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Thomas Faist Bielefeld University, Germany

Thomas Faist* is Professor of Transnational and Development Studies at the Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University. His research interests focus on international migration, immigrant integration, citizenship, social policy and development studies. He held visiting professorships at Malmö University and the University of Toronto.

Currently, his work centers on environmental degradation and migration, and on the transnational social question. Thomas Faist serves on the editorial board of The Sociological Quarterly, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Migration Letters, and South Asian Diaspora. He recently published "Dual Citizenship in Europe: From Nationhood to Social Integration" (Ashgate 2007), "Citizenship: Theory, Discourse and Transnational Prospects", with Peter Kivisto, Blackwell 2008), and "The Europeanization of National Immigration Politics and Policies" (Palgrave Macmillan 2007)