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Book Launch

Veröffentlicht am 23. November 2023


Der Arbeitsbereich 6 (Missbach, Faist, Pfaff und Nguyen) der Fakultät für Soziologie lädt am 17. Januar 2024 zur Book Launch ein. Sollten Sie Interesse haben an diesem Event teilzunehmen können Sie sich über den QR-Code des Posters oder per E-Mail an sekretariat.missbach@uni-bielefeld.de anmelden.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihr Kommen.

Anmeldeschluss bis einschließlich 05. Januar 2024.

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Book Review: Development in Spirit: Religious Transformation and Everyday Politics in Vietnam’s Highlands by Seb Rumsby

Veröffentlicht am 17. Oktober 2023
A book review on Seb Rumsby´s "Development in Spirit: Religious Transformation and Everyday Politics in Vietnam’s Highlands" has been published on the LSE Southeast Asia Blog. It was written by Phill Wilcox. To read the review click here.[Weiterlesen]

Documentary Screening: ‘And Miles to Go Before I Sleep’

Veröffentlicht am 4. Oktober 2023

On October 10th he Understanding Asia Colloquium Series continues with th screening of the documentary `And Miles to Go Before I Sleep´. It will take place from 16 to 18 in X-E-0-226 and can also be joined via Zoom. For registration click here.  

Nguyen Quoc Phi was an undocumented migrant worker, or a ‘runaway’, in northern Taiwan before he was shot nine times by the police and left unattended by the paramedics on 31 August 2017. What made him ‘run away’ from his factory work? How did he find jobs in various construction sites? Why did he start taking drugs? Was he an imperfect victim? These are straightforward questions leading to complicated answers. The award-winning documentary And Miles to Go before I Sleep brings to the fore the nakedness of discrimination and the challenges to humanity if we choose to be bystanders indifferent to inequality and injustice

The content of the documentary includes violent scenes, and the topics under discussion may be stressful for some viewers. 

Film length: 90 Minutes

Q&A and Knowledge Co-Production Activity: 30 Minutes

Director: Tsai Tsung-lung, National Chung Cheng University

Tsai Tsung-Lung is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communications of the National Chung Cheng University and works as an independent documentary producer and director. He takes a humanist approach to his works concerning human rights, environmental crisis, and cultural diversities. Tsai endeavored to promote the visibility and understanding of documentaries and, as a lecturer, has dedicated to training filmmaking amongst students and amateurs. Some of his recent works were collaborated with his Vietnamese spouse, Nguyen Kim Hong, concentrating on migrant spouses and workers in Taiwan, such as See You, Lovable Strangers that recorded the hardships of Vietnamese farmworkers. His film My Imported Wife was archived in the Museum of Television and Radio in New York. Sunflower Occupation, the latest film produced by Tsai, was selected in the New Asian Currents item in the 2015 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival.

Coordinator: Dr. Isabelle Cockel (University of Portsmouth) and Huy Tran (Bielefeld University) 

Dr. Isabelle Cockel is Senior Lecturer in East Asian and International Development Studies at the University of Portsmouth. Her research focuses on labour and marriage migration in East Asia. She is particularly interested in how the state instrumentalises immigration for political economic interests. Her publications focus on sovereignty, citizenship, gender, activism, and irregular work in the informal labour market. Enacting upon her commitment to academic activism, she utilises academic blogs to raise public awareness of inequality and injustice embedded in labour migration. 

Dr. Huy Tran is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University. His research pays attention to the several patterns and aspects of transnational migration in East Asia and the Vietnamese migrant community in Japan. He also has an interest on the sexual and gender dimension in transnational migration, migration brokerage and the migration industry. 


Recent publications from AG Social Anthropology

Veröffentlicht am 29. September 2023

Nguyen, Minh T. N., and Lan Wei. 2023. “Peasant Traders, Migrant Workers and ‘Supermarkets’: Low-Cost Provisions and the Reproduction of Migrant Labor in China.” Economic Anthropology 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1002/sea2.12292.

Wilcox, Phill, Rigg, Jonathan, & Nguyen, Minh T. N. 2023. Rural Life in Late Socialism: Politics of Development and Imaginaries of the Future. Brill.   https://brill.com/display/title/63621?rskey=s2AkuQ&result=4.

Mao, Jingyu. 2023. “Doing Ethnicity—Multi-layered Ethnic Scripts in Contemporary China“. The China Quarterly 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305741023000681.

Mao, Jingyu. 2023. “Bringing emotional reflexivity and emotional regime to understanding ‘the hukou puzzle’ in contemporary China. Emotions and Society“. https://doi.org/10.1332/263169021X16731871958851 (published online ahead of print 2023).

Mao, Jingyu. & Yan, Zhu. 2023. “Friends are those who can help you out: unpacking the understandings and experiences of friendships among young migrant workers in China“. Families, Relationships and Societies. XX(XX): 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1332/204674321X16770752617895 (published online ahead of print 2023).

