Prof. Dr. Daniel Drewski

Junior Professorship for Sociology of Europe and Globalization

University of Bamberg
Feldkirchenstr. 21
Room F21/01.24a
96052 Bamberg, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)951 / 863 - 1640


Office hours:  Monday, 13-14 h (by appointment via email)


Daniel Drewski is junior professor for Sociology of Europe and Globalization at the University of Bamberg since October 2021. In addition, he is an affiliated researcher at the Cluster of Excellence "Contestations of the Liberal Script“ (SCRIPTS) in Berlin. Prior to that he worked as a researcher in various externally funded projects and as lecturer at the Institute for Sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin. Daniel Drewski has studied in Berlin, Santiago de Chile and Bloomington (IN) and obtained his doctorate in 2019 from the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) at the Humboldt University Berlin. For his thesis he was awarded the dissertation prize from the German Sociological Association (DGS).

Research Focus

Sociology of European integration and globalization
Migration and boundaries
Social and symbolic boundaries
Qualitative methods, discourse analyses

Selected Publications


Drewski, Daniel (2021): National and regional symbolic boundaries in the European Commission: Towards an ever-closer union? London/New York: Routledge.

Journal Articles (*peer-reviewed)

*Drewski, Daniel & Julia Tuppat (2021): Migration and the plurality of ethnic boundary work: A qualitative interview study of naming practices of migrants from former Yugoslavia in Germany. Ethnicities 21(4), 706 –729, doi: 10.1177%2F14687968211010764

*Drewski, Daniel (2021): EU Eastern Enlargement and Symbolic Boundaries: A Qualitative Case Study of the Civil Servants of the European Commission. Zeitschrift für Soziologie 50(2), 96-113, doi: 10.1515/zfsoz-2021-0008

Drewski, Daniel (2021): National and regional symbolic boundaries among EU elites: A qualitative interview study of the higher officials of the European Commission. Soziologie 50(2)

*Drewski, Daniel, Jürgen Gerhards & Silke Hans (2018): National Symbolic Capital in a Multinational Environment. An Exploratory Study of Symbolic Boundaries at a European School in Brussels. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research. 31(4): 429-448, doi:10.1080/13511610.2018.1544484

*Gerhards, Jürgen, Silke Hans & Daniel Drewski (2018): Global Inequality in the Academic System: Effects of National and University Symbolic Capital on International Academic Mobility. Higher Education 76: 669-685, doi: 10.1007/s10734-018-0231-8

*Gerhards, Jürgen, Silke Hans, Sören Carlson, Daniel Drewski (2017): The Globalisation of Labour Markets: A Content Analysis of the Demand for Transnational Human Capital in Job Advertisements. Soziale Welt 68(1): 25-44, doi: 10.5771/0038-6073-2017-1-25

*Drewski, Daniel (2015): Has there been a European Public Discourse on the Euro Crisis? A Content Analysis of German and Spanish Newspaper Editorials. Javnost - The Public 22(3): 264-282, doi: 10.1080/13183222.2015.1059629

Current Working Papers

Drewski, Daniel & Jürgen Gerhards (2021): How refugees are interpreted in public debates in different countries: First results of a comparative project. In: Blättel-Mink, Birgit (Hrsg.): Gesellschaft unter Spannung. Verhandlungen des 40. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie 2020.

Drewski, Daniel & Jürgen Gerhards (2020): The Liberal Border Script and its Contestations. An Attempt of Definition and Systematization. SCRIPTS Working Paper No. 4, Berlin: Cluster of Excellence 2055 “Contestations of the Liberal Script – SCRIPTS”.