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The transnationalized social question
Thomas Faist
Thomas Faist (PhD, New School for Social Research) is Professor of Transnational, Migration and Development Sociology at Bielefeld University in Germany. He directs the Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development (COMCAD). Thomas Faist has contributed to ongoing debates about citizenship, transnationality, migration and social policy in Europe and beyond. He has authored and co-authored numerous books including The Transnationalized Social Question: Migration and the Politics of Social Inequalities in the Twenty-First Century (2019), Disentangling Migration and Climate Change (2016), Transnational Migration (2013), as well as Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects (2007), and Dual Citizenship in Europe (2007). Thomas Faist is a member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.


Interview by e-mail, on January 14th 2021, by Inês Vidigal*,
revised for publication on February 2021.
Also available online version here.
Lecture by Professor Thomas Faist "The transnationalized social question: migration and the politics of inequalities" available here


Series  OEm Conversations With 
Date  May 2021
Pages  12
ISSN  2183-718X (online)
DOI  10.15847/CIESOEMCW232021
Keywords  Migration, inequality policies, transnational, citizenship, diversity, mobility.
Cite as  Vidigal, Inês (2021), “The transnationalized social question: interview with Thomas Faist”, OEm Conversations With, 23, Observatório da Emigração, CIES, Iscte, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. DOI: 10.15847/CIESOEMCW232021


* Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal

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