Project B06: Migration and Welfare States in the USA

Global and National Dynamics in Bureaucratic Human Differentiation

The project explores the nexus between the generation of categories of human differentiation and the contested dynamics of modern state-building. It suggests that nation-states inscribe and operationalize central categories of human differentiation, such as ethnicity, race, gender and class, in the context of transnational challenges. The project focuses on U.S. immigration and social policy between the World Wars as a case study. It shows how processes of differentiation, nation-building and globalization are constitutive of each other.

Project team
Prof. Dr.Axel Schäfer (PI)
Dr. Anja-Maria Bassimir (Research Assistant)