BIGSSS Graduate Emanuel Deutschmann Wins OLB Foundation Dissertation Award › view all


“Mapping the Transnational World: Towards a Comparative Sociology of Regional Integration”

On April 3, 2019, BIGSSS alumnus Emanuel Deutschmann was awarded the special dissertation prize of the ‘Oldenburgische Landesbank’ AG (OLB) Foundation for his PhD thesis on cross-border mobility. The prize is endowed with €5,000 and was presented by Prof. Jürgen Mittelstraß who emphasized in his laudatory speech the importance and topicality of Emanuel's research and his sophisticated methodological approach.

The OLB Foundation' science prize honours six outstanding scientific papers with a total of €22,000. This year, two additional special prizes totalling €10,000 were awarded for excellent works dealing with the challenges of digitization.

For more information on the prize-winner and the OLB award, please see the Jacobs press release.

Congratulations, Emanuel!


Abstract of Emanuel Deutschmann's Dissertation:

In “Mapping the Transnational World: Towards a Comparative Sociology of Regional Integration”, Emanuel examines the global network structure of eight forms of cross-border mobility (asylum-seeking, flight, migration, tourism and student exchange) and communication (Facebook contacts, telephone conversations, remittances, transfer of money by migrants to home countries) over the period from 1960 to 2010. It shows that all these forms of transnational activity take place predominantly within and not between world regions.