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Fachbereich Soziale Arbeit und Sozialwissenschaften

Prof.in Dr. phil. Anne Sophie Krossa
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Professorship

Social Sciences, with a focus on Macro-sociological Theory and Empirical Research of Migration and Integration

Research focuses

Social Theory - in particular themes such as Conflict, Society, Difference, Border, Globalisation and Europe.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Anne Sophie Krossa gained her doctorate at the University of Osnabrück as a member of a Research Group of the German Research Foundation (DFG). From 2007 to 2011 she was Lecturer in European Studies at Lancaster University, and from 2011 to 2015 she has been Associate Professor at the universities of both Giessen and Siegen.
She has authored, edited and co-edited several books and articles (see below) and has taught at various universities continuously since 2004. She has developed and established new study programs (for example, at MA and Dual PhD level), is a reviewer for several journals, publishers and the ESRC. Since 2011 she has been the editor for the series Europe in a Global Context with Palgrave Macmillan, and is also Associate Editor for Sociology at De Gruyter Open.

Group Membership

European Sociological Association (ESA) (since 2009)
Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research, Lancaster University (since 2009)
Research Group on Europe and Globalisation, Lancaster University (since 2008)
Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration (AEI) (since 2006)
British Association for Slavic and East European Studies (BASEES) (since 2005)
University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) (since 2005)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS), Sektion Europasoziologie (since 2004)

