Research Unit Transnationalization and Development

Welcome to the homepage of Transnationalization and Development at the department for Sociology at Bielefeld University.

The research unit addresses questions of mobilities and membership - in particular citizenship and belonging - in cross-border social formations and in transnationalizing social structures on various scales. The unit consists of two research groups, 'Sociology of Transnationalization, Development and Migration' and 'Social Anthropology'. Of special importance is the idea that various forms of spatial mobility - such as migration and circular movement - are inextricably connected to various forms of social mobility, and that these processes have implications for the understanding and practices of membership (citizenship; belonging) via changing policies and meanings of equality and inequalities.

Further informations on the group's activities, their research projects and their publications can be obtained here:

Social AnthropologySocial Anthropology