Transcultural Studies We analyse current phenomena resulting from processes of globalisation. Our research sheds light on transcultural and transnational flows of humans, goods, services and technologies. Processes of globalisation question the borders of territorial entities: Identities are no longer singular but multiple in a world where mobility has turned into the norm for commuters, migrants and asylum seekers alike. The borders of the nation state and national economies are de- and reterritorialised in manifold ways through the activities of translocally acting firms, organisations and migration flows. Research and teaching on transcultural studies engages with these translocal flows of people, goods, services, technologies and affects. Empirically, we focus on transcultural markets of (assisted) reproduction and care, addressing the following questions: How do new markets emerge across national and cultural boundaries? How are different bodies commodified, culturalised and rewarded in the global marketplace? How do these processes reproduce glocal (in-)equalities and (de-)stabilise power relations? How do cultural identities result from and transform through transcultural contacts in market interactions?