Selected Publications

Monographs
(2013) Theorizing Society in a Global Context. Palgrave Macmillan.
(2005) Kollektive Identitäten in Ostmitteleuropa: Polen, Ungarn und Tschechien und die Integration der Europäischen Union (Collective Identities in East Central Europe: Poland, Hungary, and Czech Republic and the Integration of the European Union). Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Berlin. 
Edited Books
(2011) Europe in a Global Context. Palgrave Macmillan. 
(2012) European Cosmopolitanism in Question. Palgrave Macmillan. Co-edited with Roland Robertson. 
Articles and Book Chapters
(2016) ‚Andere, Selbste, Grenzen. Momentaufnahme eines Diskurses zur globalen Migration', in: Culture, Practice, and Policy in Europe, 1/1.
 (2012) ‚Why European Cosmopolitanism?‘, in: Robertson, Roland/ Anne Sophie Krossa (eds): European Cosmopolitanism in Question. Palgrave Macmillan, 6-24.
(2011a) ‚Introduction‘, in: Anne Sophie Krossa (ed): Europe in a Global Context. Palgrave Macmillan, 1-7.
(2011b) ‚Society‘, in: Anne Sophie Krossa (ed): Europe in a Global Context. Palgrave Macmillan, 91-102.
(2011c): ‚Eine Diskussion des Konzepts „Gehegter Konflikt“’, in: Langenohl, Andreas/Schraten, Jürgen (Hg.): (Un)Gleichzeitigkeiten: Die demokratische Frage im 21. Jahrhundert. Marburg: Metropolis, 33-47. 
(2009a)  ‘Conceptualizing European Society on Non-Normative Grounds: Logics of Sociation, Glocalization and Conflict‘, in: European Journal of Social Theory 2009 12: 249-264.
(2009b) ‘Glokalisierung als Strukturprinzip der Bildung einer „europäischen Gesellschaft“?‘ (Glocalisation as structural feature of the formation of a 'European society'?, in: Balla, Balint/ Sterbling, Anton (eds.): Globalisierung, Europäisierung, Regionalisierung. Tagungsband der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Sektion Ostmitteleuropasoziologie. Hamburg: Kraemer, 159-176.
(2009c) ‘Form vor Inhalt, oder: „Nicht was, sondern wie wird diskutiert“. Diskurse zu Geschichte und Erinnerung in Ostmitteleuropa am Beispiel Polens‘ (Not what but how is it discussed. Discourses on history and memory in East Central Europe: The Polish example), in: Majerus, Benoit et al. (eds.): Nationale Erinnerungsorte hinterfragt (Examining national lieux de mémoire). Brussels: Peter Lang, 247-261.
(2007) ‘Integration of Unequal Units: Comparing the German and the European Unification Process’, in: Journal of Contemporary European Research (JCER), Vol. 3, Issue 1, 1-17. ⇒ External Link 
(2006) ‚“Ostmitteleuropa“ ODER „Europa“?‘ (‚East Central Europe’ OR ‚Europe’?), in: Osteuropaforschung – 15 Jahre ‚danach’. Forschungsstelle Osteuropa Bremen, Arbeitspapiere und Materialien No. 77, 30-33.
(2005a) ‚Europäisierung ostmitteleuropäischer Identitäten?‘ (Europeanisation of East-Central European Identities?), in: Salimi-Asl, Cyrus; Wrasse, Eric; Schuch, Gereon (eds.): Die Transformation nationaler Politik. Europäisierungsprozesse in Mitteleuropa (The transformation of national politics. Processes of Europeanization in Central Europe). Berlin: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, 245-263.
(2005b) ‚Historische und aktuelle Wahrnehmungen: Deutschlands Rolle als Problem bei der tschechischen EU-Integration‘. ⇒ External Link
