Ulla Connor

Ulla Connor

Doctoral researcher

Fakultät oder Zentrum Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften, Erziehungswissenschaften und Sozialwissenschaften
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Büroadresse MSH, E02 35-150
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 9757
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 39757

Research interests

  • Borders and cross-border practices
  • Theories of practice
  • Border Studies
  • Sociology of the State
  • Social Theory
  • Cultural Studies

Languages: German, French, English

Last updated on: Mittwoch, den 29. April 2020

Territorial borders as state practice

Bordering practices in the field of political cross-border cooperation in Europe

Recently, questions of territorial borders have been increasingly brought into the focus of social sciences. Despite the existence of practice-oriented studies of borders, sociological theories of practice have not been entirely taken into account regarding their potential for a process-oriented perspective on borders. The PhD project provides an interface between border studies and sociology and aims to show how border studies can be profitably associated with sociological theories of practice. To this end, a practical theoretical research perspective for the study of borders will be developed and illustrated using the exemplary field of investigation of political cross-border cooperation practices in Europe. The PhD project contributes to a sociology of the border by making the knowledge of border studies fruitful for a sociological perspective. Conversely, it provides border studies with a research perspective and framework adapted to the research on border practices.


Last updated on: 05 Aug 2019


  • Studies in Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, Anthropology and Ethnology at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany) and the Université de Toulouse - Jean Jaurès (France).
  • 2015 Diplom degree in Sociology at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany).
  • 2015-2017 research assistant and lecturer in Social Theory at the Philipps University Marburg (Germany).
  • Since 2017 research assistant at the UniGR-Center for Border Studies, University of Luxembourg. PhD student at the University of Luxembourg and the Trier University (Germany).
  • Member of the section Cultural Border Studies of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft.

Last updated on: 29 Apr 2020

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See detailL’aménagement du territoire, la cohésion sociale et la révolution industrielle
Junker, Pascale; Connor, Ulla

Article for general public (2019)

See detailL’aménagement du territoire, la cohésion sociale et le processus Rifkin
Junker, Pascale; Connor, Ulla

Article for general public (2019)

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See detailCross-border cooperation as practice formation. Perspectives for an alternative research approach
Wille, Christian; Connor, Ulla

in Beck, Joachim (Ed.) Transdisciplinary discourses on cross-border cooperation in Europe (2019)

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See detailStaatsdenken bei Max Weber und Pierre Bourdieu
Connor, Ulla

Presentation (2017)

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