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International Recognition for Emanuel Deutschmann

EUF Researcher Receives Swedish Hans L. Zetterberg Award for Sociology 2023

Emanuel Deutschmann, junior professor of Sociological Theory at Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF) whose research focuses on conflict in the European context, has been awarded this year's Zetterberg Prize for Sociology 2023. Prof. Dr. Deutschmann received the distinguished award, which is endowed with 100,000 Swedish Krona, for his contributions to the research of transnational migration and for his efforts to establish a freely accessible dataset on transnational mobility.

The University of Uppsala explained the reasoning behind its selection as follows: Dr. Deutschmann is the author of numerous publications in high-ranking journals across various social science disciplines. With his book "Mapping the Transnational World," which will be published by Princeton University Press in 2021, he has made a significant scholarly contribution. Undoubtedly influenced by his own transnational mobility and various visits to leading European and North American universities, Deutschmann's academic contributions have left their mark in public debates and attracted the kind of media attention that sparks a global discussion.

As a publicly engaged intellectual and with his diverse contributions to understanding the impacts of transnational migration on our world, Deutschmann stands in the spirit of Hans L. Zetterberg, who also made a contribution to sociology that enriches our imaginative capacities."

A great honor and joy

"It is a great honor and joy to be awarded the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize," said Emanuel Deutschmann at the award ceremony, which was held on October 26, 2023 in Uppsala. "The warm reception and the award ceremony were very moving. I was able to have very engaging and interesting conversations, make valuable contacts, and discuss exciting opportunities for collaboration. I am very grateful to everyone who has supported me on my path, especially Ettore Recchi, who nominated me for the prize. By happy coincidence, I was already in Sweden on an EUF-funded research stay at Linköping University, and thus did not have to make the long journey to Uppsala.

With the generous prize money, I hope to be able to have the book I'm currently working on translated from German into English, to make it accessible to a larger readership. I believe this use of the prize money would be in the spirit of Zetterberg, who also always published in several languages and sought to reach as many people as possible through his work."

Further information

The Department of Sociology at the University of Uppsala annually awards the international Hans L. Zetterberg Prize to a "Swedish or international junior scientist whose scholarship has advanced research, preferably through the productive connection of theory and practice." The prize is endowed with 100,000 Swedish Krona.

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