Past Event

Martin Petzke - Ethnicizing the ‘Person with a Migration Background’ in German Integration Policy: The Role of Statistical Monitoring Instruments

October 1, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Knox Hall (Room #501D), Columbia University, 606 W 122nd St., New York

Speaker: Martin Petzke, Senior Researcher/Lecturer, University of Lucerne

The Science, Knowledge, and Technology workshop (SKAT) gathers social scientists interested in how knowledge is created, distributed, drawn upon, and collectively understood. The workshop brings together diverse theoretical perspective and methodological approaches to social studies of SKAT. These include sociology of expertise, sociology of professions, organizational analysis, actor-network approaches, medical sociology, and science studies, among other approaches. In each meeting, a student or guest speaker presents their work briefly, followed by open discussion. If you wish to attend or receive the workshop paper, please contact Larry Au ([email protected]).

Martin Petzke received his M.A. in sociology, psychology, and computer science from the University of Trier, Germany. In January 2012, he earned his doctorate in sociology from the University of Bielefeld, Germany, with a thesis on global evangelicalism. From 2006-2007, he was part of the research team "Group-Focused Enmity," a longitudinal study on prejudice in Germany at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence at the University of Bielefeld. From 2007-2010, he held a scholarship from the German Research Foundation as a member of the research group "World Society" at the University of Bielefeld. In October 2010, he joined the Department of Sociology at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Government, Essex University, UK, and the Department of Sociology, Boston University. He has published on prejudice and group conformity, the theory of Pierre Bourdieu, the sociology of Georg Simmel, religion and globalization, and religious organizations. His research interests include sociological theory, world society and globalization, religion, immigration and assimilation, historical sociology, the sociology of knowledge, and the sociology of quantification.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology at Columbia University.