Current Research Project

Indian high-skilled migrants in Germany: Transnational Practices and Prospects (Funded by: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, Duration: 2021-2023)

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Project Information

The project focuses on the transnational practices, motivations of immigration, and trends and prospects of the Indian immigrants in Germany including the latest entrants - Blue Card holders and Indian students in German universities. With the Covid-19 as the special lens, the project proposes to argue that the fast expanding Indian diaspora in Germany impacts the German social life at large and vice versa. Consequently, the project aims at responding to the following questions:

  1. What are the motivations of migration for Indians in Germany?

  2. What are the transnational practices of the Indian migrants in Germany?

  3. What are the networks or pathways explored by Indian women migrants in Germany for transnational practices? What kind of practices emerge from those networks?

  4. What are the short and long term impacts of the Covid-19 on the growing Indian community in Germany?

Upcoming publications:

2022-23: “Why Move? Stories of Indian Immigrants in Germany”, Palgrave Macmillan, London

2022: Mobility as survival and freedom: Pandemic, Immobility and its implications for women and queer migrants, Migration Letters

2023: Migrants as Biocitizens?: Locating the covid-19 related border-controls for the Indian immigrants in Germany, International Sociology