Hughes-Rogers Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate in Politics, Princeton University, USawimmer@princeton.edu
Andreas Wimmer was educated at the University of Zurich, from where he received a PhD in social anthropology in 1992 and a habilitation two years later. He joined Princeton University in 2012 as the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Associate in Politics. From 2014 onward he will direct Princeton's Fung Global Fellows Program. Between 2003 and 2012, he taught sociology at the University of California Los Angeles. Before moving to the United States, Wimmer served as founding director of two interdisciplinary research institutes: the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies at the University of Neuchâtel (from 1995 to 1999) and the Department of Political and Cultural Change at the Center for Development Research of the University of Bonn (from 1999 to 2002).