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Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity is one of the foremost centers for the multi-disciplinary study of diversity, in its multiple forms, in today’s globalizing world. The Institute consists of three independent departments.

Some upcoming events


Mon

14

May

2018

Nga Mai (MPI-MMG):
"Coping with uncertainty through partnership: an ethnographic study on Vietnamese migrant women in Berlin"
Religious Diversity Colloquium Spring/Summer 2018

Thu

31

May

2018

Phillip M. Ayoub (Drexel University, Philadelphia):
"When states come out: transnational movements and the diffusion of LGBT rights in Europe"
Open Lectures Spring/Summer 2018

News & updates

Honorary Doctorate for Steven Vertovec

Steven Vertovec received an Honorary Doctorate from Albert Corhay, the Rector of Université de Liège on Saturday, March 24.

Innovations in Visual Methods

New visual methods for migration and diversity studies at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Goettingen.

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New insights into economic and social change

Researchers of the Max Planck Society and the University of Cambridge collaborate in the Max Planck - Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy and Social Change.

Global Diversities book series

Online lectures

Andrew Selee (Migration Policy Institute): Vanishing Frontiers: the Blurring of the US-Mexico Border”     Video

Previous online lectures by Ash Amin (Cambridge University), John R. Bowen (Washington University, St. Louis), José Casanova (Georgetown University, Washington, DC), Ronan McCrea (University College London), Alison Dundes Renteln (University of Southern California), Stephan Feuchtwang (London School of Economics), Marie-Claire Foblets (MPI for Social Anthropology Halle/Saale), David Gellner (University of Oxford), Virginie Guiraudon (Sciences Po), Suzanne Hall (University of London / LSE), Ben Kaplan (University College London), Pamela E. Klassen (University of Toronto), Saba Mahmood (University of California, Berkeley), Itamar Mann (Georgetown), Alan Patten (Princeton), Anne Phillips (London School of Economics), Shalini Randeria (University of Zurich/Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Göttingen), Vyjayanthi Rao (The New School for Social Research, New York), Joel Robbins (University of California, San Diego), Olivier Roy (European University Institute, Florence), Patrick Simon (Centre d’études européennes (Sciences Po) / Institut national d’études démographiques), Mary C. Waters (Harvard University), and Michel Wieviorka (Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme / L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris). For a full list click here.

Steven Vertovec (MPI-MMG): “Super-diversity as concept and approach: whence it came, where it’s at, and whither it’s going”   Video

“Understanding Urban Diversity, or what's the matter with Rotterdam?” - IMISCOE 2017 Keynote Lecture by Steve Vertovec  Video

Job offers

Diversity interviews

Interview with Ash Amin (Cambridge University, UK)

In the present political moment, which is suspicious of heterogeneity, the word is an invitation to think about the value of living with difference, and more generally, the open society. As publics and politicians deepen their suspicion of the open society, scholarship becomes clearer about the properties - largely positive - of complex open systems.  . ... [more]


Previous interviews


Interview mit Anne Phillips (London)


For myself I prefer the notion of difference to that of diversity. This is partly because diversity has become part of an
... 

Interview with Ben Gidley (Oxford)

I'm primarily an urban researcher. I research cities and city neighborhoods and social life in cities. So it's both an inescapable fact ...

Interview with Kim Knott (Lancaster)

Well, it's a term I've used for a long time. So in the mid-seventies when I was first a research student in the University of Leeds where I was studying ...


More interviews with Ash Amin (Cambridge), Arjun Appadurai (New York), Lourdes Arizpe (Mexico), Ulrich Beck (München), Mette Louise Berg (Oxford), Thomas Blom Hansen (Amsterdam), Jan Blommaert (Tilburg), Rogers Brubaker (Los Angeles), Wong Ing Boh Diana (Kuala Lumpur), Robin Cohen (Oxford), John Eade (London), Thomas Faist (Bielefeld), Nancy Foner (New York), Farida Tilbury Fozdar (Perth), Ben Gidley (Oxford), Andre Gingrich (Vienna), Nina Glick-Schiller (Manchester), Nilüfer Göle (Paris), Ralph Grillo (Sussex), Suzanne Hall (London), Miles Hewstone (Oxford), Daniel Hiebert (British Columbia), Bela Hovy (United Nations), Thomas Hylland Eriksen (Oslo), Michael Keith (Oxford), Peter Kivisto (Illinois), Kim Knott (Lancaster), Matthias Koenig (Göttingen), Michèle Lamont (Harvard), Loren Landau (Johannesburg), Ewa Morawska (Essex), Sarah Neal (Surrey), Brendan O'Leary (Pennsylvania), Anne Phillips (London), Bruno Riccio (Bologna), Paul Spoonley (Palmerston North), Manuel A. Vásquez (Florida), Andreas Wimmer (Columbia), Josh DeWind (New York), Amanda Wise (Sydney).

All social scientific research at the Institute, particularly concerning informed consent and involving visual materials, is designed to follow the ethical guidelines formulated by the American Anthropological Association
(see http://www.aaanet.org/profdev/ethics/upload/Statement-on-Ethics-Principles-of-Professional-Responsibility.pdf).
All material on the Institute’s website is protected by copyright. If you wish to use material from the website, please contact our Research Coordinator, Dr. Norbert Winnige (winnige(at)mmg.mpg.de).