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Stephan Scheel

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PositionResearcher
Department Sociology
Email s.scheel (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7717 3199
Stephan Scheel

Border and migration studies, citizenship studies, critical security studies, international political sociology, population censuses, science and technology studies

I am currently working as a post-doctoral researcher on the ERC funded research project "Peopling Europe: How data make a people (ARITHMUS)". The project investigates how changes in statistical methods in the context of population censuses impact on the enactment of a European population via statistics.

My doctoral thesis, which I defended at the department of political and international studies at the Open University in November 2014, studied how migrants appropriate mobility in the context of biometric border controls in order to demonstrate the persistence of moments of uncontrollability of migratory practices within technologically ever more sophisticated border regimes. A second theme of my previous research concerns how humanitarian regimes intersect with security practices. So far, I have published my research in Cultural Studies, Millennium – Journal for International Studies, Postcolonial Studies and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Publications

Book Section

"The Secret is to Look Good on Paper”: Appropriating Mobility within and against a Machine of Illegalization
Scheel, Stephan. 2017. "The Secret is to Look Good on Paper”: Appropriating Mobility within and against a Machine of Illegalization. In: Nicholas De Genova, ed. The Borders of “Europe”: Autonomy of Migration, Tactics of Bordering. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, pp. 37-63. ISBN 978-0-8223-6916-5

Das Europäische Grenzregime und die Autonomie der Migration: migrantische Kämpfe und die Versuche ihrer Regulation und Kontrolle [The European Border Regime and the Autonomy of Migration: Migrant Struggles and the attempts of controlling them]
Scheel, Stephan. 2017. Das Europäische Grenzregime und die Autonomie der Migration: migrantische Kämpfe und die Versuche ihrer Regulation und Kontrolle [The European Border Regime and the Autonomy of Migration: Migrant Struggles and the attempts of controlling them]. In: Bettina Gruber and Viktorija Ratkovic, eds. Migration, Flucht und Frieden: Perspektiven auf das Zusammenleben in der Postmigrantischen Gesellschaft [Migration, Flight and Peace: Perspectives on Convivality in the Postmigration Society. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, pp. 15-30. ISBN 9783830987246

Forced Migrants as Illegal Migrants
Scheel, Stephan and Squire, Vicki. 2014. Forced Migrants as Illegal Migrants. In: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh; Gil Loescher; Kathy Long and Nando Sigona, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 188-199. ISBN 978-0-19-965243-3

Article

Recuperation through Crisis-Talk: Apprehending the European Border Regime as a Parasitic Apparatus of Capture
Scheel, Stephan. 2018. Recuperation through Crisis-Talk: Apprehending the European Border Regime as a Parasitic Apparatus of Capture. South Atlantic Quarterly, 116(4), ISSN 0038-2876

Studying Marriage Migration to Europe from Below: Informal Practices of Government, Border Struggles and Multiple Entanglements
Scheel, Stephan and Gutekunst, Miriam. 2018. Studying Marriage Migration to Europe from Below: Informal Practices of Government, Border Struggles and Multiple Entanglements. Gender, Place and Culture, ISSN 0966-369X

Real fake? Appropriating mobility via Schengen visa in the context of biometric border controls
Scheel, Stephan. 2017. Real fake? Appropriating mobility via Schengen visa in the context of biometric border controls. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, pp. 1-17. ISSN 1369-183X

Appropriating mobility and bordering Europe through romantic love: Unearthing the intricate intertwinement of border regimes and migratory practices
Scheel, Stephan. 2017. Appropriating mobility and bordering Europe through romantic love: Unearthing the intricate intertwinement of border regimes and migratory practices. Migration Studies, 5(3), pp. 389-408. ISSN 2049-5838

Das Konzept der Autonomie der Migration überdenken? – Yes Please! [Rethinking the Concept of Autonomy of Migration? – Yes Please!].
Scheel, Stephan. 2015. Das Konzept der Autonomie der Migration überdenken? – Yes Please! [Rethinking the Concept of Autonomy of Migration? – Yes Please!]. Movements, 1(2), pp. 1-15. ISSN 2364-8732

New Keywords: Migration and Borders
Casas-Cortes, Maribel; Cobarrubias, Sebastian; De Genova, Nicholas; Garelli, Glenda; Grappi, Giorgio; Heller, Charles; Hess, Sabine; Kasparek, Bernd; Mezzadra, Sandro; Neilson, Brett; Peano, Irene; Pezzani, Lorenzo; Pickles, John; Rahola, Federico; Riedner, Lisa; Scheel, Stephan and Tazzioli, Martina. 2014. New Keywords: Migration and Borders. Cultural Studies, 29(1), pp. 55-87. ISSN 0950-2386

Refugee Protection Meets Migration Management: UNHCR as a Global Police of Populations
Scheel, Stephan and Ratfisch, Philipp. 2014. Refugee Protection Meets Migration Management: UNHCR as a Global Police of Populations. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 40(6), pp. 924-941. ISSN 1369-183X

Studying embodied encounters: autonomy of migration beyond its romanticization
Scheel, Stephan. 2013. Studying embodied encounters: autonomy of migration beyond its romanticization. Postcolonial Studies, 16(3), pp. 279-288. ISSN 1368-8790

Autonomy of Migration Despite Its Securitisation? Facing the Terms and Conditions of Biometric Rebordering
Scheel, Stephan. 2013. Autonomy of Migration Despite Its Securitisation? Facing the Terms and Conditions of Biometric Rebordering. Millennium, 41(3), pp. 575-600. ISSN 0305-8298

Other

Transcending Methodological Nationalism through a Transversal Method? On the Stakes and Challenges of Collaboration
Scheel, Stephan; Cakici, Baki; Grommé, Francisca; Ruppert, Evelyn; Takala, Ville and Ustek, Funda. 2016. Transcending Methodological Nationalism through a Transversal Method? On the Stakes and Challenges of Collaboration. ARITHMUS Working Paper Series, London.