Barbara Schmitter Heisler

Emeritus Professor of Sociology

I am a political sociologist who has done research in Europe and the United States, much of it in the field of international migration. I have published numerous journal articles and book chapters. My research has been supported by a variety of scholarships, including the Social Science Research Council and the German Marshall Fund of the United States.  In 1999 I was awarded a Berlin Prize by the American Academy in Berlin. My recent research has focused on the dual migration of German prisoners of war who were interned on American soil during World War II and returned as immigrants after the war. Publications of this research include two journal articles and a book titled From German Prisoner of War to American Citizen: A Social History with 35 Interviews (McFarland Publishers, 2013).