Research on Transnational Families - Current State and Future Paths

Im Mai und Juni 2022 findet unsere Online-Lecture Series zur transnationalen Familienforschung statt - mit renommierten, internationalen Expert*innen.

From May to June 2022, the German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) and the Interdisciplinary Center for Integration and Migration Research (InZentIM) at the University Duisburg-Essen are hosting a lecture series on research on transnational families.

No registration required. To participate, simply join the Zoom-Meeting at the time of the lecture:
Meeting-ID: 842 8543 7038
Identification-Code: 417662

Program Overview

Due to spatial mobility and migration, many families have become stretched across different countries. For more than two decades, transnational families have received considerable scientific attention. The lecture series, therefore, brings together renowned international scholars from various disciplines to discuss the current and future trends, as well as the work program for researching transnational families. The series comprises four lectures which will all be held online. The series comprises four lectures, which will all be held online. Each lecture will begin with an introductory talk by an expert in the field, followed by a commentary by a second expert and a discussion with the audience.

May 20th | 2.00-3.30 p.m. CEST (UTC +2:00) | Transnational Family Research: Future Trends and Challenges
Introductory Lecture: Prof. Laura Merla, Université Catholique de Louvain
Discussant: Prof. Valentina Mazzucato, Maastricht University
June 3rd | 2.00-3.30 p.m. CEST (UTC +2:00) | Migrant Transnationalism And Integration – Reconciling Distinct Approaches
Introductory Lecture: Prof. Marta Bivand Erdal, Peace Research Institute Oslo
Discussant: Dr. Lenore Sauer, Federal Institute for Population Research, Wiesbaden
June 10th | 2.00-3.30 p.m. CEST (UTC +2:00) | Methodological Challenges And Future Directions For Researching Transnational Families
Introductory Lecture: Prof. Miranda J. Lubbers, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Discussant: Dr. Viorela Ducu Telegdi-Csetri, Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai/Centre for the Study of Transnational Families (CASTLE)
June 24th | 2.00-3.30 p.m. CEST (UTC +2:00) | Emotional Engagement And Well-Being in Transnational Families
Introductory Lecture: Dr. Karlijn Haagsman, Maastricht University
Discussant: Prof. Jinyu Liu, Columbia University


We are looking forward to welcoming you to the lecture series. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at veranstaltungen(at)

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