My article "The Spatial Structure of Transnational Human Activity", published at Social Science Research, will receive this year's Best Publication by an International Scholar Award of the American Sociological Association's Global and Transnational Sociology section. According to ASA, the award "will recognize an outstanding article published in 2015 or 2016 in the area of Global and Transnational Sociology". The award will be presented at the ASA Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada in August. Previous recipients include Max Haller, Sir Roger Jowell, Tom W. Smith, Min Zhou, Grégoire Mallard, and Monika Krause.
On Monday, 19 June 2017, I submitted my PhD thesis Mapping the Transnational World: Towards A Comparative Sociology of Regional Integration to the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences. It will be reviewed by Jan Delhey, Steffen Mau, and Jürgen Gerhards. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to access the dissertation.
"On the Europeanization of Actions and Attitudes: A Macrosociological Comparison of the EU Member States", a paper co-authored with Jan Delhey, has been published (in German) at Berliner Journal für Soziologie in a special issue on Horizontal Europeanization edited by Christian Lahusen and Susanne Pernicka.
My article "The Spatial Structure of Transnational Human Activity", recently published in Social Science Research, received the BIGSSS Best Paper Award 2016 last Monday. The award, which is offered annually by the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, was endowed with 500 Euros. I donated the money to Sea-Watch.org, an NGO that works hard to save refugees in distress at sea in the Mediterranean.