Michael Werz


Visiting Researcher
Adjunct Professor, BMW Center for German & European Studies Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM)


BMW Center for German and European Studies (CGES)
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Dr. Michael Werz is Adjunct Professor at the BMW Center for German & European Studies and Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University. He works as Senior Fellow at the National Security Team at the Center for American Progress in Washington DC.
Previously, Michael Werz has served as the director of the New York office of the Hessen Universities Consortium from 2005 to 2007. Earlier, he taught sociology and philosophy at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany, and has held appointments as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, and as a John F. Kennedy Fellow at Harvard's Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.
He is widely published on the areas of race, ethnicity, and nationalism in Europe. While studying for his doctorate he spent a year as a visiting scholar in the History Department at the University of California, Berkeley.


  • Habilitation (second book, postdoctoral lecture) (2004) Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, Institute for Sociology and Social Psychology
  • PhD (1998) Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, Institute for Philosophy
  • M. A. (1994) Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, Philosophy, Political Science, Latin American Stud


  • German (speak, read, write)
  • Spanish (speak, read, write)