Daniel Schumann

Guest Scholar

Pacific Office of the German Historical Institute
Institute of European Studies | University of California, Berkeley | 249 Moses Hall | Berkeley, CA 94720-2316


Biographical Summary

Daniel Schumann is a Ph.D. candidate at the Diversity Research Institute at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. He holds an M.A. and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Freiburg and has completed research and study stays at CINESTAV in Mexico City and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima. His research focuses on the politics of knowledge about diversity and cohesion, especially on practices of canonizing diversity and diversifying canons. Daniel’s PhD project on the epistemologies of immigrant integration deals with constructions of difference and normality in Civic Education textbooks in postmigrant Germany (2000-2020). His latest article, forthcoming in Swiss Journal of Sociology, is a case study on cooperations between migrant organizations and local administrations in the city of Berlin and shows how the involved actors navigate the paradoxes of contemporary politics of inclusion.

Main Areas of Interest

  • Reflexive Diversity and Migration Studies
  • Sociology of Knowledge
  • Discourse Analysis and Textbook Research
  • Qualitative Research, esp. reconstructive perspectives
  • Diversity and Civic Education