Identity

Ethnic, national, and social identity and the migration experience.

Identity has become a central, if at times contentious, term for social scientists and historians studying migration. Migration experiences impact the way in which individuals and groups view themselves and are seen by others. Recent research has emphasized that identities are neither given nor stable, but rather socially constructed, relational, and situational. Migrants, furthermore, often have different overlapping or hybrid identities. To what degree transatlantic migrants identify with Europe or see themselves as Europeans abroad is one major research question of Transatlantic Perspectives.

This topic lists references and documents that we draw upon in this context.