Marc Helbling is full professor in political sociology at the Department of Political Science at the University of Bamberg and head of the Emmy-Noether research group ‘Immigration Policies in Comparison’ (IMPIC) at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Zurich (2007).
In the spring 2012 he was a visiting lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University and a visiting research scholar at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. He was a visiting scholar at the Centre for European Studies at Harvard University (2011) and at the Centre for European Studies at New York University (2005/2006). He spent shorter research stays at the European University Institute in Florence, at Oxford University, the University of Sydney and at McGill University. He is an elected member of The Young Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (2010-2015).
His research fields include immigration and citizenship politics, nationalism, xenophobia/islamophobia, the accommodation of Islam, right-wing populism and public policy analysis.
His work has appeared among others in Electoral Studies, European Sociological Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, European Journal of Political Research, European Societies, Global Networks, International Migration Review, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Political Studies, Social Forces and West European Politics. He has recently edited a volume on “Islamophobia in the West” (Routledge) and co-authored a book with Hanspeter Kriesi, Edgar Grande et al. on “Political Conflict in Western Europe” (Cambridge UP).
He studied political science at the University of Lausanne (1998-2002) and at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris (2000/01). He worked as a research assistant at the Department of political science at the University of Lausanne (2002) and at the Department of political science at the University of Zurich (2003-2008).
Marc Helbling received the 2011 Young Scholar Research Award from the Mayor of Berlin. See here.