Nina Glick Schiller
Nina Glick Schiller
Telephone: 0161 275 7106
Research Themes: Transnational migration, cities, globalization, locality, religion and migration, methodological nationalism
Nina Glick Schiller is the Director of the Cosmopolitan Cultures Institute and Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester and Professor. She is an associate of the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale Germany and a senior associate of the Max Planck Institute for Ethnic and Religious Diversity, and Emiritus Professor of Anthropology at University of New Hampshire, USA. In her articles, chapters, reports and books Nina Glick Schiller has developed a comparative and historical perspective on migration, transnational and diasporic processes, and social relations. Her current research interests include the relationships between migrants and cities, the transnationality of cities, diasporic cosmopolitanism, and cosmopolitan sociability. Glick Schiller’s research has been conducted in Haiti, the United States, and Germany and she has worked with migrants from all regions of the globe. She is currently engaged in research projects in Manchester UK and Copenhagen, Denmark. She has also critiqued research paradigms and methodological nationalist orientations in migration, urban and health studies.
In migration and urban studies, her concern has been to explore differences of power within transnational social fields in relationship to the constitution of gender, race, class, status, poverty, the second generation, citizenship, and national identity. To foster publication from this perspective in 1992 she is the founding editor of the journal Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. She is currently also on the boards of Social Analysis, Anthropological Theory, African Diaspora, and Focaal.
Her recent book projects continue to develop migration theory by contesting the methodological nationalism of most migration studies. They question the comparative framework that remains fixed in an analysis of individual nation-states and state policies. Locating Migration: Rescaling Migrants and Cities, co-edited with Ayse Caglar, (Cornell, 2011 ) examines the relationships between the scalar positioning of cities and the pathways of migrant transnationality. Migration, Development and Transnationalization: A Critical Stance, co-edited with Thomas Faist, (Berghahn Books) questions the celebration of migrants as agents of development.
2011. Locating Migration: Rescaling Cities and Migrants (A. Caglar, co-editor), Cornell University Press.
2010. Migration, Development and Transnationalization: A Critical Stance (T. Faist, co-editor), Berghahn Books.
2001. George Woke Up Laughing: Long Distance Nationalism and the Search for Home. (G. Fouron, co-author), Duke University Press.
1994. Nations Unbound: Transnational Projects, Postcolonial Predicaments and Deterritorialized Nation-States. (L. Basch and C. Blanc-Szanton, co-authors), New York: Gordon and Breach/Routledge.
Articles and book chapters (selected)
2011. ‘Localized Neo-liberalism, Multiculturalism, and Global Religion: Exploring the Agency of Migrants and City Boosters’, Economy and Society.
2011. ‘Locality, Globality and the Popularization of a Diasporic Consciousness: Learning from the Haitian Case' in Geographies of the Haitian Diaspora, Regine Jackson ed., Routledge.
2011. ‘Migration and Development without Methodological Nationalism: Towards Global Perspectives on Migration’, in The Migration-Development Nexus: A Transnational Perspective on Changing Paradigms and Organizations T. Faist, P. Kovisto, and M. Hauser eds, Palgrave McMillan
2011. ‘Defining Cosmopolitan Sociability in a Transnational Age: An Introduction’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, May (with Tsypylma Darieva and Sandra Gruner-Domic)
2011. Cosmopolitan Sociabilities: Cosmopolitan Sociability: Locating Transnational Diasporic and Religious Networks. Special Issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies, May (with Tsypylma Darieva and Sandra Gruner-Domic)
2011. ‘Cities and Transnationality’ in Blackwell’s Cities Companion (G. Bridge and S. Watson, eds.)
2011. ‘Downscaled Cities and Migrant Pathways: Locality and Agency without an Ethnic Lens’ in Locating Migration: Rescaling Cities and Migrants (A. Caglar, co-editor), Cornell UP
2011. ‘Introduction: Migrants AND Cities’ (with A. Caglar) in Locating Migration: Rescaling Cities and Migrants (A. Caglar, co-editor), Cornell UP
2011. ‘Locality and Globality: Building a Comparative Analytical Framework in Migration and Urban Studies’ (with A. Caglar) in Locating Migration: Rescaling Cities and Migrants (A. Caglar, co-editor), Cornell UP.