(2004) ‚Die Zentrums-Peripherie-Struktur kollektiver Identitäten in  West und Ost. Ein Vergleich zwischen dem europäischen und dem deutsch-deutschen Einigungsprozess‘ (The centre-periphery-structure of collective identities in West and East. A comparison of the European process of unification with the German one), in: Fuhrmann, Nora; Glombowski, Jörg; Pieper, Karin; Rabenschlag, Kai (eds.): Erweiterung und Integration der EU. Opladen, 101-123.
(2003a) ‚Das Konzept „Verfassungspatriotismus“ im Kontext der Erweiterung der Europäischen Union. Eine kritische Betrachtung am Beispiel Polens‘ (The concept 'Verfassungspatriotismus' in the context of the European Union's enlargement. A critical study of the Polish example), in: Dittmer, S.; Jörs, I., Ruge, U. (eds.): EU-Beitritt: Verheißung oder Bedrohung? Die Wirkung der geplanten EU-Osterweiterung in den mittel- und osteuropäischen Kandidatenländern. Jahrbuch für Europa- und Nordamerika-Studien, Universität Göttingen, Band 6. Opladen.
(2003b) ‚Formen kollektiver Identität in Zentrums-Peripherie-Strukturen. Ostmitteleuropa und die Europäische Union’ (Types of collective identity in structures of centre and periphery. East Central Europe and the European Union), in: Mayer, Sebastian; Pänke, Julian; Wielgohs, Jan (Hg): Kulturen und Identitäten – Interessen und Strategien. Europäische Nationen und die Europäische Union vor der Osterweiterung. Frankfurter Institut für Transformationsstudien, Frankfurt an der Oder, 35-43.
(2003c) ‚Ungarn, Polen und Tschechien: Kollektive Identitäten im Kontext der Beitritte zur Europäischen Union‘ (Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic in the context of the accessions to the European Union), in: Europa, Ungarn – heute und morgen. Begegnungen. Schriftenreihe des Europa-Instituts, Band 19. Budapest, 287-298.
Encyclopedia Entries
(2012a) 'Eurocentrism', in: George Ritzer (2012): Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Volume II. 2nd Edition, Riley Blackwell, 570-571.
(2012b) 'European Society', in: George Ritzer (2012): Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Volume II. 2nd Edition, Riley Blackwell, 597-601.
(2012c) ‘Society’, in: George Ritzer (2012): Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Volume IV. 2nd Edition, Riley Blackwell, 1886-1889.
Book Reviews
(2010): Jürgen Habermas: ‘Europe, the faltering project’, in: Perspectives on European Politics and Society 11/1, p 119-130.
(2008) ‘Central European History and the European Union: The Meaning of Europe’, in:  Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS), 46/4, p 921-922.
(2008) David M. Green (2007): ‘The Europeans’. Political Identity in an Emerging Policy, in: Journal of Contemporary European Research (JCER).
(2007): Joseph S. Joseph (Hg) (2006): ‘Turkey and the European Union. Internal Dynamics and External Challenges’, in: Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS), June 2007.
Current Projects
(2015) Gesellschaft. Relevanz eines Kernbegriffs der Soziologie im Wandel (Society. On the Relevance of a Core Term of Society in the Course of Time). Contracted with VS-Springer.
(2016a) Concepts of Difference. Co-edition with Andreas Langenohl
(2016b) Conceptualizing Society in a Global Context. Palgrave Macmillan, book series ‘Europe and Globalisation’.
(2017) Analyzing Society in a Global Context. Palgrave Macmillan, book series ‘Europe and Globalisation‘.

