Ongoing Research Projects

The Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora in Switzerland and its post-war forms of engagement in Sri Lanka

  • Contact: R. Alluri, P. Hollenbach, U. Müller-Böker
  • Funding: SNSF

An expanded role for eco-tourism in the protected areas of Afghan and Tajik Badakhshan

  • Contact: Q. Shokirov
  • Funding: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship

Rethinking sustainability under neoliberal environmental policy: Political ecology, deforestation discourses and conservation practices in Tanzania

  • Contact: M. B. Mabele
  • Funding: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship

Morality and the development of national parks: Social and political negotiations in Abel Tasman National Park (New Zealand) and in Park Adula (Switzerland)

  • Contact: N. Backhaus
  • Funding: SNSF

Youth@Night – A multi-disciplinary multi-method study of young people's going out and drinking behaviors

  • Contact: S. Landolt
  • Funding: SNSF

Young people migrating at the end of compulsory school - Starting a new life, new networks and new job prospects in a transnational social space

  • Contact: S. Landolt

Educational transitions in Switzerland and Germany

  • Contact: I. Bauer

Arctic biodiversity and indigenous people of Eastern Siberia in a changing climate

  • Contact: S. Ksenofontov
  • Funding: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship

Encountering asylum seekers: Perspectives and practices of asylum sector decision-makers

  • Contact: E. Pörtner

The Eritrean Diaspora: Sense of belonging of second-generation Eritreans

  • Contact: S. Graf

Living in uncertain situations: Everyday lives of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Switzerland

  • Contact: B. Bitzi