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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


Tue

19

Jun

2018

Helen Baykara-Krumme (MPI-MMG)
"Aging and Migration: An Insight into the German-European Context"
Max Planck Research Group “Ageing in a Time of Mobility” - Lecture Series 2018

Tue

19

Jun

2018

Serawit Bekele (MPI-MMG):
"The emergence of Irreecha into the political scene in post-1991 Ethiopia "
African Diversities Colloquium Summer 2018

News & updates

Keynote Lecture by Peter van der Veer

On Friday, June 1 Peter van der Veer will give a keynote at a conference celebrating 145 years of Surinamese Hindustani migration and culture.

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

Christine Langenfeld (Göttingen) and Holger Kolb (Berlin): Legal Limits: On the Shrinking Relevance of National Norm Setting in the Field of Labour Migration Policy”     Video

Rosalind C. Morris (Columbia University): Eyes of the Storm: Reflections on Sacrifice, Alterity and Political Violence in (De-Industrializing) South Africa”     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), Andrew Selee (Migration Policy Institute), 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 Phillip M. Ayoub (Drexel University, Philadelphia)

The pursuit of and the benefits of “diversity” in an open society is at the core of my work and subfield, in that I have focused my research on the incorporation of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) peoples into the fabrics of their societies and argued that their heterogeneity and difference ... [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), Susanne Wessendorf (London), 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).