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Mobilities and migration

The research group "Mobilities and Migration" is working on spatial mobility in its broadest terms: participation in traffic, everyday movements, commuting, in- and outmigration, as well as return migration. We focus on questions of access to and negotiations of mobility, on infrastructures which enable or preclude mobility, and on biographical approaches to mobility decisions. Based on theories of the mobilities turn in social sciences, the group is also increasingly turning towards the mobility of goods, concepts, practices, ideas and data. We pay particular attention to the mutual interdependencies of mobilities and power relations, e.g. looking on justice issues, but also on the interplay between mobility and socio-spatial inclusion and exclusion processes, socially embedded norms and gendered social practices.