Emanuel Deutschmann is an Assistant Professor of Sociological Theory at the University of Flensburg and an Associate of the European University Institute's Migration Policy Centre. He holds an MSc in Sociology from Oxford University and a PhD (with distinction) in the same field from BIGSSS. His research interests often cut across disciplinary boundaries, covering topics such as transnational mobility and migration, regional integration and globalization, power law structures, and human behavior under uncertainty. He has been a visitor to Princeton University's Global Systemic Risk research community and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
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.