Christoph Schwarz

Associate Researcher

Christoph Schwarz is an assistant professor at the University of Innsbruck, Austria (Faculty of Education, Department of Psychosocial Intervention and Communication Studies, Research Area Conflict – Trauma – Violence). After his doctorate in sociology at Goethe University Frankfurt/Main he held several positions as a Post-Doc and visiting researcher at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Marburg, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt/Main, and the Center for Islamic Theology at the University of Münster. His research interests include social movements/protest movements, life stories and biographies, youth and intergenerational dynamics, collective memory, migration, with a regional focus on North Africa/West Asia, Europe, and the spaces in between.

Selected peer reviewed articles

  • Collective memory and intergenerational transmission in social movements: The “grandparents’ movement” iaioflautas, the indignados protests, and the Spanish transition. In Memory Studies 15 (1), 2022, pp. 102-119. DOI: 10.1177/1750698019856058
  • Political Socialization and Intergenerational Transmission: Life Stories of Young Social Movement Activists in Morocco. In Journal of North African Studies 26 (1), 2021, pp. 206-230, DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2019.1665277
  • Biographical Perspectives on Political Agency and Migration: The Struggle of Workers from the Maghreb against Institutional Discrimination in France’s National Railroad Company SNCF. In: European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology. 8 (4), 2021, pp. 470-492, Co-authors: Elise Pape, Moustapha El-Hamdani. DOI: 10.1080/23254823.2021.1960877
  • Intergenerational transmission of trajectory experiences. Researching the younger generations’ strategies of reinterpretation. Co-author: Sarra Chaieb. In: Zeitschrift für Qualitative Forschung (ZQF), Special Issue: “Socialization, family and gender in the context of migration”, 15., 1-2/2014, pp. 57-77. DOI: 10.3224/zqf.v14i1-2.21327