Policies for Immigrants in Western Europe,” University of Braga (Portugal), 15-16 June 2007.
  • “Integrating Migrants of Muslim Origin in Europe,” Cicero Foundation, Paris, 14 June 2007.
  • “Immigration and the ‘Identity’ of Citizenship,” Holberg Workshop in Honor of Prof. S.N.Eisenstadt, “Collective Identities, States and Globalization”, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 10-11 June 2007.
  • “Immigrant Integration in Europe”, lecture at Hansung University, Seoul, 4 June 2007.
  • “Limits of Integration Policy: Britain and her Muslims”, conference on “Muslims and the State in the Post-9/11 West”, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, 20-21 April 2007.
  • “Comparative Citizenship: A Restrictive Turn in Europe?” international conference on “Demography and Human Rights”, Human Rights Program, Ramat Gan Law School, Tel Aviv, 12-14 January 2007.
  • “Beyond National Models: Civic Integration Policies for Immigrants in Western Europe,” University of Sussex (UK), 8 November 2006.
  • Keynote speaker at European Science Foundation Workshop “Collective Identities in a Uniting Europe”, Delphi (Greece), 26 August 2006.
  • “State Neutrality and Anti-Veiling Laws in France and Germany,” seminar at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 6 April 2006
  • Invited commentator, “Expert Meeting on Methodologies of International Comparative Research in the field of Migration and Incorporation Policies,” Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 7 and 8 April 2006
  • “The transformation of immigrant integration in Western Europe,” seminar at Institut de Sociologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 16 March 2006.
  • “Toward a Multicultural Europe? A Social Science Perspective,” lecture at Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), 15 March 2006
  • “European Immigrant Integration,” talk at The Nixon Center, Washington, D.C., 18 January 2006
  • “Scientific leader” at EU training seminar on “Politiques d’intégration, La vision des pays tiers méditerranéens”, Tunis (Tunesia),12-15 December 2005 (organized by Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence, and European Commission, Brussels).
  • “Institutional Responses to Cultural Diversity,” Research Initiative “Social Integration and Personal Identity Formation in Culturally Heterogeneous Societies,” Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, 4 and 5 November 2005, Berlin.
  • “Convergent Trends in Immigrant Integration in Western Europe: The Case of ‘Civic Integration’”, Conference “The Art of the State III: Diversity and Canada’s Future”, Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP, Montreal), Montebello (Quebec), 13-15 October 2005.
  • “Ambiguous state neutrality: The Muslim veil in the judicialized politics of France and Germany,” paper at conference on “Migration, Religion and Secularism”, University of  Paris 1 (Sorbonne)  and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, 17-18 June 2005
  • Participation in “Progressive Governance Seminar: Migration, Integration and Diversity”, Government of Canada, Toronto, 19 May 2005
  • “Migration and Membership,” Roundtable on “Theoretical Problems in Migration Studies,” School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, 6 May 2005
  • “State Neutrality and Muslim Immigrants in Europe: Policy and Legal Issues,” paper at conference on “Immigrant Political Incorporation,” Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 22-23 April 2005
  • “Citizenship and Cities: A Critique,” lecture within the series “Living Out the Metropolis,” St.John’s College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 24 January 2005.

EDITORIAL BOARDS AND OTHER INVITED MEMBERSHIPS

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (since 2013);
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Board, Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University, Budapest (since March 2013);
  • Editorial Board, Anthem Studies in European Ideas and Identities, Anthem Press (London-New York-Delhi) (since 2012);
  • Corresponding Editor, Theory and Society (since 2011);
  • Advisory Editor, International Migration Review (since 2001);
  • Society for Comparative Studies (Yale University, since 2001);
  • Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California at San Diego (2001-2004).

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Co-Organizer (with Axel Franzen and Ben Jann) of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Swiss Sociological Association, Bern, 26-28 June 2013.
  • ECPR 5th Pan-European Conference on EU Politics (Porto, 24-25 June 2010), Section leader on “immigration, migration and asylum”.
  • Organizer of Symposium “How Europeans see America and how Americans see Europe,” with Claus Offe, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin; Desmond King, Nuffield College, Oxford, and John Torpey, CUNY-Graduate Center, New York. American University of Paris, 19 May 2008.
  • Organizer of 5th Annual President’s Conference for the Advancement of Scholarship, “Migration and Governance in the 21st Century,” American University of Paris, 23 May 2007.
  • Organizer of Panel on “Migration and Social Justice,” Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) Conference on Social Justice, University of Bremen, 10-12 March 2005.
  • Organizer of Thematic Panel on “Citizenship and Identity in Unifying Europe,” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, August 2004.
  • Discussant at 5th Annual Graduate Student Retreat of the Society for Comparative Research, Princeton University, 9-10 May 2003.
  • Co-Director (with Rene Leboutte) of the 1997/98 European Forum on International Migrations, European University Institute, Florence
  • “The Politics of Immigration,” 2-part Workshop, 14 and 15 December 1995, and 18 and 19 January 1996, European University Institute, Florence
  • “Multiculturalism, Minorities and Citizenship” (co-organizers: Steven Lukes, EUI, and Tony Judt, New York University), Conference within the 1995/6 European Forum on Citizenship, 12-18 April 1996, European University Institute, Florence

TV APPEARANCES

  • France 24, “Face-Off” with Melissa Bell on “France: No asylum for refugees?” 3 June 2009, Paris.
  • Danish National TV (DR 2), interview on the European “Burka” debates, in “Deadline” (daily evening news show), 22 January 2010 (via satellite from Paris).
  • Servus TV (Salzburg, Austria), Talk im Hangar-7, evening talk show on the topic “What are the effects of globalization and migration?”, with Roland Robertson (Aberdeen), Dietrich Thraenhardt (Muenster), and Kurt Luger (Salzburg); broadcast on 18 March 2010 (21:15-22:45).
  • France 24, “Focus” on “Government memo sparks further controversy over the Roma”, 13 September 2010, Paris
  • France 24, “Politics” with Marc Perelman on “Marine le Pen: Trouble for Sarkozy?” 16 December 2010.

