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Professor Steven Vertovec

 

Steve.jpg (7820 bytes)Steven Vertovec (BA Magna cum laude - Colorado, MA - UCSB, Dphil - Oxon) is Professor of Transnational Anthropology at the University of Oxford and Director of the ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities. His research interests surround transnationalism, ethnicity, religious minorities and multiculturalism. He is also Senior Research Fellow at Linacre College, University of Oxford.

For one year from August 2002 he will be Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg / Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin.

Previous positions include Research Fellow at Oxford University, School of Geography and Principal Research Fellow at the ESRC Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick. Under the auspices of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Dr Vertovec was Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, Free University of Berlin and at the Institute for European Ethnology, Humboldt University, Berlin.

Publications: 

Several articles are available as .pdf files   

Single-Authored Books

1992 Hindu Trinidad: Religion, Ethnicity and Socio-Economic Change. Basingstoke: Macmillan

2000 The Hindu Diaspora: Comparative Patterns. London and New York, Routledge 

Edited Volumes

1990 South Asians Overseas: Migration and Ethnicity (with Colin Clarke and Ceri Peach) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

1991 Aspects of the South Asian Diaspora. New Delhi: Oxford University Press

1995 The Urban Context: Ethnicity, Social Networks, and Situational Analysis (with Alisdair Rogers). Oxford: Berg

1997 Islam in Europe: The Politics of Religion and Community (with Ceri Peach). Basingstoke: Macmillan

1998 Muslim European Youth: Reproducing Religion, Ethnicity and Culture (with Alisdair Rogers) Aldershot: Avebury

1999 Migration and Social Cohesion, Aldershot: Edward Elgar

1999 Migration, Diasporas and Transnationalism (with Robin Cohen), Aldershot: Edward Elgar

2001 Transnationalism and Identity, special issue of Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies vol. 27 no. 4 (Guest Editor: Steven Vertovec)

2002 Staat - Schule - Ethnicität: Politische Sozialisation von Immigranten in vier europäischen Ländern (Werner Schiffauer, Gerd Baumann, Riva Kastoryano and Steven Vertovec, Hrsg.), Münster: Waxmann

2002 Conceiving Cosmopolitanism: Theory, Context and Practice (Steven Vertovec and Robin Cohen, eds), Oxford: Oxford University Press

[in press] Culture and Economy in the Indian Diaspora (Bhikhu Parekh, Gurharpal Singh and Steven Vertovec, eds), London and New York: Routledge

[in press] Consciousness of Connections: Globalization, Globalism, Environments and Environmentalism (Steven Vertovec and Darrell Posey, eds), Oxford: Oxford University Press

[in press] Civil Enculturation: State, School and Ethnic Difference in Four European Countries (Werner Schiffauer, Gerd Baumann, Riva Kastoryano and Steven Vertovec, eds), Oxford: Berghahn

[forthcoming] Transnational Migration: International Perspectives, special issue of International Migration Review (Guest Editors, Josh DeWind, Peggy Levitt and Steven Vertovec)

Articles in Refereed Journals

1983 ‘Potlatching and the mythic past: a re-evaluation of the Northwest Coast American Indian complex’ Religion 13: 323-244

1990 ‘Religion and ethnic ideology: the Hindu youth movement in Trinidad’ Ethnic and Racial Studies 13: 225-249

1991 ‘East Indians and anthropologists: a critical review’ Social and Economic Studies 40: 125-161

1991 ‘Brahmanism abroad: on Caribbean Hinduism as an ethnic religion’ (with Peter van der Veer) Ethnology 30: 149-166

1992 ‘Community and congregation in London Hindu temples: divergent trends’ New Community 18:251-264

1993 ‘Hindu mother-goddess cults in the Caribbean’ Etnolog 3 (54): 179-194

1994 ‘"Official" and "popular" Hinduism in the Caribbean: historical and contemporary trends in Surinam, Trinidad and Guyana’ Contributions to Indian Sociology 28(1): 123-147

1994 ‘Multicultural, multi-Asian, multi-Muslim Leicester: dimensions of social complexity, ethnic organisation and local government interface’ Innovation: European Journal of Social Sciences 7(3): 259-276

1996 ‘Multiculturalism, culturalism, and public incorporation’ Ethnic and Racial Studies 19(1): 49-69

