Barbara Franz (Ph.D. Syracuse University) is Professor of Political Science. Her research interests juxtapose the phenomenon of mass migrations and refugee movements and what they mean for the stability of nations, the increasing potential of culture clashes within societies, and the root causes of migration movements, violence, terror, and genocide, as recently seen in Rwanda, Bosnia and Syria. Her book, Uprooted and Unwanted: Bosnian Refugees in Austria and the United States (Texas A&M University Press, 2005) focuses on the experience of Bosnian refugees, especially women, in two host countries with vastly different settlement and social welfare policies. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, Dr. Franz turned her research interests toward security studies, seeking to delineate the future of migrant and refugee policies within the new security regimes in the U.S. and Europe, specifically focusing on the criminalization and marginalization of migrants in the post-Cold War era, refugees' acclimatization methods within host societies, and gender and feminist perspectives in immigration and refugee studies. Her most recent book Immigrant Youth, Hip Hop and Online Games: Alternative Approaches to the Incorporation of Working-class and Second Generation Migrant Teens has been published by Lexington Press in 2015. Her articles have appeared in such journals as International Studies Perspectives, New Political Science, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, European Journal of Women Studies, Feminist Review, AWR Bulletin, and the e-journal borderlands. Dr. Franz teaches Global Politics, U.S. Foreign and Security Policy, Nationalism in World Politics, Gender, War and Peace and Politics of Exile, Asylum and Diaspora as well as other Political Science courses at Rider.
- RIDER UNIVERSITY
Professor: Sept. 2012
Associate Professor: Sept. 2007 to 2012
Assistant Professor: Sept. 2004 to 2007
Teaching introduction course Understanding Politics and upper level courses Global Politics, Global Issues, U.S. Foreign and Security Policy, Global Migration Politics (instead of Politics of Exile, Asylum and Diaspora), Nationalism in World Politics, Gender, War and Peace, Political Systems: Theories & Themes, Sex & Politics, Genocide and Human Rights and Modern European Ideologies (co-taught in Honor’s Program). Teaching undergraduate students in medium class settings. Advise students. Faculty advisor for Rider’s Model United Nations Team. Worked with student recipients of Undergraduate Scholar Awards and other Honors Thesis advisor; 2012 Interim chair of Political Science Department & other committee work. Recipient of Rider University’s Development and Research Committee’s Summer Fellowships in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015.
- ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY
Visiting Assistant Professor: 2003 to 2004
Taught International Politics to undergraduate liberal arts students. Developed and taught special topic classes entitled Exile, Asylum and Diaspora and National Security and New Forms of War in the Changing Global System to upper level undergraduate students. Taught undergraduate students in medium and small class settings. Advised students. Course evaluations within the department and university means.
- SUNY AT ULSTER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Assistant Professor: 2001 to 2003
Taught undergraduate American Government, Early American History, Comparative Government, Themes in American Politics, Judicial Processes and Constitutional Law in large class setting. Developed and taught three new courses: Introduction to International Relations, Middle Eastern Politics, and online course American Government for the SUNY Learning Network. Advised students. Conducted committee work. Co-advised student roundtables on Terrorism and Money and Democracy. Coordinated Paralegal Program. Course evaluations above the Department and university means.
- SUNY, FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Instructor: 2001 to 2003
Taught Introduction to World Affairs and Contemporary Western Europe. Course evaluations above the department and university means.
- USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65)
Instructor: Summer 2000
Taught 5 U.S. History and Political Science courses for Central Texas College, Navy College Programs for Afloat College Education (PACE). Administered student enrollment and evaluation. Guided students through theoretical and historical interpretations of political events. Encouraged students’ independent thinking.
- Service to the Field:
- Journal of Refugee Studies (since 2011), Perspectives on European Politics and Society (since 2009), European Sociological Review (since 2009), Journal of Urban Affairs (since 2005), Journal of Ethnic and Minority Studies (since 2003), Referee
- AWR Bulletin: Quarterly on Refugee Problems, Association for the Study of the World Refugee Problem, Vienna U.S. Correspondent: 2002 to present
Write articles on U.S. refugee and immigration issues.
- SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Ph.D. International Relations
M.A. International Relations
- UNIVERSITÄT WIEN
Institut für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Austria, Magistra der Philosophie
- Barbara Franz (2015) Immigration Youth, Hip Hop and Online Games: Alternative Approaches to the Incorporation of Working-class and Second Generation Migrant Teens (New York: Lexington Press)
- Barbara Franz (2005) Uprooted and Unwanted: Bosnian Refugees in Austria and the United States (College Station: Texas A& M University Press).