2010. Long Distance Nationalism and Peripatetic Patriots. In Transnationalism, Cosmopolitanism and Dislocated Borders, B. Riccio and C Brambilla, eds. Rimini: Guaraldi
2010. ‘Old baggage and Missing Luggage: a Commentary on Beck and Sznaider’s ‘Unpacking Cosmopolitanism for the Social Sciences: a Research Agenda’. British Journal of Sociology, 61 (1): 413-420.
2010. ‘A Global Perspective on Transnational Migration: Theorizing Migration without Methodological Nationalism’, in Diaspora and Transnationalism: Concepts, Theories and Methods, R. Bauböck and T. Faist, eds., University of Amsterdam and IMISCOE.
2009. ‘Introduction: Migration, Development, and Social Transformation’. Social Analysis, 53 (3): 1–13 (with T. Faist)
2009. ‘A Global Perspective on Migration and Development’. Social Analysis 53( 3): 14–37.
2009. ‘‘Towards a Comparative Theory of Locality in Migration Studies: Migrant Incorporation and City Scale", Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,35 (2):177-2.
2009. Old and New Locality: Theorizing Transnational Migration in a Neo-Liberal World (to be translated into Spanish) Nuevos retos del transnacionalismo, OPI Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales.
2009. Migration, Development, and Transnationalization: A Critical Stance, Special Section Social Analysis. Eds. Nina Glick Schiller and Thomas Faist. 53(3) 1-13.
2009. 'Beyond Methodological Ethnicity and Towards the City Scale: An Alternative Approach to Local and Transnational Pathways of Migrant Incorporation', in Transnational and Global, L. Pries, ed. Routledge.
2009. Theorizing About and Beyond Transnational Processes'. In Caribbean Migration to the United States and Western Europe: Essays on Incorporation, Identity and Citizenship, E. Mielants, M. Cervantes-Rodriguez and R. Grosfoguel, eds., Temple UP.
2009. '"There is No Power Except for God": Locality, Global Christianity, and Immigrant Transnational Incorporation'. In Permutations of Order Burtrand Turner and Thomas Kirsch eds. Aldershot: Ashgate Press. pp 125-147.
2009. ‘Global Perspectives on Gender in Transit.’ In Gender in Transit. Basel: Chronos Verlag.
2009. ‘The Blood Remains Haitian: Race, Nation, and Belonging in the Transmigrant Experience’. Reprinted in Perspectives on the Caribbean: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation. Ed. Philip W. Scher. Wiley Blackwell.
2009."'… The Land which the LORD your God Giveth you': Two 'African' Churches in Oststadt," in Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora (with E. Karagiannis ), A. Adogame, R. Gerloff and K. Hock, eds., Continuum International.
2008. “Beyond Methodological Ethnicity: Local and Transnational Pathways of Immigrant Incorporation” Willy Brandt Series of Working Papers in International Migration and Ethnic Relations.
2008. ‘And Ye Shall Possess It, and Dwell Therein’: Social Citizenship, Global Christianity, and Non-Ethnic Immigrant Incorporation. In Immigration and Citizenship in Europe and the United States: Anthropological Perspectives, D. Reed-Danahay and C. Brettell, eds. pp 201-225. Rutgers UP.
2008. ‘Beyond Methodological Ethnicity and Towards the City Scale: An Alternative Approach to Local and Transnational Pathways of Migrant Incorporation,’ In Rethinking Transnationalism: The Meso-link of Organisations, L. Pries, ed., Routledge pp: 40-61.
2007. ‘Beyond the Nation State and its Units of Analysis: Towards a New Research Agenda for Migration Studies’. In Concepts and Methods in Migration Theory, Volkswagen Foundation conference reader, edited by Dr. Karin Schittenhelm, pp 39-72 www.cultural-capital.net
2006. 'Beyond the Ethnic Lens: Locality, Globality, and Born-again Incorporation', American Ethnologist. 33(4): 612-633.
2005. 'Blood and Belonging: Long Distance Nationalism and the World Beyond'. In Complexities Beyond Nature and Nurture, Susan McKinnon and Sydney Silverman, Eds., The University of Chicago Press.
2005. 'Transborder Citizenship: An Outcome of Legal Pluralism with Transnational Social Fields'. In Mobile People Mobile Law, Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebat von Benda-Beckmann and Anne Griffiths (eds). Ashgate