Schmidtke, Oliver

Oliver Schmidtke is an Associate Professor and a European Studies Scholar in the Departments of History and Political Science at the University of Victoria. He holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European History and Politics. He received his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, worked at the Humboldt University in Berlin in the late 1990s and spent a year as a research fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University before coming to UVic in 1999. The first four years he spent in Victoria as a DAAD fellow teaching in the field of Cotemporary, 20th Century German history and comparative European/ German politics. Oliver was the President of the European Community Studies Association Canada from 2004-2006 and the Director of European Studies at UVic from 2005-2008. From 2007 on Oliver Schmidtke is a Domanin Leader of Metropolis BC. His research interests are in the fields of comparative European politics and contemporary history, European integration, the political sociology of immigration and ethnic conflict, and the role of identities and collective memory in modern societies. Since 2005 he is involved in two collaborative international research projects (funded by the German Volkswagen Foundation, 2005-2008) focusing on different aspects of immigration and integration in Canadian and European societies. Here a critical focus is on patterns of integrating migrants into current German society.

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