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, and I am currently completing a book-length manuscript on German prisoners of war who were interned on American soil during the Second World War and later immigrated to the United States. The manuscript is entitled "From Captive Soldiers to Immigrants and Citizens: German Prisoners of War and the American Experience." My work has been supported by a variety of scholarships, including those from 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.