Anke Patzelt

Anke Patzelt

PhD Sociology, University of Ottawa
Anke’s research interests include German immigrants in Canada, concepts of identity construction, home and belonging, citizenship, diaspora, transnationalism and ageing migrants. By examining mobility and settling patterns of highly-skilled migrants spending their lives moving back and forth between Europe and Canada her current research aims to contribute to new knowledge of how Canada can successfully pursue social cohesion and nation-building in the future.

Patzelt A. 2015. “Notions of Home and Belonging for Alteinwanderer und Neueinwanderer in the German-Speaking Community in Ottawa”. In Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging, edited by F. Kläger and F. Stierstorfer, 183-205. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Winter E, Diehl A & Patzelt A. 2015. “Ethnic Nation No More? Making Sense of Germany’s New Stance on Dual Citizenship by Birth”. Review of European and Russian Affairs 9: 1: 1-19.

Patzelt A & Déry J A. 2015. “L’angoisse cosmopolite. La citoyenneté et l’appartenance remises en question par les Turcs d’Allemagne by Ruth Mandel (review)”. Anthropologica 57: 2: 607-608.


Patzelt A. 2016. ‘A totally new world has been opening up for me’ – Experiences and coping strategies of ageing German immigrants in the German-speaking community in Ottawa, Canada. Duke University Graduate Conference “‘Where I fare well, there is my home’: Migration, Past and Present”. Duke University, Duke, March 4, 2016.

Patzelt A. 2015. Constructing Ethnic Identity Abroad – A Case Study Amongst Contemporary German Immigrants in Ottawa, Canada. International Conference “Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens”. Humber College’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto. Toronto, October 30, 2015.

Patzelt A. 2015. Of ‘Modern Immigrants’ and ‘German Bread’ – A Case Study of Ethnic Identity Construction Amongst Contemporary German Immigrants in the City of Ottawa, Canada. The Association of Canadian Studies and the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association 5th Annual Conference “Immigration, Ethnicity and Diversity in 150 Years of Canada: Looking Back, Going Forward”. Ottawa, October 23, 2015.