born 1971, M.A. in Sociology, Ph.D. on the „Metamorphosis of Illegality” at the University of Frankfurt am Main. He worked on transformation of welfare states and issues of migration and citizenship. He was fellow researcher in the project Transit Migration based at the University of Frankfurt, Department for Cultural Anthropology. He currently works on Social Movement Unionism in Europe; postfordist Hegemony and Modernism, Urbanism and Migration in the postcolonial context.