Lin, Jake. & Mao, Jingyu. 2023. “More equitable fiscal systems are needed to improve welfare provision for migrant workers in China and Vietnam“. Melbourne Asia Review. Edition 14. https://doi.org/10.37839/MAR2652-550X14.13 (Equal authorship).


New Frontiers of Research on Welfare in the Global South - Ring Lecture Series

Veröffentlicht am 21. September 2023

Whereas the welfare state in the Global North has been a response to industrialization and the rise of the workers' movement, the Global South is characterized by different legacies of social policy that stem, among others, from their colonial histories and the influence of transnational actors such as international organizations. In recent decades, social policies have further expanded across the Global South, as international organizations such as the ILO have (re-)discovered global poverty and the widespread lack of social protection for certain groups in the so-called "developing world" as intertwined. In light of far-reaching societal transformations, there have certainly been large-scale social policy developments in these countries in recent decades.

This lecture series hosts eminent scholars of social policy, anthropology, development and related fields, who will present their work on new frontiers of research on welfare in the Global South. Overall, the lecture series enquires into the varying trajectories of welfare transformations in the Global South and their political, historical and social contexts.

All lectures, with exception of the first, will be hybrid events. To register to the Zoom events click here



Hindu Deities on ‘World Tour’: Unbounded Efficacies - First publication of Bielefeld Anthropological Papers on Issues of the Global World (BAPGW)

Veröffentlicht am 7. September 2023

The first paper of the new working paper series »Bielefeld Anthropological Papers on Issues of the Global World (BAPGW)« has been published. 

BAPGW features innovative theoretical and empirical analyses by scholars working on socio-cultural, economic and political issues of global implications in diverse contexts whose works are anthropologically and ethnographically oriented. The series provides a platform for staff members, guest speakers and visiting scholars of Bielefeld University's Faculty of Sociology to disseminate their findings, gather feedback and initiate discussion on their ongoing works. The series is edited and sponsored by the Faculty’s Department for Sociology of Transnationalisation and Social Anthropology.

The paper by Vineeta Sinha (University of Singapore) is titled »Hindu Deities on ‘World Tour’: Unbounded Efficacies«. 

For more information and access click here.


Rural Life in Late Socialism - Open-Access publication

Veröffentlicht am 30. August 2023

»Rural Life in Late Socialism: Politics of Development and Imaginaries of the Future« has been published by Brill as an open-access book. This is an updated version of the special issue with the same name, which was edited by Phill Wilcox, Jonathan Rigg, and Minh Nguyen. Catrina Schwendender contributed a chapter titled »A Good Life Postponed: Working in the Countryside, Retiring in the City in Contemporary China.« For more information and open access click here.

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Augsburger Wissenschaftspreis für interkulturelle Studien 2023 an Dr.in Isabell Diekmann verliehen

Veröffentlicht am 13. Juli 2023
Der diesjährige Hauptpreis des Augsburger Wissenschaftspreises für interkulturelle Studien, verliehen von der Universität Augsburg, der Stadt Augsburg und Fill e.V., geht an Dr.in Isabell Diekmann. Ausgezeichnet wird ihre im Jahr 2021 an der Fakultät für Soziologie der Universität Bielefeld eingereichte Dissertation „Good Muslims, bad Islam? Zur differenzierten Betrachtung feindlicher Einstellungen gegenüber Menschen und Religion“, die sich empirisch mit Unterschieden zwischen Vorurteilen gegenüber Muslim*innen und Vorurteilen gegenüber der Religion des Islams auseinandersetzt. Die Dissertation ist Open Access im Springer Verlag erschienen (https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-658-39065-5). Weitere Infos: https://www.uni-augsburg.de/de/campusleben/neuigkeiten/2023/07/11/augsburger-wissenschaftspreis-fur-interkulturelle-studien-2023-verliehen/[Weiterlesen]
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Habilitationsvortrag von Dr. Rosa Brandhorst „Jugendtransitionen im Kontext intra-europäischer Migration und Wirtschaftskrisen“

Veröffentlicht am 12. Juli 2023
Am 12. Juli fand an der Fakultät für Soziologie ein bedeutender Habilitationsvortrag statt, präsentiert von Frau Dr. Rosa Brandhorst. Unter dem Titel "Jugendtransitionen im Kontext von intra-europäischer Migration in der Wirtschaftskrise" beleuchtete sie die Statusübergänge von Ausbildung zur Erwerbstätigkeit, insbesondere im Spannungsfeld sich überlappender Wirtschaftskrisen wie der Finanzkrise von 2008, der Eurokrise, der Covid-19-Pandemie und der aktuellen Energiekrise.

Dr. Brandhorst erlangte die Venia Legendi in Soziologie und wurde von folgender Habilitationskommission, bestehend aus Prof. Dr. Thomas Faist (Universität Bielefeld), Prof. Dr. Minh Nguyen (Universität Bielefeld) und Prof. Dr. Lena Näre (Universität Helsinki), begleitet.

