Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

Prof. Dr. Elke Winter


Elke Winter

Since 2014 Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Since 2013 Research Director, Cluster “Migration, Pluralism, and Citizenship”, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minorities (CIRCEM), University of Ottawa

2012 John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award, Canadian Sociological Association’s best book of the year award for Us, Them, and Others: Pluralism and National Identity in Diverse Societies (UTP 2011)

Since 2011 Associate Professor (tenured), Sociology and Anthropology, University of Ottawa

2007–2011 Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Sociology and Anthropology, University of Ottawa

2007 (fall) Postdoctoral Fellow, Ethnicity and Democratic Governance Project (EDG), Queen’s University, Kingston (on leave from the University of Ottawa); funded by the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS)

2006–2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES), Universiteit van Amsterdam; funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

2005–2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (ISW), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; funded by a the German Academic Exchange Service

2005 Ph.D. in Sociology, York University (Toronto) Thesis: Debating Binationalism and Multiculturalism in Canada: Toward a Sociology of Ethnic Pluralism

1998 M.Sc. in Sociology, Université de Montréal Thesis: Max Weber et les relations ethniques: race, ethnicité et nation;

1995 Vordiplom (B.A.) in Sociology, Economics & Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin

Research concentrations

Fields: political sociology, social theory, historical sociology,

Themes: ethnicity, nationalism, pluralism, citizenship, immigrant integration

Regions: Canada/Québec, Western Europe

Research Methods: interpretative methodologies, discourse analysis, comparative approaches

Function within the Center

Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz (November 2017–August 2018)

Research project “The role of naturalization for immigrant and refugee integration: trajectories and expressions of citizenship”

Selected Publications

Winter, E. (2011), Us, Them and Others: Pluralism and National Identity in Diverse Societies, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Winter, E.Debating Binationalism and Multiculturalism in Canada: Toward a Sociology of Ethnic Pluralism, Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada (Collection Theses/Thèses, ISBN: 0494116420), 2005, 469 p.

Winter, E., Max Weber et les relations ethniques. Du refus du biologisme racial à l’État multinational (Foreword: Philippe Fritsch), Québec: Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2004.

Winter, E. & I. Previsic “Citizenship Revocation in the Mainstream Press: A case of Re-ethnicization?”, Canadian Journal of Sociology, 42 (1), p. 55-82, 2017. online

Frost, C. & E. Winter. “Making and authenticating the citizen: naturalisation and passport applications in Canada”, Review of European and Russian Affairs (RERA), Review of European and Russian Affairs (RERA), 11 (1), 2017. online

Winter, E.“Rethinking Multiculturalism After its ‘Retreat’: Lessons from Canada”, American Behavioral Scientist 59 (6) 637-657, 2015.

Winter, E. “Traditions of Nationhood or Political Conjuncture? Debating Citizenship in Canada and Germany”, Comparative Migration Studies 2(1), 2014, 295-321. online

Winter, E., “(Im)Possible Citizens: Canada's 'Citizenship Bonanza' and its Boundaries", Citizenship Studies, 18(1), 2014, 46-62.

Winter, E., “Trajectories of Multiculturalism in Germany, the Netherlands, and Canada: In Search of Common Patterns”, Government and Opposition, 45 (2), 2010, p. 166-186.

Winter, E., “How Does the Nation Become Pluralist?”, Ethnicities, 7 (4), 2007, p. 483-515.


phone +1 (613) 562-5800 (6274)

e-mail elke.winter[at]uottawa.ca

website www.elkewinter.com

university profile

School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies
University of Ottawa
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Ottawa (ONT) K1N 6N5