Seventh Conference on Migration Research in Austria

Globalisation of Frontiers - Frontiers of Globalisation: Migration between global crises and local dynamics

The Commission for Migration and Integration (KMI) and the Institute for Urban and Regional Research (ISR) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) as well as the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna have been jointly hosting the Biennial Conference on Migration Research in Austria. In 2022 this conference will be organised in cooperation with the Department for Migration and Globalization, Danube University Krems.

The event is aimed at researchers from all disciplines and fields of study who are working on migration and integration.

Globalisation of Frontiers – Frontiers of Globalisation: Migration between global crises and local dynamics

Migration is an essential part of social change in a globalising world. The multidimensional and cross-border process of globalisation affects not only international migration and mobility in complex ways but also local processes of (dis-)integration. Transnational crises make visible how strongly social systems have become interconnected and internationally integrated. International mobility is an essential transmission mechanism that globalises crises and impacts on local contexts. In which ways does migration alter contexts of origin and destination and how are these changes connected transnationally? How do migrants and majority populations experience these complex cross-border dynamics and how do they react to these? How do actors from the fields of politics, religion, civil society, academia, and the arts attempt to influence these processes of change? How do these social processes change the role and nature of borders, but also the identity and sovereignty of states? We also intend to shed light, however, on the limits of globalisation. Do we perhaps find ourselves at the beginning of a period of de-globalisation triggered by global crises such as the financial crisis of 2007-2009, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the climate crisis? How do mobility, migration, and their governance adapt to these new realities? Can we compare current processes of globalisation and de-globalisation to earlier periods, such as at the turn of the 20th century?
Migration studies is a research field in which a number of scientific disciplines approach such complex questions from multiple angles. In its keynote addresses and plenary sessions, the 7th Austrian Biennial Conference on Migration Research will shed light on the challenges and opportunities of the multidisciplinary perspectives on migration and globalisation. The conference will further address whether and how understandings of migration and mobility, integration and settled life, as well as diversity and participation must be modified in the context of globalized societies.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Ayelet Shachar, R.F. Harney Chair in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies, Professor of Law, Political Science & Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Prof. Ettore Recchi, Director of the MA and PhD program in sociology at the Sciences Po, Paris, part-time professor at the Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute, Florence

Organisation

Mag. Friedrich Altenburg, MSc, Department for Migration und Globalization, Danube University Krems

Prof. Rainer Bauböck, Commission for Migration and Integration Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Prof. Mathias Czaika, Department for Migration und Globalization, Danube University Krems

Ass. Prof. Mag. Dr. Albert Kraler, Department for Migration und Globalization, Danube University Krems

Prof. Dr. Christoph Reinprecht, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna

Dr. Wiebke Sievers, Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Programme Committee

Prof. Gudrun Biffl, Department for Migration and Globalization, Danube University Krems

Ass. Prof. Heidrun Bohnet, Department for Migration and Globalization, Danube University Krems

Prof. Rudolf de Cillia, Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna

Prof. Wolfgang U. Dressler, Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, and Commission for Migration and Integration Research, ÖAW

Prof. Josef Ehmer, Institute for Economic and Social History, University of Vienna

Prof. Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Vienna Institute of Demography, ÖAW,   Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, Technical University Vienna, and Commission for Migration and Integration Research, ÖAW

Prof. Franz Gmainer-Pranzl, Centre for Intercultural Theology and Study of Religions, University of Salzburg

Assoc. Prof. Gerit Götzenbrucker, Department of Communication, University of Vienna

Prof. Sylvia Hahn, University of Salzburg

Dr. Anne Goujon, Vienna Institute of Demography, ÖAW

Prof. Max Haller, Department of Sociology, University of Graz, and Commission for Migration and Integration Research, ÖAW

Dr. Dzeneta Karabegovic, Department of Sociology, University of Salzburg

Ass. Prof. Michael Parzer, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna

Prof.  Walter Pohl, Department of History, University of Vienna, Institute for Medieval Research (IMAFO), ÖAW, and Commission for Migration and Integration Research

Prof. Sieglinde Rosenberger, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna

Prof. Patrick Sakdapolrak, Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna

Prof. Peter Schimany, Nürnberg

Dr. Philipp Schnell, Arbeiterkammer Vienna

Prof. Kyoko Shinozaki, Department of Sociology, University of Salzburg

Prof. Michaela Windisch-Graetz, Department for Social and Labour Law, University of Vienna

Prof. Waldemar Zacharasiewicz, Institute for English and American Studies, University of Vienna, and Commission for Migration and Integration Research, ÖAW