- Barbara Franz (2015) “Popjihadism: Why Young European Muslims are Joining the Islamic State” Mediterranean Quarterly Vol. 26, No. 2: 5-20
- Barbara Franz (2012) “Immigrant Youth, Hip Hop and Feminist Pedagogy: Outlines of an Alternative Integration Policy in Vienna, Austria” International Studies Perspectives Vol. 13, Nr. 3: 270-288.
- Barbara Franz and Gerit Götzenbrucker (2012) “The Second Generation and the Use of the Internet: Communication and Friendship Structures of Young Turks in Vienna, Austria” International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Vol. 2 No. 5: 38-46
- Barbara Franz (2011) “Social Benefits for Refugees and other Immigrants in Need in the USA” AWR Bulletin: Quarterly on Refugee No. 1: 23-34
- Barbara Franz (2010) “Türkische Rapmusik: Integrationsmedium oder Widerstandsmethode?” AWR Bulletin: Quarterly on Refugee No. 1: 8-20
- Barbara Franz and Nicole Ives (2010) “Wading through Muddy Water: An Exploration of Liberian Refugee Family Challenges in Resettlement” IMIS Beiträge No. 36: 139-160
- Gerit Götzenbrucker and Barbara Franz (2010) “Integrationspotenziale des Internet für türkische Jugendliche in Wien am Beispiel von Sozialen Netzwerkseiten und Online Spielen” Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie No. 4: 62-82
- Barbara Franz (2010) “Returnees, Remittances and Reconstruction: International Politics and Local Consequences in Bosnia” The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations Vol. 11, Nr. 1 (Winter/Spring): 49-62
- Barbara Franz (2009) “Barack Obama’s Presidency and Immigration Reform in the USA” in AWR Bulletin: Quarterly on Refugee Problems Nr. 2: 195-207
- Barbara Franz (2008) “Segmentierte Assimilation: Jugendliche der zweiten Generation in Österreich.” in AWR Bulletin: Quarterly on Refugee Problems No. 2: 118-130.
- Barbara Franz (2007) “The Blind Leading the Blind: Evaluating the Proposed Guest Worker Programs in the USA” in AWR Bulletin No. 4: 281-288.
- Barbara Franz (2007) “Guest Workers and Immigration Reform: The Rise of a New Feudalism in America?” New Political Science Vol. 29 (3): 349-368
- Barbara Franz (2007) “Europe’s Muslim Youth: An Inquiry into the Politics of Discrimination, Relative Deprivation, and Identity Formation” Mediterranean Quarterly: A Journal of Global Issues Vol. 18 (1): 89-112.
- Barbara Franz (2006) “The EU Enlargement from an American Perspective: A Polemicist’s View” AWR Bulletin: Quarterly on Refugee Problems No. 3: 187-195
- Barbara Franz (2006) “Fortress America? Efforts in Fence Building, Controlling Migration, and the Creation of a New Managed Migration System” IMIS Beiträge No. 30: 23-44.
- Susanne Prinz and Barbara Franz (2006) “Gastarbeiter in den Vereinigten Staaten: Die Einführung eines ‘gesteuerten’ Migrationssystems?” AWR Bulletin: Quarterly on Refugee Problems No: 2: 131-144.
- Barbara Franz (2005) “Bosnien und Herzegowina: Die Internationalen Dimensionen eines Krieges” AWR Bulletin: Quarterly on Refugee Problems, No. 3: 173-188.
- Barbara Franz (2005) “Letter from America: Still the Country of the Free?” borderlands e-journal Vol.4 (1): http://www.borderlands.net.au/vol4no1_2005/franz_letter.htm
- Barbara Franz (2005) “Notizen aus Amerika: Von der ‚elektronischen Fessel’ und Fox News zur Garnisonssgesellschaft” in AWR Bulletin: Quarterly on Refugee Problems, No. 2: 177-181.
- Barbara Franz (2004) “Immigration und nationale Sicherheit in der EU und den USA: Die Demontage des Füchtlingsrechts” AWR Bulletin: Quarterly on Refugee Problems, No. 3-4: 58-71.
- Barbara Franz (2003) “Transplanted or Uprooted? Integration Efforts of Bosnian Refugees Based Upon Gender, Class, and Ethnic Differences in New York City and Vienna” European Journal of Women’s Studies, Vol. 10 (2): 135-157.