Ihr Fokus liegt auf transnationalen Beziehungen, Entwicklungs- und Migrationssoziologie, wobei sie nicht nur in der Forschung aktiv ist, sondern auch maßgeblich zur Internationalisierung der Fakultät beiträgt, internationale Hochschulkooperationen fördert und den MA Soziologie International Track betreut.

Ein zentraler Bestandteil ihrer Habilitationsschrift "Transnational Social Support Networks of older Migrants in Australia" basiert auf einer umfassenden empirischen Studie über soziale Unterstützungsnetzwerke älterer Migrant*innen in Australien. Diese Arbeit analysiert die transnationale Dimension von sozialen Lebenswelten und ihre Bedeutung für das Konzept des "Ageing in Place" sowie für die Altenpflegepolitik in einer Einwanderungsgesellschaft.

Dr. Brandhorsts interdisziplinäre Forschung, welche biografische, qualitativ-netzwerkanalytische und ethnographische Methoden nutzt, trägt erheblich zur Entwicklung der Migrationssoziologie und Gerontologie bei. Ihr aktuelles Projekt untersucht die Rolle lokaler und transnationaler Unterstützungsnetzwerke in den Migrationsverläufen südeuropäischer Migrant*innen in Deutschland.

Mit ihrer wegweisenden Arbeit leistet Dr. Rosa Brandhorst einen bedeutsamen Beitrag zur soziologischen Forschungslandschaft und hebt die Relevanz von transnationalen sozialen Verflechtungen und Migrationsbewegungen für die moderne Gesellschaft hervor.

Dr. Rosa Brandhorst leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag zur soziologischen Erforschung des Alterns.[Weiterlesen]
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The Effect of Social Media Influencers on Turkish and German Students' Career Choices

Veröffentlicht am 6. Juli 2023

Wir möchten Sie herzlich zum Vortrag „The Effect of Social Media Influencers on Turkish and German Students' Career Choices" von Büşra Fadim Sarıkaya (Türkisch-Deutsche Universität Istanbul) einladen. Die Veranstaltung ist Teil des in der Arbeitsgruppe Soziologie der Transnationalisierung organisierten Kolloquiums "The Transnational Lens" im Sommersemester 2023. Der Vortrag findet am Mittwoch, dem 12. Juli 2023 von 16 bis 18 Uhr c.t. in englischer Sprache via Zoom statt. Anmeldung an isabell.diekmann@uni-bielefeld.de.

Weitere Informationen 

We would like to cordially invite you to the presentation „The Effect of Social Media Influencers on Turkish and German Students' Career Choices" by Büşra Fadim Sarıkaya (Turkish-German University Istanbul). The event is part of the colloquium series "The Transnational Lens", organized in the research group Sociology of Transnationalization in the summer term 2023. It will take place on Wednesday, 12th July, 2023 from 16:15 to 17:45 in English via zoom. Please register with isabell.diekmann@uni-bielefeld.de.

Further Informations 

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Understanding Asia: Eldercare as Recognition in the Aftermath of Dutch Colonialism

Veröffentlicht am 9. Juni 2023

The Understanding Asia Colloquium Series 2023 continues on June 14th from 16:15 to 17:45 in X-E0-200. The lecture is titled »Eldercare as Recognition in the Aftermath of Dutch Colonialism« and will be held by Olivia Killias from University of Zurich. 

You can join us in person or via Zoom. Click here for registration.


Death Economy, Market Governance, and Market Subjects: An Ethnography of Funeral Professionals in Urban China

Veröffentlicht am 8. Mai 2023
The Understanding Asia Colloquium Series continues on May 24th from 4pm to 6pm. Dr. Huwy-min Lucia Liu from George Mason University will hold a lecture titled »Death Economy, Market Governance, and Market Subjects: An Ethnography of Funeral Professionals in Urban China«. The event will take place via Zoom. Klick here for registration.[Weiterlesen]
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Understanding Asia: "Democratic Regression and Environmental Politics in Indonesia"

Veröffentlicht am 6. April 2023

The Understanding Asia Colloquium Series continues. Our first guest this semester is Dirk Tomsa from La Trobe University Melbourne. His talk is titled "Democratic Regression and Environmental Politics in Indonesia" and will take place on 12.04. from 16:15 to 17:45 in X-E0-200. 

Click here for more information.

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H. Russell Bernard Graduate Student Travel Award goes to Zhenwei Wang

Veröffentlicht am 31. März 2023
The H. Russell Bernard Graduate Student Travel Award at the Society for Anthropological Sciences Spring Meeting 2023 goes to Zhenwei Wang. Her submitted paper is called: "Forced and Uncertain Co-Presence: Smart Cameras and Distant Homework Supervision in Eastern China". For more information on the award click here.[Weiterlesen]
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Panel to be held at ASA 2023 conference on Financializing social protection in the Global South

Veröffentlicht am 17. Januar 2023

Professor Minh Nguyen and Dr Jingyu Mao will co-convene a panel at ASA (Association of Social Anthropologists) 2023 conference this April at SOAS, London.

Professor Sohini Kar from the London School of Economics will be the discussant.

More details can be found here: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/asa2023/p/12818.  

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