NEWSPAPER INTERVIEWS

  • “Europe’s problem with the veil”, interview conducted by David Tresilian, Al-Ahram (a weekly online, Cairo) no.1021, 28 October-3 November 2010.

ACADEMIC REFEREE

Journals:  American Political Science Review, World Politics, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, European Journal of International Relations, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of European Social Policy, European Societies, International Migration Review, Journal of Public Policy, Ethnicities, Citizenship Studies, Global Networks, Journal of Intercultural Studies, European Sociological Review, International Journal of Multicultural Societies, Perspectives on Politics, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethics and International Affairs, Sociological Quarterly, Social Forces, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Berliner Journal fuer Soziologie, Political Research Quarterly, Political Studies, Ethnoscapes, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, European Union Politics, Theory and Society, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Social Problems, Journal of Human Rights, Law and Society Review; Interventions, Perspectives: Central European Review of International Relations, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, German Politics, Sociological Theory, Government and Opposition, Patterns of Prejudice, International Migration, Current Sociology, Comparative European Politics, Politique et Sociétés, International Sociology, Qualitative Sociology, Scandinavian Political Studies, Journal of Policy History, Politics and Gender, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy; Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Australia); Identities; Constellations; Ethnicities; Policy Sciences; Migration Studies.

Presses: Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Penn State Press, Routledge, University of Minnesota Press, Harvard University Press, Temple University Press; University of California Press, Princeton University Press, Palgrave-Macmillan, Duke University Press, Amsterdam University Press (IMISCOE), Zed Books (London), University of Michigan Press, Polity Press, Stanford University Press; Elsevier.

Foundations and other funding agencies: National Science Foundation (Washington, D.C.); MacArthur Foundation; Swedish Research Council; Austrian  Science Fund; European Science Foundation; Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Social Science Board; Israel Science Foundation; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC); Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, UK); The German Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (G.I.F.); Norface; Vienna Science and Technology Fund; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG); Schweizerischer Nationalfonds; European Commission (FP7); VolkswagenStiftung (VW).

External evaluation of faculty recruitment: University of Bristol (Chair in sociology), 2005; Universitaet Goettingen (W1 professorship in Sociology), 2005; Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) (maître assistant in sociology of religion), 2013; Humboldt Universität Berlin (W2 professorship in Migration and Transnatinalism).

Tenure file and promotion evaluations: University of California, Irvine (UCI) and Los Angeles (UCLA) campuses; University of Victoria (Canada); City University of New York (CUNY), Graduate Center; University of Notre Dame; University of Toronto; Hebrew University, Jerusalem; The Open University of Israel; Trinity College Dublin; Georgetown University, Brown University, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, Oxford University.

External Ph.D. examiner: University of New South Wales (Sydney), University of Barcelona, Cambridge University, European University Institute.

TEACHING

University of Southern California:

  • social theory (classical and modern, graduate and undergraduate),
  • political sociology,
  • social institutions,
  • collective action and social movements
  • social problems.

European University Institute (all graduate level):

  • Nations and Nationalism (1994/5);
  • Challenges to the Nation-State: Regionalism, Globalization, Migrations (1995/6); International Migrations (1996/7);
  • European Forum seminar on International Migrations (1997/8);
  • Sociology of the State (1998/9);
  • Stateness in the European Union (1999);
  • Macrosociology (1999/2000);
  • Critical Issues in International Migration (2000);
  • Ethnicity and Immigration (2000/2001);
  • Comparative Political Sociology (2001);
  • Citizenship, Ethnicity, and Immigration (2001/2002);
  • Sociological Theory (2002).

University of British Columbia:

  • Foundations of Social Thought (2003; graduate level);
  • Political Sociology (2004);
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory (2004)

International University Bremen (all undergraduate):

  • Social Structure and Social Processes (2004);
  • Political Participation and Social Movements (2005 and 2006);
  • Culture and Society (2005)

American University of Paris

  • The Politics of European Integration (2006) (undergraduate)
  • Political Sociology of Europe (2008) (undergraduate)
  • Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship (spring 2007) (graduate)
  • Civil Society: International and Comparative Perspectives (recurrent, graduate)
  • Comparative Politics (recurrent, graduate)
  • Migration, Law, and Public Policy (recurrent, graduate)
  • Cultural Diversity and Integration (recurrent, graduate)

University of Bern (recurrent courses)

  • Sociological Theory (classical and modern)
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Political Sociology
  • International Migration
  • Civil Society
  • Nations and Nationalism

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Comparative political sociology, social and political theory, citizenship and immigration, religion, ethnicity, state, social movements.

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