- Barbara Franz (2003) “Bosnian Refugees and Political Realities: Changes in Asylum and Residence Laws in Austria and the United States” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol.29 (1): 5-25.
- Barbara Franz (2003) “Bosnian Refugee Women in (Re)settlement: Gender Relations and Social Mobility” Feminist Review Vol. 73: 86-103. Also accessible at: http://www.migrationonline.cz/e-library/?x=2057440
- Barbara Franz (2003) “Die Osterweiterung der Europäischen Union und ihre zukünftige Flüchtlingspolitik: eine amerikanische Sicht” AWR Bulletin: Quarterly on Refugee Problems, No. 3-4: 177-182.
- Barbara Franz (2003), “American Patriotism and Nativist Fears After September 11: A Historical Perspective” AWR Bulletin: Quarterly on Refugee Problems, No. 1-2.
- Barbara Franz (2002), “Bosnian Refugees in Austria and the United States: A Comparison of Temporary Protection Status and the Refugee Resettlement Program” in AWR Bulletin: Quarterly on Refugee Problems, No. 1-2: 41-54
- Barbara Franz (2000), “Ethnic Identity and Gender Roles in Flux: The Adaptation of Bosnian Refugees to The Austrian Systems of Humanitarian Relief and Economic Integration, 1992-1999,” in the Canadian electronic Political Science journal e-merge, January 2000
Book chapters, Textbook contributions, Book Reviews, Articles
- Barbara Franz (2015) “The Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program in the USA: Too Small and Specialized to Matter” in Ralf Roßkopf (ed.) Unaccompanied Minors in International, European and National Law (Berlin: Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag).
- Barbara Franz (2014) “Hip Hop and the Dialectics of Political Awareness: Between Branding Banality and Political Awareness in Central European Rap” in Christopher Malone and George Martinez (eds.) The Organic Globalizer: Hip Hop, Political Development and Movement Culture (New York: Bloomsbury 2014) 149-170.
- Barbara Franz and Jürgen Preffer (2014) “The Austrian Way: Neocorporatism and Neo-Liberal Corruption” in Jonathan Mendilow and Ilan Peleg (eds.) Corruption in the Contemporary World: Theory, Practice, Hotspots (New York: Lexington Press) 133-152.
- Barbara Franz (2014) “Contextualizing Minority: The Production of Difference and Sameness in Europe” in Jyotirmaya Tripathy (ed.) Becoming Minority: How Discourses and Policies Produce Minorities in Europe and India (London: Sage India) 24-46.
- Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe by Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia Ithaca: Cornell University Press 2012 forthcoming in Political Science Quarterly
- Barbara Franz (2011) “The Bosnian Community in Austria: Linking Integration to Transnationalism—Some Comparative Observations” In: Marko Valenta and Sabrina P Ramet (eds.) The Bosnian Diaspora: Integration in Transnational Communities Research in Migration and Ethnic Relations Series Ashgate
- Barbara Franz (2008) “Immigration Laws since 1980: The Closing Door.” In: Roberta Fiske-Rusciano (eds.) Experiencing Race, Class and Gender in the United States. McGraw-Hill: 2nd edition.
- Barbara Franz (2007) “Immigrationsdebatte in den USA” AUF Eine Frauenzeitschrift Nr. 137
- David Bruce MacDonald. Balkan Holocausts? Serbian and Croatian Victim-Centered Propaganda and the War in Yugoslavia Manchester: Manchester University Press 2002 in Canadian-American Slavic Studies (2007) 41 (1).
- Blair Ruble. Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv. Washington: Woodrow Wilson Center Press 2005 in Canadian-American Slavic Studies (2007) 41(4)
PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES
- Barbara Franz (2016) “Migrants and Civil Society—Is Humane Coexistence possible in Europe today?” paper presented at the CEEISA-ISA 2016 Joint International Conference: The Politics of International Relations University of Ljubljana, June 24, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
- Barbara Franz (2016) “The Politics of Provocation, Machismo and Feminism: Some Peculiarities of Turkish Underground Rap in Vienna, Austria” paper presented at the 11th Annual Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival, Trinity College, April 8, 2016 Hartford, CT
- Barbara Franz (2016), “The Bosnian Diaspora in Central Europe and the USA in the 1990s: Some Comparative Observations” paper presented at The Refugee Crisis: Historical Perspectives from Europe and North America, 1945–2000, Symposium at the German Historical Institute, March 17, Washington DC
- Barbara Franz (2016) “Refugees and Migrants in the European Union” paper presented at the Global Symposium of the International Awareness Day at Rider University, February 25, Lawrenceville, NJ.