Selected Papers

April 2016: Ambivalence in Refugee-Volunteer-Relations: Issues of Waste Separation, Konferenz der European Sociological Association – Research Network 15 ‘Global, Transnational and Cosmopolitan Sociology’, Mailand
Juli 2015: Negotiating Difference: Global Refugees in a German Village, Living the Global Conference der Global Studies Association, London
Dezember 2014: Grenzkonzepte. Institut für Soziologie, Gießen.
November 2014: European Identity as a Process – Identification via Conflict. Sociological Theory Conference der European Sociological Association ‘The Quest of “European Identity” as a New Challenge for Social Theory’, Münster
November 2014: Europe as Border – Readdressing Conflict Theory. Paper at the Sociological Colloquium at the Institute of Sociology, University of Giessen.
September 2010: World Society – Beyond ‘either Homogenisation or Heterogenisation’. Inaugurating Bauman Institute Conference, Leeds
November 2009: Europe in the Context of Globalisation – Introducing a Book Project (together with Saskia Vermeylen/Geography and Rebecca Catto/Religious Studies). DELC Research Seminar, Lancaster.
September 2009: One European Society OR Pluralism? A False Antagonism for Contemporary Sociology. ESA-conference, Lisbon/Portugal.
June 2009: On the Concept of Cultivated Conflicts. Comment on a paper of Helmut Dubiel, Research Workshop ‘Conceptualising the Social: Implications of Europeanisation and Globalisation’. Lancaster.
January 2009: Beyond “the Local versus the Global”: the Concept of Glocalization. University of Luxemburg. Invited speaker
December 2008: Lefort on Democracy – Implications for Understanding Europe as a Processing Conflict (together with Helmut Dubiel), University of Giessen. Invited speaker 
October 2008: Conceptualising Europe – a Site of Translation of Meanings, University of Konstanz/Germany. Invited speaker
September 2008: Why ‘European Cosmopolitanism? University of Gent/Belgium.
June 2008: Conceptualizing European Society on Non-Normative Grounds: Logics of Sociation, Glocalization and Conflict Brighton, University of Sussex.
April 2008: Conceptualising European Sociality: Theoretical Advantages and Weaknesses of a Current Sociological Notion. ECPR conference, Rennes/France.
April 2008: Glokalisierung als Strukturprinzip der Bildung einer ‚europäischen Gesellschaft’ im Kontext Osteuropas (Glocalisation as a structural principle of a developing ‘European society’ in the context of Eastern Europe). Conference of the German Sociological Society (DGS), Section Eastern Europe, Bad Kissingen/Germany.
April 2007: Europeanization from the Perspective of Identity: Historical and current Images of Europe in Hungary. Presentation at the conference ‘Becoming Good Europeans? The New Member States in the EU’, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington DC/USA. Invited speaker
November 2006: Der Wandel von Identitäten und Erinnerungsorten in Ostmitteleuropa am Beispiel Polens (Changing Identities and lieux de memoire in East Central Europe: the Polish Example). Presentation at the conference ‘Examining national lieux de mémoire’, University of Luxembourg. Invited speaker
September 2006: A ‘Christian Europe’? Applying an All-European Perspective to Sociological Models of Integration. Presentation at the conference ‘European Unity and Division: Regions, Religions, Civilizations’, Monash University Centre Prato and European University Institute Fiesole/Italy.
April 2006: Comparing European Integration: Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. BASEES Annual Conference, Cambridge/Fitzwilliam College.
April 2006: ‘European Identity’ as a Problematic Concept – An Approach including Perspectives of the East Central European Countries Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic. UACES Annual Conference, Oxford University.
May 2005: Deutsche und Tschechen in der Europäischen Union (Germans and Czechs in the European Union). Central Europe Academy, Bad Kissingen, Germany. Invited speaker
May 2005: Eine systematische Betrachtung historischer Europabilder in Polen, Ungarn und Tschechien (A Systematical Analysis of historical Images of Europe in Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic). Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany. Invited speaker
February 2005: Historische und aktuelle Wahrnehmungen: Deutschlands Rolle als Problem bei der tschechischen EU-Integration (Historical and current perceptions: The role of Germany as a problem of the Czech EU-integration). Conference “Mutual perception and practice across the borders: Areas of tension in the German-Czech neighbourhood”, Munich University, Germany.
January 2005: Europäisierung ostmitteleuropäischer Identitäten? (Europeanization of East Central European identities?)  Conference “Transformation of national politics: Processes of Europeanization in Central Europe” (DGAP), Andrassy-University Budapest, Hungary.
November 2003: Kollektive Identitäten in Ostmitteleuropa: Polen, Ungarn und Tschechien und die Beitritte zur Europäischen Union (Collective Identities in East Central Europe: Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic and the accessions to the European Union). Osteuropainstitut, FU Berlin, Germany.
September 2003: The meaning of identity in European integration: correlations of economical, political and cultural aspects. Jean Monnet conference 'Politics and economics of European integration and economic theory of political markets' at the Charles University Prague, Czech Republic. (Internal publication of the working paper)
April 2003: Ungarn, Polen und Tschechien: Kollektive Identitäten im Kontext der Beitritte zur Europäischen Union (Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic in the context of the accessions to the European Union). European Institute Budapest, Hungary.
June 2002: European Institute Budapest, Hungary.
May 2002: Traditional Lines of Identity-Construction and Images of Europe in East Central Europe in the Context of the Accessions to the European Union. Conference 'Representation and Identity in an Integrated Europe', at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Invited speaker
June 2001: Concepts and models of Europe in East Central Europe. Central European University Warsaw, Poland.