1996 ‘Berlin Multikulti: Germany, "foreigners" and "world-openness"’ New Community 22(3): 381-99

1997 'Young Muslims in Keighley, West Yorkshire: cultural identity, context and "community"’ Migration 

1998 ‘Ethnic distance and religious convergence: Shango, Spiritual Baptist and Kali Mai traditions in Trinidad’ Social Compass 45(2):247-63

1998 ‘Multicultural policies and modes of citizenship in European Cities’ International Social Science Journal No. 156: 187-99

1998 ‘Three meanings of "diaspora", exemplified by South Asian religionsDiaspora 7 (2) 

1999 'Integrating immigrants and ethnic minorities into urban societies', Habitat Debate: Journal of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements 4 (4): 17-18

1999 'Conceiving and researching transnationalism', Ethnic and Racial Studies 22 (2): 447-62

1999 'Minority associations, networks and public policies: re-assessing relationships', Journal for Migration and Ethnic Studies 25(1): 21-42

1999 'Three meaning of "diaspora", exemplified by South Asian religions' Diaspora 6 (3): 277-300

1999 'Mes multi, menys culturalisme: l'anthropolgia de la complexitat cultural i les noves politiques del pluralisme' ['More multi, less culturalism: The anthropology of cultural complexity and the new poltics of pluralism'], Revista d' Ethnologia de Catalunya 15: 8-21

2000 'Young Muslims in Keighley, West Yorkshire: cultural identity, context and "community"' Migration 33: 119-38

2001 'Editorial statement' (with Alisdair Rogers and Robin Cohen) Global Networks 1(1): iii-vi

2001 'Transnationalism and identity,' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 27(4): 573-82

2001 'Políticas multiculturales y formas de ciudadanía en las ciudades europeas,' (with Alisdair Rogers) Papeles de Población 28 (abril-junio): 221-41

[in press] 'Comparative patterns in the Hindu diaspora,' India International Centre Quarterly [in press] 'An accented radio: Fostering cosmopolitanism through the media in Berlin,' New German Critique

[in press] 'Concebir e investigar el transnacionalismo,' Capitulo 10 [translation of 'Conceiving and researching transnationalism', Ethnic and Racial Studies [1999] 22 (2): 447-62]

[forthcoming] 'Migration and other forms of transnationalism: Towards conceptual cross- fertilization,' International Migration Review

Articles in Edited Volumes

1989 ‘Hinduism in diaspora: the transformation of tradition in Trinidad’, in Hinduism Reconsidered, G.D. Sontheimer and H. Kulke (eds.). Delhi: Manohar, pp. 152-179

1990 ‘Introduction: Themes in the study of the South Asian diaspora’, in South Asian Overseas: Migration and Ethnicity, C. Clarke, C. Peach and S. Vertovec (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-29

1990 ‘Oil boom and recession in Trinidad Indian villages’, in South Asians Overseas: Migration and Ethnicity, C. Clarke, C. Peach and S. Vertovec (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 89-111

1991 ‘Introduction’, in Aspects of the South Asian Diaspora, S. Vertovec (Ed.). New Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-10

1991 ‘Inventing religious tradition: yagnas and Hindu renewal in Trinidad’, in Religion, Tradition and Renewal, A. Geertz and J.S. Jensen (eds.). Aarhus: Universitetsforlag, pp. 77-95

1992 ‘Central America and the Caribbean’, in Peoples and Cultures, A. Rogers (Ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 70-79

1993 ‘Indo-Caribbean experience in Britain: overlooked, miscategorized, misunderstood’, in Inside Babylon: The Caribbean Diaspora in Britain, W. James and C. Harris (eds.). London: Verso, pp. 165-178

1993 ‘Muslims in Britain: a profile of settlement processes, internal groupings, and relations to society and state’, in The Social, Political and Cultural Role of the Muslim Communities in Post-Bipolar Europe, E. Simoska (Ed.). Skopje: Centre for Ethnic Relations, St. Cyril and Methodius University, pp. 81-94

1994 ‘Caught in an ethnic quandary: Indo-Caribbean Hindus In London’, in Desh Pardesh: The South Asian Presence in Britain, R. Ballard (Ed.). London: Hurst, pp. 272-290

