Mag. Reinhard Schweitzer, MA PhD


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Reinhard Schweitzer is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna, where he currently holds a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship and is a member of the research group INEX – Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion. He recently completed his PhD in Migration Studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK, and is associated with the Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR). His doctoral research was part of the international research network INTEGRIM and focused on the contradictions underlying the public provision of healthcare, education and social assistance to migrants living irregularly in London and Barcelona. His current project “REvolTURN” looks at the role and functioning of ‘voluntariness’ within the management of migrant return from Austria and the UK.


Zuwanderung und Integration, Staatsbürgerschaft und Zugehörigkeit, Asyl- und Migrationspolitik, Irreguläre Migration, Kritische Grenzregimeforschung, Migration und Grundrechte


  • Schweitzer, R. (2018). The Micro-Management of Migrant Irregularity and its Control: A Qualitative Study of the Intersection of Public Service Provision with Immigration Enforcement in London and Barcelona. Brighton: University of Sussex, PhD thesis. Available at:
  • Schweitzer, R. (in print). “Health Care Versus Border Care: Justification and Hypocrisy in the Multilevel Negotiation of Irregular Migrants’ Access to Fundamental Rights and Services”, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies.
  • Schweitzer, R. (2017), “Integration against the state: Irregular migrants’ agency between deportation and regularisation in the UK”, Politics 37(3), pp. 317–33.
  • Schweitzer, R. (2015), “A Stratified Right to Family Life? On the Logic(s) and Legitimacy of Granting Differential Access to Family Reunification for Third-country Nationals Living within the EU”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 41(13), pp. 2130-2148.