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 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.
A new article titled "People Matter: Recent Sociological Contributions to Understanding European Integration from Below", co-authored with Jan Delhey, has just appeared in the Council of European Studies' journal Perspectives on Europe. The Article summarizes some of our findings from the first funding phase of the Horizontal Europeanization project (2012-15), as well as some insights from my PhD project Mapping the Transnational World. It is available online for free.
On Friday July 10th 2015, I will give a talk at the GESIS Eurobarometer Symposium Four Decades of Surveying Europe – Perspectives on Academic Research with the European Commission’s Eurobarometer Surveys about our experiences in doing research on transnational activity and European identity with Eurobarometer survey data in the DFG Project Cross-border Interactions and Transnational Identities (PI: Prof. Jan Delhey).
Please see this announcement for details and this Call for Posters if you are interested in presenting your own work at the symposium.