Ulrike Bialas

Fourth Year Graduate Student
Email Address: 
ubialas@princeton.edu

Ulrike's ethnographic dissertation research is on unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Germany. How do asylum seekers and state bureaucrats negotiate migrants' official identities, such as age and national origin, in the absence of identity documents, and what consequences does this have for migrants' legal statuses and new lives in Germany? Ulrike received her BA and MA in Social Sciences from Humboldt University of Berlin, where she also worked as a research assistant at the Urban Sociology department. Ulrike is interested in migration, science and technology studies, urban sociology, and qualitative methods of social research.