Department of socio-cultural diversity

Research focus
Research themes
Scientific staff


Directed by Steven Vertovec, the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity at MPI MMG currently comprises thirty-seven members, including eight PhD students, seven student assistants and three non-scientific staff. Seven former members have moved on to positions at universities in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Macedonia. Disciplines represented among the staff include social anthropology, sociology, political science, social psychology and geography.

While broad-based in its early years in order to establish an institutional structure, the research of the Department has, in time, been shaped around a thematic research programme. This programme has also underpinned the creation of international working groups, invitations to visiting scholars and the organization of events.