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Highly Demanded Expertise in the Field of Migration Research

Prof. Dr. Birgit Glorius, head of the Professorship of Human Geography with a focus on European Migration Studies, was appointed to the Expert Council on Integration and Migration

Prof. Dr. Birgit Glorius, head of the Professorship of Human Geography with a focus on European Migration Studies at Chemnitz University of Technology, is a new member of the Expert Council on Integration and Migration (SVR). This council of experts is an independent and interdisciplinary body that provides scientific policy advice. With its expertise, the panel is intended to contribute to the formation of opinion among all bodies responsible for integration and migration policy, as well as the general public. The SVR is made up of nine academics from various disciplines and research fields. The appointment of Glorius was made by the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community based on the vote of an independent selection committee; it is valid from January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2025.

About the person: Prof. Dr. Birgit Glorius

After studying geography at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität of Würzburg, Birgit Glorius moved to the University of Texas (Austin) to study abroad. In 2007, she completed her doctorate on "Polish Migrants in Leipzig - A Transnational Perspective on Migrants and Integration" at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. She then worked as a research assistant in Halle and Leipzig before moving to Chemnitz University of Technology in 2013 to take up the position of Junior Professor for Human Geography of Central and Eastern Europe. Since October 2018, she has headed the Professorship of Human Geography with a focus on European Migration Studies at the Faculty of Humanities at Chemnitz University of Technology. In 2019, she took over as head of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, where she has been a member since 2019.

The research focus of Glorius lies in the field of migration research and demographic change. Her current research focuses on the processuality of migration and its consequences for regions of origin and arrival, transnationalism as well as local constellations of refugee reception, the reactions of the receiving society, and local-regional policy approaches to integration and participation.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Birgit Glorius, tel. 0371 531-33435, e-mail birgit.glorius@phil.tu-chemnitz.de

(Author: Mario Steinebach / Translation: Brent Benofsky)

Matthias Fejes
11.01.2023

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