The Americas are shaped by a multitude of reciprocal dynamics which have extensive, conflictive and at times contradictory consequences for society, culture, politics and the environment. These processes are embedded within a history of interdependence and mutual observation between North and South which originates in the conquest and simultaneous "invention" of America by European colonial powers. Encounters such as political movements and conflicts like indigenous struggles along with migrant movements, the circulation of media, goods and ideologies serve as the objects of investigation with which the processes of InterAmerican entanglements can be analyzed.
The Center for InterAmerican Studies (CIAS) at Bielefeld University has challenged itself to "think the Americas different" and to explore these phenomena from both transregional as well as interdisciplinary perspectives.
Dennis Rodgers (Glasgow)
Of Vagrants, Migrants, Delinquents and Penitents: Understanding Youth Slum Life-Trajectories in Contemporary Urban Nicaragua
with Jonathan Jeschke, Wolfgang Köck and Ulrich Heink
Probleme, Bewertungen und Konsequenzen Biologischer Invasionen(Program)
with Vilna Bashi Treitler (New York)
Metholodical Challenges in a Stratified World: Migration and Social NetworksBielefeld University, V7-140