1995 ‘Hindus in Trinidad and Britain: ethnic religion, reification and the politics of public space’, in Nation and Migration: The Politics of Space in the South Asian Diaspora, P. van der Veer (ed). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 132-156

1995 ‘Introduction’ (with Alisdair Rogers), in The Urban Context: Ethnicity, Social Networks and Situational Analysis, A. Rogers and S. Vertovec (eds.). Oxford: Berg, pp. 1-33

1995 ‘Indian indentured migration to the Caribbean’, in The Cambridge Survey of World Migration, R. Cohen (Gen. Ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 57-62

1995 ‘Managing cultural pluralism in European cities’, in Management of Cultural Pluralism in Europe, J.W. Dacyl (Ed.). Stockholm: Swedish National Commission for UNESCO and CEIFO, CEIFO Publication No. 63, pp. 318-26

1996 ‘"Official" and "popular" Hinduism in the Caribbean: historical and contemporary trends in Surinam, Trinidad and Guyana’, in Across the Dark Waters: Ethnicity and India Identity in the Caribbean, D. Dabydeen and B. Samaroo (eds). Basingstoke: Macmillan, pp. 108-130 [reprint of article from Contributions to Indian Sociology]

1996 ‘Muslims, the state and the public sphere in Britain’, in Muslim Communities in the New Europe, G. Nonneman, T. Niblock and B. Sjazkowski (eds). London: Ithaca Press, pp.167-86

1996 ‘Great Britain’ (with J. Nielsen), in Musulmans en Europe Occidentale: Bibliographie commentée / Muslims in Western Europe: An Annotated Bibliography, F. Dassetto and Y. Conrad (eds). Paris: L'Harmattan, pp. 67-94

1996 ‘On the reproduction and representation of Hinduism in Britain’, in Culture, Identity and Politics: Asians and Afro-Caribbeans in Britain, T. Ranger, Y. Samad and O. Stewart (eds.). Aldershot: Avebury, pp. 77-89

1996 ‘Diaspora’, in Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations (4th edn.), A. Ellis Cashmore (Ed.), London:Routledge , pp. 99-101

1997 ‘Hinduism in diaspora: the transformation of tradition in Trinidad’, in Hinduism Reconsidered, 2nd rev. edn. , G.D. Sontheimer and H. Kulke (eds.), Delhi: Manohar, pp. 265-93

1997 ‘Les religions de l’Asie du Sud en Grande-Bretagne: influences, et développements’, in Histoire Religieuse de la Grande-Bretagne, H. McLeod, S. Mews & C. D’Haussy (eds). Paris: Les éditions du Cerf, pp. 251-60

1997 ‘Introduction: Islam in Europe and the politics of religion and community’, (with Ceri Peach), in Islam in Europe: The Politics of Religion and Community, S. Vertovec and C. Peach (eds.). Basingstoke: Macmillan, pp. 3-47

1998 ‘Multi-multiculturalisms’, in Multiculturalism in Two Societies: Belgium and Great Britain, M. Martiniello (Ed.), Utrecht: ERCOMER, pp. 25-38

1998 ‘Accommodating religious pluralism in Britain: South Asian religions’, in Multiculturalism in Two Societies: Belgium and Great Britain, M. Martiniello (Ed.), Utrecht: ERCOMER, pp. 163-77

1998 ‘Introduction’, in Muslim European Youth: Reproducing Religion, Ethnicity and Culture, S. Vertovec (Ed.). Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 1-24

1998 ‘Young Muslims in Keighley, West Yorkshire: cultural identity, context and "community"’, in Muslim European Youth: Reproducing Religion, Ethnicity and Culture, S. Vertovec (Ed.). Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 87-101

1999 'Introduction', in Migration and Social Cohesion, S. Vertovec (Ed.), Aldershot: Edward Elgar, pp. xi-xxxvii

1999 'Multiculturalism, culturalism, and public incorporation', in Migration and Social Cohesion, S. Vertovec (Ed.), Aldershot: Edward Elgar, pp. 222-42 [reprinted from Ethnic and Racial Studies (1996) 19(1): 49-69]

1999 'Introduction', in Migration, Diasporas and Transnationalism, S. Vertovec and R. Cohen (eds), Aldershot: Edward Elgar, pp. xiii-xxviii

1999 'Social cohesion and tolerance,' in From Metropolis to Cosmopolis, J. Hjarno (Ed.), Esbjerg: South Jutland Unviersity Press, pp. 94-134

