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Dr. Christian Wille

Christian Wille

Research scientist

Faculty or Centre Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Department Department of Geography and Spatial Planning
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E02 35-150
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 6627

Senior Researcher in Cultural Border Studies

  • Cultural Border Studies
  • Space and Border Theories, Praxeology
  • Mobilities and Transnational Lifeworlds

Academic positions

  • Director of the coordination unit of the research network UniGR-Center for Border Studies
  • Scientific coordinator, PI Luxembourg, action coordinator of the project “European Center for Competence and Resources in Border Studies”
  • Deputy Director of the Master in Border Studies
  • Member of the “Commission de validation des acquis” of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education
  • Co-Spokesperson of the interregional working group “Bordertextures”
  • Co-editor of the book series “Border Studies: Cultures, Spaces, Orders” (NOMOS)

Scientific boards

 

  • 2019-2020 – Annual conference of the Cultural Studies Association “B/Ordering Cultures: Everyday Life, Politics, Aesthetics, European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder
  • 2018-2020 – World Congress 2020 “Sea and Water in Word and Image” of the International Association of Word and Image Studies, University of Luxembourg
  • 2018-2020 – Interreg Project “European Center for Competence and Resources in Border Studies”, University of Lorraine, University of Luxembourg, University of Liège, Saarland University, University of Kaiserslautern, University of Trier and University of the Greater Region
  • Since 2018 – Editing committee of “Cahiers de la Grande Région”, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research
  • Since 2018 – Editing committee of “Borders in Perspectives”, UniGR-Center for Border Studies
  • Since 2018 – Key Area MIS – Migration and Inclusive Societies, University of Luxembourg
  • 2017-2018 – Conference „Le Transfrontalier : pratiques et figurations“, Mulhouse, University of Upper Alsace
  • 2017-2018 – Book project „Critical Dictionary on Borders and European Integration “, University of Strasbourg, University of Artois, Euro-Institut, Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière
  • 2017-2018 – 2nd World Conference of the Association of Borderlands Studies (10th -14th July 2018), University of Vienna & Central European University Budapest
  • Since 2017 – Cross-border doctoral school LOGOS, Saarland University, University of Trier, University of Lorraine, University of Liège, University of Luxembourg
  • Since 2016 – International Consulting Council des Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones, Moscow, Russian Academy of Sciences (Sociological Institute)
  • 2015-2016 – European Conference of the Association of Borderlands Studies „Differences and Discontinuities in a “Europe without borders“” (4-7 October 2016), University of Luxembourg
  • 2015-2016 Publication „Réalités, perceptions et représentations des frontières de l’Union européenne“, edited by G. Hamez, GRETI/UniGR-Center for Border Studies
  • Since 2015 – Research network UniGR-Center for Border Studies (University of Lorraine, University of Luxembourg, University of Liège, Saarland University, University of Kaiserslautern, University of Trier)
  • 2012-2015 – Research project „Cross border residence. Identity experience and integration processes in the Greater Region“ (CB-RES), University of Luxembourg, Saarland University, University of Nijmegen, CEPS, Forum Europa

 

Memberships

  • Section „Cultural Border Studies“ of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (founding member)
  • Trinational working group Bordertextures (founding member)
  • Trinational research group LABOR SwissLux – Labour across Borders (founding member)
  • Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (KWG)
  • Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS)
  • Research Network for International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion (IMISCOE)
  • UniGR-Center for Border Studies (UniGR-CBS)
  • Key Area Migration and Inclusive Societies (MIS)

Reviews

  • From the European South: a transdisciplinary journal of postcolonial humanities
  • Borders in Perspective
  • Berliner Debatte Initial
  • Europa Regional
  • Space and Polity
  • Regions and Cohesion
  • Raumforschung und Raumordnung
  • GeoJournal
  • Swiss National Science Foundation

More information www.wille.lu

Last updated on: Monday, 09 March 2020

2019-2021  

 

 

 

 

Research block grant (university merit based funding scheme)

2019-

       

UniGR-Chair in Border Studies, Saarland University

2018-  

 

 

 

 

