Events

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ALUMNI HOUR | Fran Meissner (University of Twente, Netherlands): “Superdiversity in times of big data technologies – social scoring, socio-spatial sorting and the future of urban diversity”

  • Date: Feb 16, 2022
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Speaker: Fran Meissner (University of Twente, Netherlands)
  • Fran Meissner is an Assistant Professor of Critical Geodata Studies and Geodata Ethics at the University of Twente, Netherlands. Before starting at Twente, Fran was an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Leiden. Amongst other positions, she has previously held a highly competitive Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellowship at the TU Delft and a Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She is also a long-term research partner at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. Her research focuses on contemporary urban social configurations and how – in times of datafication – these are transformed through international migration. Based on her expertise in complex urban diversities, her most recent work grapples with questions about how data technologies – specifically geodata applications – shape the way migrants get to access urban spaces and how those technologies exclude migrants from urban life. Her work aims to make visible the migration information infrastructures behind increasingly data-mediated experiences of urban diversity.
  • Location: Zoom Meeting

“Memory, Race, Decolonial Activism”

MPI-MMG in Dialogue "Migration Studies without the Nation State?"

Events 2021
The on-going corona pandemic appears to have ultimately ushered in a caesura in the understanding of governance and politics, fundamentally questioning free movement. In the same line of thought, Adrian Favell, one of the leading social and political theorists on migration, integration and citizenship at University of Leeds and fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, critically reviews what he calls “optimistic post-national forms of governance”. In this panel discussion, Steven Vertovec, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, and Christine Lang, former MPI MMG researcher and currently at the Institute of Geography and the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at Osnabrück University, discuss the past and presence of nation states and their migration/integration policies, and whether migration research should indeed be reoriented by detaching itself from the nation-state. The discussion is moderated by Karen Schönwälder, research group leader at MPI-MMG. [more]

“In the Ruins of Futures Past: Potentiality, Planning, and the Contested Revival of Cyprus’s Ghost City”

  • Date: Oct 28, 2021
  • Time: 10:30 - 12:00
  • Speaker: Rebecca Bryant (Utrecht University)
  • Rebecca Bryant holds the Chair in Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University and is a Visiting Professor in the European Institute at the London School of Economics.
  • Location: Zoom Meeting

ALUMNI HOUR | Angie Heo (University of Chicago’s Divinity School): “The Christian Right and Refugee Rights in South Korea”

  • Date: Oct 26, 2021
  • Time: 16:00 - 17:00
  • Speaker: Angie Heo (University of Chicago’s Divinity School)
  • Angie Heo is Assistant Professor of the Anthropology and Sociology of Religion at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School. Her first book is The Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt (University of California Press, 2018).
  • Location: Zoom Meeting

"Lived Citizenship, Uprising and Migration: Everyday Politics, Imaginaries and Contestation"

Workshops, conferences 2021
  • Start: Sep 30, 2021
  • End: Oct 1, 2021
  • Location: Zoom Meeting
Virtual workshop organized by HANIA SOBHY (MPI-MMG), SALWA ISMAIL (SOAS) and NADINE ABDALLA (AUC). Supported by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI-MMG). [more]

Vulnerability and Care: an anthropology of the good, the bad, and the ugly?

“The Memory-Activism Nexus”

  • Date: Jun 15, 2021
  • Time: 15:30 - 17:00
  • Speaker: Ann Rigney (Utrecht University)
  • Ann Rigney is Professor of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University, and founder of the Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies.
  • Location: Zoom Meeting

“Mirrors of Habsburg Memory”

  • Date: Jun 8, 2021
  • Time: 16:00 - 17:30
  • Speaker: Pamela Ballinger (University of Michigan)
  • Pamela Ballinger is Professor of History and the Fred Cuny Chair in the History of Human Rights in the Department of History at the University of Michigan.
  • Location: Zoom Meeting

Without technology we’d be very stuck”: Ageing migrants’ comobility capital in pandemic times

  • Date: May 27, 2021
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:15
  • Speaker: Earvin Cabalquinto (Deakin University)
  • Earvin Charles Cabalquinto is a Lecturer in Communication at Deakin University. He is also a member of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.
  • Location: Video Conference
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