Taught courses: a selection

Winter 2016/2017:
Lecture ‚Introduction to Social Theory‘
Reading Seminar ‚Concepts of Society‘
Lecture ‚Politics and Economy of Migration and Integration‘
Media Seminar 
Summer 2016:
Seminar Sociology of Everyday Life
Winter 2015/2016:
Research Seminar 'Globalisation: Sociological Classics, Current Issues, Empirical Applications'
Summer 2015:
Research Seminar 'Representing Borders'
Winter 2014/2015: University of Giessen/Germany
Lecture ‚Sociology of School and its Practices’
Seminar ‚Core Terms of Sociology‘
Seminar ‚Concepts of Society‘
Media-Seminar ‚Love‘
Summer 2014: University of Siegen/Germany
Lecture ‘Introduction to Sociological Theory’
Seminar ‘Classic texts of Sociological Theory’
Winter 2013/2014: University of Siegen/Germany
Lecture ‘Classics of Sociological Thought’
Seminar ‘The Global and the Local’
Research seminar ‘Migration, Travelling and many more: Manifestations of Mobility’
Summer 2013: University of Siegen/Germany
Lecture ‘Introduction to Sociological Theory’
Seminar ‘Norbert Elias’
Seminar ‘Sociology of Conflict’
Research seminar ‘Everything is Shopping? – Social Relations Today’
Winter 2012/2013: University of Siegen/Germany
Lecture ‘Classics of Sociological Thought’
Seminar Everyday Life Culture
Seminar World Society
Summer 2012: University of Siegen/Germany
Lecture ‚Introduction to Sociological Theory‘
Seminar ‚Georg Simmel‘
Seminar ‚Interpretations of <crisis> in classical and contemporary sociological theory‘
Winter 2011/2012: University of Giessen/Germany
Seminar ‚Interpretations of <crisis> in classical and contemporary sociological theory‘
Seminar ‚Sociology of the everyday life‘
Seminar ‚Theorising society in the context of globalisation‘
Lecture ‚Theory of communication, conflict and media‘
2007 - 2012: Lancaster University/UK
Michaelmas 2008-2011: Supervision of dissertations and PhD theses
Michaelmas 2008-2011: European Culture of Everyday Life
Lent 2008-2011: Introduction to Modern Europe
Michaelmas 2007-2011: The European Union: Are we all Europeans now?
2008-2011: Research Skills, Questionnaire Design
Summer Semester 2007: University of Siegen/Germany and University of Giessen/Germany
Seminar 'Culture and Everyday Life', Bachelor Studies 'Social Science', University of Siegen
Seminar 'Current Forms of Sociality in European Processes of Transnationalisation', Master Studies 'Comparative Social Sciences', University of Siegen
Seminar 'Theories of Modernity', Department of Sociology, University of Giessen
Seminar 'Classics of Sociological Thought', Department of Sociology, University of Giessen
Seminar 'Introduction to the Sociology of Organisation', Department of Sociology, University of Giessen (co-taught with Andreas Langenohl)
Winter semester 2005/2006: University of Bonn/Germany
Seminar 'Collective Identities in the new Member States: Towards a European Identity?' at the University of Bonn, Postgraduate Programme 'European Studies' (co-taught)
Winter semester 2004/2005: University of Göttingen/Germany
Seminar 'Sociology of Conflict in the Context of European Integration', Department of Social Sciences, University of Göttingen
Summer semester 2004: University of Göttingen/Germany
Seminar 'Region – Nation – Europe: Types of Collective Identity in East Central Europe and the Integration of the EU', Department of Social Sciences, University of Göttingen

Extracurricular Teaching Activities

Academic Years 2014/2015 and 2015/2016:
Interdisciplinary Research Group 'Border Representations'
Academic Years 2012/2013 and 2013/2014:
Colloquium ‘Sociological Theory’
Academic Year 2010/2011:
May 2011: Joint teaching 'Everyday Life Culture', University of Innsbruck
March 2011: Joint teaching, Erasmus Intensive Programme 'Myth, Nation Building and Identity Formation' with undergraduate students at the University of Siegen in cooperation with nine other European universities (focus ‘Nation Building’)
Academic Year 2009/2010:
June 2010: Master class III, with postgraduate students (MA and PhD students) within the framework of the research workshop 'Europe and Globalisation' in cooperation with Christian Lahusen at the University of Siegen
March 2010: Joint teaching, Erasmus Intensive Programme 'Myth, Nation Building and Identity Formation' with undergraduate students at the University of Siegen in cooperation with nine other European universities (focus ‘Myth’)
Winter 2009/2010: Joint teaching 'Current Sociological Theories in the Context of Globalisation', University of Innsbruck
Academic Year 2008/2009:
July 2009: Allianz Summer Academy with undergraduates, in cooperation with four other European Universities (LMU Munich, CEU Budapest, Bocconi Milano, Science Po Paris)
June 2009: Master class II, with postgraduates (MA and PhD students) within the framework of the research workshop 'Conceptualising the Social: Implications of Europeanisation and Globalisation' in cooperation with Christian Lahusen/University of Siegen, at Lancaster University
Academic Year 2007/2008:
July 2008: Allianz Summer Academy with undergraduates, in cooperation with four other European Universities (LMU Munich, Collegium Civitas Warsaw, University of Cluj,  Science Po Paris)
June 2008: Master class I, with postgraduate students (MA and PhD. students) within the framework of the research workshop 'Europe and Globalisation', in cooperation with Christian Lahusen at the University of Siegen

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