Senior Researcher (Research Scientist), UniGR-Center for Border Studies / Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Luxembourg

2016-

 

 

 

 

Authorization to submit and lead research projects (2015) and to supervise doctoral theses (2016) (Autorisation à diriger des recherches)

2015-2018

 

 

 

 

Senior Researcher (Research Scientist), Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education, University of Luxembourg

2014-2015

 

 

 

 

Scientific coordinator (assistant-chercheur), Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education, University of Luxembourg

2011-2014

 

 

 

 

Scientific project coordinator (research associate), Research Unit IPSE, University of Luxembourg

2010-2011

 

 

 

 

Project officer (research associate), Vice President for Research and Technology, University of Kaiserslautern

2007-2010

 

 

 

 

Scientific project coordinator (research associate), Research Unit IPSE, University of Luxembourg

2004-2007

 

 

 

 

Research associate, INFO-Institut, University for Technology, Industry and Commerce of Saarland

2004-2011

 

 

 

 

Double doctorate in cultural studies and social sciences at the University of Luxembourg and Saarland University

2003-2004

 

 

 

 

Scientific assistant, Franco-German University

1997-2003

 

 

 

 

Studies of French Culture and Intercultural Communication at University of Strasbourg and Saarland University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Last updated on: 09 Mar 2020

Ongoing projects

  • 2019-2020 – TEXAZ: Bordertextures as approach for collaborative border studies (paper project); University of Luxembourg.
  • 2019-2020 – BOTEX: Bordertextures as an approach for cultural border studies (book project); University of Luxembourg, Saarland University and University of Lorraine.
  • Since 2019 – iCUBOS: Introduction to Cultural Border Studies (book project), University of Luxembourg and Saarland University.
  • 2018-2020 – “European Center for Competence and Resources in Border Studies” (Interreg VA Greater Region Project; University of Lorraine, University of Luxembourg, University of Liège, Saarland University, University of Kaiserslautern, University of Trier and University of the Greater Region).
  • 2018 – The border as practice (paper project for the handbook “Border Studies”), European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder).
  • 2018-2019 – Conception and submission of an international cooperation project in cultural border studies; University of Luxembourg, European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder etc.
  • 2017-2020 – Territorial borders as state practices. The praxeologisation of the border at the example of cross-border cooperation (doctoral thesis of Ulla Connor).
  • 2017-2019 – Flight – Border – Integration. A conference series on displacement phenomena in Europe (University of Luxembourg, Villa Vigoni – German-Italian Centre for European Excellence).
  • 2017-2019 – Border Experiences in Europe: Life, Work, Communication and Knowledge (book project, series „Border Studies: Cultures, Spaces, Orders”), University of Luxembourg.
  • Since 2017 – International network of the UniGR-Center for Border Studies and handling contacts with international partners.
  • Since 2017 – Atelier Bordertextures: Theories and methods in Cultural Border Studies (interregional conference series, Saarland University and University of Luxembourg).
  • Since 2017 – Cultural Border Studies (working group in the framework of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft; founding member).
  • Since 2015 – Bordertextures (interregional working group in the framework of the University of the Greater Region).
  • Since 2014 – Director of the Center for Border Studies of the University of the Greater Region (research network of Saarland University, Universities of Trier, of Kaiserslautern, of Lorraine, of Liège and of Luxembourg).