- Barbara Franz (2016) “Changing Civil Society—Toward a Humane and Coherent Coexistence in Europe” paper presented at the Transatlantic Connections 3: Drew University Conference in Ireland January 13-16, Bundoran, Donegal, Ireland.
- Barbara Franz (2015) “Corruption Biographies: Or how Corruption can Grow Best--Studying FIFA’s ExCo Members” paper presented at the Congrès de Association française de science politique (AFSP) June 22-24, Aix-en-Provence, France.
- Barbara Franz (2013) “The Austrian Way: The Crucial Difference between Neo-Corporatism and Neoliberal Corruption” paper presented at the Congrès de Association française de science politique (AFSP) July 9-11, Paris, France.
- Barbara Franz (2013) “Young Turks: The Marginalization of Migrants and other Second Generation Problems in Europe Today” paper presented at the Symposium Global Travelers: Migrant, Exiled, and Displaced Communities at Loyola University, April 3, Baltimore, Maryland.
- Barbara Franz (2012) “Die Arbeit der AWR aus amerikanischer Sicht” Presentation at AWR Forschungsgesellschaft für das Weltflüchtlingsproblem: Sektion Österreich June, 14, Slowenisches Wissenschaftsinstitut, Wien
- Barbara Franz et al. (2012) “Young, Female and Turkish in Europe Today: Questions of Ethnicity, Gender, Class and the New Media” Paper presented at Gender, Bodies & Technology Conference April 26-28, Roanoke, Virginia
- Barbara Franz et al. (2012) “New Media, Hip Hop, and Young Migrants: Social Capital, Entertainment and Political Articulation of Minority Groups” Paper presented at the 53rd International Studies Association Convention, April 1-4, San Diego, CA
- Barbara Franz (2011) “The Question of the second generation: integration or segregation—some theoretical considerations” Paper presented at the 61th AWR Congress on the subject of Integration and Identity, September 22, 2011, Leiden, The Netherlands.
- Barbara Franz (2010) “Sozialleistungen für Flüchtlinge und subsidiary Schutzbedürftige in den Vereinigten Staaten” Paper presented at the 60th AWR Congress on the subject of Immigration as a Challenge to the Welfare State October 30, 2010.
- Barbara Franz (2010) “The European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy and the Problem of Corruption” Paper presented at the 20th International Political Science Association Meeting, July 24-27, 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
- Barbara Franz and Gerit Gӧtzenbrucker (2010) “Computers and Young Turks: The Integration Potential of Digital Media” Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Politics and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications (PISTA 2010)/ 4th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics (IMSCI 2010), June 29- July 2, 2010, Orlando, USA
- Barbara Franz (2010) “Returnees, Remittances and Reconstruction—Bosnia Today” presented at Fields of Opportunity: Commemoration of 15 Years of Bosnian Resettlement in Cedar Valley, March 26, 2010 Waterloo, IA, USA.
- Barbara Franz and Gerit Gӧtzenbrucker (2009) “Immigrant Cultures and the Use of The Internet: The Communications and Friendship Structures of Young Turks in Vienna, Austria” Paper presented at the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECRA)-Diaspora, Migration and Media: Crossing Boundaries, New Directions, November 6, 2009, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands.
- Barbara Franz (2009) “Die Prӓsidentschaft des Barack Obama und Immigrationsreform in den USA” Paper presented at the 59th International AWR Congress on the subject of Migration and Minorities in focus of EU Enlargement, September 24, 2009, Sibiu, Romania.
- Barbara Franz (2009) “Second Generation Turkish Immigrants- the Development of a Permanent Underclass or a Story of (Partially) Successful Integration? An International Comparison” Paper presented at the ABRI-ISA Joint International Meeting, July 23, 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Barbara Franz and Nicole Ives (2008) “Wading through Muddy Water: An Exploration of Liberian Refugee Family Challenges in Resettlement” Paper presented at 2008 International Study Association Convention, March 25-28, San Francisco, USA.
- Barbara Franz (2008)”Immigration Policy Reconsidered: Immigrants in America in the 21st Century” Paper presented at the CLAES Faculty Lecture Series 2007-2008, February 18, 2008, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, USA.
