Norbert Cyrus

studied Social and Cultural Anthropology, Sociology and Philosophy. He received his PhD 2008 from Carl-von-Ossietzky-University for his analysis of contemporary processes of labour migration from Poland to Germany. After employments at University Oldenburg, Hamburg Institute for Sozial Research (HIS) and University Bremen he since 2017 Senior Researcher at European University Viadrina. He worked as expert for International Organisations (ILO, Worldbank) and national institutions (e.g. Federal Ministry for Labour, Federal Expert Commission for Migration) and civil organisations (e.g. Diakonie Hamburg, German Trade Union DGB). His research topics include temporary labour migration, civic participation of immigrants, measures against trafficking in human beings. At the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION he explores the relevance and function of state borders for in migration processes.

 

Short CV

Since 2017

Senior Researcher at Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION

2014-2016

Senior Researcher at University Bremen in the EU funded project DemandAT

2008-2013

Senior Researcher at Hamburger Institut for Social Research (HIS)

2006-2008

Scientific Coordinator for the EU funded Grundtvig project WinAct – Winning Immigrants as Active Members“ at University Oldenburg

2004-2006

Researcher for the EU funded research project POLITIS at University Oldenburg

2003-2004

Independent expert for International Labour Organization (ILO) und Expert Commission for Immigration and Integration

2000-2003

Researcher for the EU funded research project IAPASIS at University Oldenburg

1999-2000

Independent expert

1996-1999

Scholarship from Hans Böckler Foundation

1995

Scientific officer sustainable economy at League for Environmental Protection (BUND) Berlin,

1993-1994

Researcher at Berlin Institut for Comparative Social Research

 

Selected Publications

 

How To Design Evaluable Anti-Trafficking Campaigns: Six Basic Steps. Vienna: ICMPD (together with Dita Vogel) 2017

Learning from Demand-Side Campaigns Against Trafficking in Human Beings: Evaluation as Knowledge-generator and project improver. DemandAT Working Paper 9. Vienna: ICMPD (together with Dita Vogel) 2017

Demand Reduction in Anti-Trafficking Debates (gemeinsam mit Dita Vogel) in: ERA Forum (2017) 18: 381-396. DOI 10.1007/s12027-017-0481-4

Irreguläre Migration in Deutschland – Zur Kontroverse zwischen ordnungspolitischer und menschenrechtlicher Sichtweise. In: Matter, Max (Hg.) Auf dem Weg zur Teilhabegesellschaft. Neue Konzepte der Integrationsarbeit, Göttingen: V&R, 127-140

Flüchtlinge und ihr Status. Praktische Implikationen einer defizitären Rechtsstellung , in: C. Ghaderi und T. Eppenstein: „Flüchtlinge. Multiperspektivische Zugänge“, Berlin: VS Verlag 2016, 113-127

Arbeitsrechte mobilisieren ohne Aufenthaltsstatus. Von faktischer Rechtlosigkeit zur Veränderung geltenden Rechts? (gemeinsam mit Markus Kip). In: Industrielle Beziehungen 22(1): 33-50 (2015)

The Concept of Demand in Relation to Trafficking in Human Beings: A Review of Debates since the Late 19th Century. DemandAT Working Paper 2, Vienna: ICMPD, 2015

Demand Arguments in debates on trafficking in human beings – using an historical and economic approach to achieve conceptual clarification. DemandAT Working Paper No 1. Vienna: ICMPD (together with Dita Vogel) 2015

Migration ohne Grenzen? Politische Optionen zum Umgang mit irregulären Wanderungsbewegungen. In: Maren Mylius, u.a. (Hg.): Medizin für "Menschen ohne Papiere". Menschenrechte und Ethik in der Praxis des Gesundheitssystems. Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2011; S. 63-81

Die Eigendynamik der Migrationsprozesse lässt sich nicht steuern – Warum Migrationsmanagement nicht funktionieren kann. In: Sibel Kara; Olga Drossou (Hrsg.): Transnationalismus und Migration. Dossier. Berlin: Heinrich Böll Stiftung, 2011: S. 93-99

Undocumented Migration in Germany – Many Figures, Little Comprehension. In: Triandafyllidou, Anna (ed.): Irregular Migration in Europe. Myths and Reality, Aldershot: Ashgate 2010, 125-144 (zus. mit Vesela Kovacheva)

Winning Active Citizens for Unions and Parties. Bürgerbeteiligung von Zugewanderten in Europa. In: Dirk Lange; Ayca Polat (Hrsg): Unsere Wirklichkeit ist anders. Migration und Bildung – Perspektiven politischer Bildung. Berlin: Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, 2009; 247-256.

Managing a mobile life. The development from instrumental to integral attitude towards labour migration among illegally employed Polish houshold workers in Berlin, in: Metz-Göckel, Sigrid; Morokvasic-Müller, Mirjana; Münst, Senganata A. (eds.), Migration and mobility in enlarged Europe. A gender perspective, Leverkusen: Barbara Budrich, 2008

Being Illegal in Europe: Strategies and Policies for Fairer Treatment of Migrant Domestic Workers, in Lutz, Helma (ed.), Migration and Domestic work. A European Perspective on a Global Theme, Aldershot: Ashgate 2008, 177-194.

Where Does It Start, Why Does It Change? Trajectory Patterns of Immigrants Active in Mainstream Political Parties, in: Vogel, Dita (ed.): Highly Active Immigrants – A Ressource for for European Civil Societies, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2007, 127-142

Changing Rhetoric and Narratives: German Trade Unions and Polish Migrant Workers; in: Europeanisation, National Identities and Migration: Changes in Boundary Construction between Western and Eastern Europe, edited by Willfried Spohn, and Anna Triandafyllidou, London: Routledge 2003, 192-222.