Prof. Andreas Wimmer, Ph.D.

Portrait Foto Prof. Andreas Wimmer, Ph.D. (Foto: Andreas Wimmer)
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Former Visiting Researcher of the Research Unit


Andreas Wimmer is Lieber Professor of Sociology and Political Philosophy at Columbia University.

Andreas Wimmer's research aims to understand the dynamics of nation-state formation, ethnic boundary making and political conflict from a comparative perspective. His writings show how nation-building politicizes ethnic difference, and under which conditions various forms of exclusion and conflict along ethnic, national or racial lines result. Other areas of research include theories of culture and social change.