Cedric Jürgensen | Associate Postgraduate

Mobilities, Migrations, Reconfiguration of Spaces
Centre Marc Bloch, Friedrichstraße 191, D-10117 Berlin
Email: cedric.juergensen  ( at )  posteo.de Tel: +49(0) 30 / 20 93 70700

Home Institution : Universität Leipzig | Position : PhD Candidate | Disciplines : Sociology |


Cedric Jürgensen studied Liberal Arts and Sciences (Major Governance), Political Sociology, and European Studies at the University of Freiburg, the London School of Economics and Political Science and Leipzig university. During his studies he was a visiting student at Université de Montréal and École normale supérieure (Paris-Ulm).

Since March 2021 he is a PhD candidate in sociology at Leipzig Unviersity and  since April 2021 he is associated with the Centre Marc Bloch and a member of the focus area "Mobilities, Migration, Reconfiguration of spaces". Furthermore, since October 2021 he receives a scholarship from Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.

(Re)bordering Europe: The Impacts of Brext in and around Calais and Dover

For a long time, the growth of the EU was regarded as a unidirectional process. Brexit, however, has shown that integration can also be reversed. While the consequences of this disintegration process on the macro-level have been much debated, the impacts on the local level have mostly been neglected. This PhD project aims to analyse the local consequences of Brexit on Calais and Dover, which constitute the most important transportation link between the UK and continental Europe. An emphasis is put on spatial effects in the border region and the impacts on the lifeworlds of inhabitants. Methodologically, I plan to conduct an ethnographic study to collect data through interviews and participant observations.