- Barbara Franz and Nicole Ives (2008) “Inconsistencies in U.S. Refugee Policy: The Healthy Marriage Act, Family Reunification and the Liberian Experience in the USA” Paper presented at the 11th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, January 6-10, 2008 Cairo, Egypt.
- Barbara Franz (2007) “European Migration Policy from the American Viewpoint” Paper presented at the 57th International Study Congress on the Subject of Migration, Asylum and Minorities: European and National Perspectives in the “New” Europe, September 20-24, 2007 Vilnius, Lithuania.
- Barbara Franz (2006) “Die EU-Osterweiterung aus der Sicht der USA” Paper presented at the 56th International Study Congress on the Subject Migration and EU-Enlargement-Analysis and Development, September 23-26, 2006, Poznań, Poland.
- Barbara Franz (2006) “Muslims in Europe: The Development of a Parallel Society?” Paper presented at the Oxford Round Table on Global Security in the 21st Century, August 6-11, Lincoln College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England.
- Barbara Franz (2005) “Bosnien und Herzogowina: Die Internationalen Dimensionen eines Krieges” Paper presented at the 55th International Study Congress on the Subject: Ethnic Cleansing in Europe and Repatriation after Flight and Expulsion, September 22-25, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
- Barbara Franz (2005) “Refugees and Illegal Work in Europe: The Effects of Bargain Basement Labor Market Policies” Paper presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1-4, Washington, DC.
- Barbara Franz (2004) “Immigration and National Security in the USA” Paper presented at the 54th International Study Congress on the Subject: Safe Borders and Safe Standards for Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Migrants, October 7-10, Luzern, Switzerland.
- Barbara Franz (2004) “National Security and Immigration: An International Comparison” Paper presented at the New York State Political Science Association, 58th Conference April 23-24, 2004 Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
- Barbara Franz (2004) “Gender Relations in Bosnian Refugee Communities” Paper presented at the Workshop on Immigration Incorporation, Campbell Public Affairs Institute, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, March 24.
- Barbara Franz (2003) “EU Osterweiterung und Flüchtlingspolitik: Die Amerikanische Sicht” Paper presented at the 53rd International Study Congress on the Subject: The Enlargement of the European Union: Implications for Migration and Asylum, Vienna, Austria.
- Barbara Franz (2001) “Bosnian Refugees and Political Realities: Changes in Asylum Law in Austria, the European Union and the United States” Paper presented at the 55th Annual New York State Political Science Association Conference State University of New York College at New Paltz.
- Barbara Franz (2001) “Humanitarian Neglect and Fear of ‘Overforeignization’: A Historical Comparison of U.S. and Austrian Nationalisms Focused on Immigration and Refugee Issues.” Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ANS), Columbia University, New York.
- Barbara Franz (2000) “IR Theory, Feminism and Bosnian Women: A Matter of Incoherence”, Paper presented at the 54th Annual New York State Political Science Association Conference at Hofstra University, Long Island.
- Barbara Franz (1999) “Bosnian Refugee Integration: the Comparison of Two Public Policy Approaches in Austria and the United States” Paper presented at the 53rd Annual New York State Political Science Association Conference at St. John's University, in Queens, New York.
- Barbara Franz (1999) “Ethnic Identity in Flux: Bosnian Refugee Resettlement in Austria and the United States” Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ANS) at Columbia University, New York City.
WORKS IN PROGRESS AND RESEARCH GRANTS
- Barbara Franz, “Xenophobic Dialogue and Exclusion: The Making of the Asylum-Seeker and the European Citizen”
- Barbara Franz, “City vs. State: sub-national and national policies pertaining inclusion and exclusion of transnational agents in global spaces”
- Barbara Franz principal immigration specialist for the project Serious Beats (2010-2012) received award by the WWTF (Science and Technology Fund) for innovative research, design and inter disciplinary work (http://igw.tuwien.ac.at/seriousbeats/Serious_Beats/About.html) (in cooperation with Gerit Götzenbrucker, University of Vienna, Austria, financed by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) under the project title “Internet Use and friendship structures of young migrants in Vienna: the Question for Diversity within Social Networks and Online Social Games” € 302.000,--
- American Federation of Teachers (AFL-CIO)
- American Civil Liberties Union
- American Political Science Association
- Association for the Study of the World Refugee Problem
- European Politics and Society
- Feminist Theory/APSA
- Greenpeace Austria
- International Association for the Study of Forced Migration
- International Political Science Association
- New Political Science Association
- Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars
- USAT Coach Level 1
- USA Masters Swimming Coach Levels 1 & 2