Elke Winter

Elke Winter

University of Ottawa, Canada


Elke Winter is a Ph.D. in Sociology, in the York University, Toronto and she is interested in issues of migration, ethnicity, multiculturalism, and national identity in Canada/Québec and Europe. She has published on the idea of “race” in early German sociology and on Max Weber’s contribution to the sociology of ethnic relations. Her most recent book (UTP, 2011) studies the triangular relations between the national majority, established minorities, and immigration-related diversity in Canada. Currently, she is working on a project examining citizenship policies and immigrants’ integration trajectories in Europe and North America. Dr. Winter is interested in supervising graduate student research projects addressing these or similar issues in the fields of migration and interethnic diversity.

Paper at the Strategizens Conference:

Probing “Citizenship of Convenience”: An Inquiry into the Motivations for Naturalization

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