is an historian of modern and contemporary history at the University of Cologne. She is author of Zuwanderungspolitik in Großbritannien und Frankreich: Ein historischer Vergleich 1945-1962 [Migration policy in Great Britain and France: An historical comparisin 1945-1962], 2001.
Although migration has a long history in Europe, it tends to be treated solely as a present-day issue. Why the reluctance to historicize the subject? Particularly since migration history offers a way to replace narrow, national narratives with one that is properly European. [more]