1999 'Immigrant and ethnic minority participation in European Urban policies', in Europäische Ethnologie - Ethnologie Europas, C. Giordano & J. Rolshoven (eds), Freiburg: Universitätsverlag Freiburg Schweiz, pp. 77-93

2001 'Hinduism in diaspora : the transformation of tradition in Trinidad,' in Caribbean Sociology : Introductory Readings, C. Barrow & R. Reddock (eds), Jamaica : Ian Randle Publishers Oxford : James Currey, & Princeton: Markus, pp.622-642 [reprint of article
in Hinduism Reconsidered, G.D. Sontheimer and H. Kulke (eds.), Delhi: Manohar (1989)]

2001 (with Jean Tillie and Alisdair Rogers) 'Introduction: Multicultural policies and modes of citizenship in European cities,' in Jean Tillie and Alisdair Rogers (eds) Multicultural Policies and Modes of Citizenship in European Cities, Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 1-13

2002 'Islamophobia and Muslim recognition in Britain,' in Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens, Yvonne Haddad (Ed.), New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 19-35

2002 'Conclusion,' in Muslim Networks and Transnational Communities in and across Europe' Stefano Allieve and Jørgen Nielsen (eds), Leiden: E.J. Brill, pp. 312-26

2002 'Introduction: Conceiving cosmopolitanism,' (with Robin Cohen), in Conceiving Cosmopolitanism: Theory, Context and Practice, Steven Vertovec and Robin Cohen (eds), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-22

[in press] 'Dimensions of diaspora among South Asian religions', in From Generation to Generation: Religious Reconstruction in the South Asian Diaspora', J. Hinnels and W. Menski (eds), Basingstoke: Macmillan

[in press] 'Religion and diaspora,' in New Approaches to the Study of Religion, Peter Antes, Armin W. Geertz and Randi Warne (eds), Berlin & New York: Verlag de Gruyter

[in press] 'Introduction,' in Consciousness of Connections: Globalization, Globalism, Environments and Environmentalism, Steven Vertovec and Darrell Posey (eds), Oxford: Oxford University Press

[forthcoming] 'Transnationalism,' in Global Migration: An Encyclopedia, Matthew Gibney and Randall Hansen (eds), Santa Barbara, Ca.: ABC-CLIO

[forthcoming] 'Diaspora,' in Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies, Ellis Cashmore (Ed.), London and New York: Routledge

 

Other Publications

1989 ‘Differential trends in London Hindu temples: some implications for the study of Hinduism in diaspora’ Punjab Research Group Discussion Papers No. 25

1990 ‘Hindu "ritual" in Fiji’ (comment) Man (N.S.) 25: 145-146

1990 ‘Current British studies on South Asians in the United Kingdom’, South Asia Newsletter 5: 11-15

1993 ‘Islam and Muslim communities in Britain: an annotated bibliography, 1985-1992’, Bibliographies in Ethnic Relations Series No. 11, Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick

1997 ‘Social Cohesion and Tolerance’, METROPOLIS Project Discussion Paper

1999 'Global Networks', ISIM [International Institute for the study of Islam in the Modern World] Newsletter  2:32

2000 'Transnational Communities', The Runnymede Bulletin 321: 21-22

2001 'Integration: Mapping the Field,' Home Office Report (with Stephen Castles, Maja Korac and Ellie Vasta)

2001 'The social impact of migration: integration,' Institute of Public Policy Research Workshop Paper (www.ippr.org.uk/research/index.php?current=19&detail=events)

2002 'Religion in migration, diasporas and transnationalism,' Research on Immigration and Integration in the Metropolis, University of British Columbia Working Paper 02-07 (www.riim.metropolis.net)

 

Working Papers for Transnational Communities Programme:

Fostering Cosmopolitanisms: a conceptual survey and a media experiment in Berlin WPTC-2K-06

Rethinking Remittances - Plenary lecture at 5th International Metropolis Conference, Vancouver WPTC-2K-15

Religion and Diaspora: New Landscapes of Religion in the West, Oxford WPTC-01-01

Transnational challenges to the "new" multiculturalism WPTC-01-06

Transnational social formations: Toward conceptual cross-fertilization WPTC-01-16

Transnational networks and skilled labour migration WPTC-02-02

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