Johannes Becker

I am a sociologist with a strong interdisciplinary outlook working at the intersection of space, history, and biography. These are the main avenues through which I have looked at life in cities, complex migration processes and postcolonial state and border formation. Regionally, I have mainly conducted research in the “Middle East”. Currently I coordinate the research project “Dynamic figurations of refugees, migrants, and longtime residents in Jordan since 1946” at the Center of Methods in Social Sciences, University of Göttingen (Germany). My previous research was located in Jerusalem, the West Bank and in Israel.
Doing global sociology for me means working towards the acceptance in the discipline that sociological research in every social context can yield in general insights. Teaming up with colleagues in the network is for me a great way to strengthen this idea.