Completed projects

  • 2017-2018 – Managing Director of the section “Cultural Border Studies” (Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft)
  • 2017-2018 – Europe and the Greater Region: Positions, debates and perspectives (University of Trier, University of Luxembourg, Trifolon).
  • 2016-2017 – Forum Interdisciplinary discourses on Cross-Border/Territorial Cooperation (Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network/University of Strasbourg).
  • 2016-2017 – The cross-border workers in Switzerland and in Luxembourg: Labour – Everyday Life – Perceptions (University of Luxembourg).
  • 2016-2017 – The situation of cross-border workers in Switzerland and in Luxembourg. Characteristics – Types – Discourses (University of Basel, School of Social Work of Geneva, University of Luxembourg).
  • 2015-2017 – Conception and submission of a cross-border project (in the framework of the key area “Border Studies” of the University of the Greater Region).
  • 2015-2016 – Border Futures - Future Perspectives of cross-border Cooperation (Working group of the Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung and University of Kaiserslautern).
  • 2014-2018 – Scientific coordinator of the Key Area MIS – Migration and Intercultural Studies (Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education, University of Luxembourg).
  • 2014-2016 – Differences and discontinuities in a "Europe without borders" (European Conference 2016 of the Association for Borderlands Studies; University of Luxembourg, UniGR-Center for Border Studies, Association for Borderlands Studies).
  • 2014-2015 – Lifeworlds and political constructions in border regions. The example of the Greater Region SaarLorLux (University of Luxembourg).
  • 2012-2014 – Cross border residence. Identity experience and integration processes in the Greater Region (University of Luxembourg, Saarland University, University of Nijmegen, CEPS, Forum Europa).
  • 2011-2014 – IDENT2 - Strategies of Regionalisation: Constructing Identity Across Borders (University of Luxembourg).
  • 2011-2012 – The cross-border phenomena in the Greater Region (University of Lorraine, University of Luxembourg, University of Liège and Saarland University).
  • 2010-2013 – Conditions of cross-border media flows in the Greater Region (University of Lorraine, CREM).
  • 2010-2011 – University of the Greater Region (University of Lorraine, University of Luxembourg, University of Liège, Saarland University, University of Kaiserslautern, University of Trier).
  • 2007-2010 – Socio-cultural identities and identity policy in Luxembourg (University of Luxembourg).
  • 2004-2011 – Socio-cultural dimensions and space constructions of cross-border worker mobility in the Greater Region SaarLorLux (doctoral thesis, University of Luxembourg and Saarland University).
  • 2004-2007 – cross-border regional development and cross-border labour markets (several projects in the framework of the Interregional Labour Market Observatory).
  • 1999-2004 – Intercultural Learning and Intercultural Management (several projects at Saarland University).



Last updated on: 09 Mar 2020

  • 2019 - University of Applied Sciences Saarland, BA Social Work and Early Childhood, Guestlecture in the seminar: Transnational migration and social work in the SaarLorLux Region
  • 2019 – Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Chair for Romanic Area and Cultural Studies, guest lecture “Doing Border Research: Developments and Challenges in border (region) studies”.
  • Since 2017 – University of Luxembourg, Master in Border Studies, seminar „Introduction to Border Studies from a Cultural Perspective“.
  • 2015 – Saarland University, Chair of North American Literary and Cultural Studies, Guest lecture, lecture series „Border Cultures: Theorizing and (Con-)textualizing Borders“.
  • 2014 – University of Luxembourg, Bachelor en Cultures Européennes, lecture series „The Greater Region SaarLorLux: Lifeworld or political construction?“ (Concept and organisation).
  • 2012 – University of Luxembourg, Bachelor en Cultures Européennes, guest lecture, lecture series „La rencontre avec l’autre : phénoménologie interculturelle dans l’Europe contemporaine“.
  • 2011 – Saarland University, Chair of Romance culture and intercultural communication, Lecturer, Bachelor „French Cultural Studies and Intercultural Communication“, seminar „Mobilitäten und transnationale Lebenswelten“.
  • 2010-2012 – University of Lorraine, Institut polytechnique d’études franco-allemandes et de management, Lecturer, binational Master „Management franco-allemand“, seminars „Interculturalité franco-allemande“ and „Communication et comportement professionnel en Allemagne“.
  • 2010 – University of Luxembourg, Bachelor en Cultures Européennes, guest lecturer, seminar „The Age(s) of Migration: Zwischen Migration und Mobilität in vormoderner und moderner Zeit (12.-21. Jh.)“.
  • 2006-2012 – University of Lorraine, trinational Master „Franco-German Studies: Cross-Border Communication and Cooperation“, lecturer, seminars „Marché du travail et emploi frontalier dans la Grande Région“, „Les institutions de la coopération transfrontalière dans la Grande Région“ and „Questions méthodiques et pratiques de la recherche en sciences sociales“.



Last updated on: 09 Mar 2020