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The workshop is organised by Ulrike Bialas and Johanna M. Lukate, who are guest editing two special issues on the contestation of legal and social categories in the context of migration. [more]

"Using Critical, Qualitative Tools to Study Youth Development in Sociocultural Context"

Events 2024
Racism and intersecting systems of inequity shape daily life in the United States and around the globe. The form such inequity takes, as well as how young people navigate this context as they form identity related beliefs and behaviors, has implications for their own development and for the society around them. [more]

ALUMNI HOUR | Gabriele Alex (University of Tübingen): “To, for, and on behalf of whom do we speak? Collaboration, participation, and questions of representation around research and publishing"

  • Date: Dec 5, 2023
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Gabriele Alex (University of Tübingen)
  • Gabriele Alex is full professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. She was one of the earliest Research Fellows at MPI MMG from 2009 until 2011. Before joining the Max Planck Institute, she was Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology while also serving as Director of the Master’s Program Health and Society in South Asia at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg. She has taught at various Universities in Germany, Slovenia, and Switzerland. She is one of the editors of the Zeitschrift für Ethnologie/Journal of Social and Cultural Anthropology.
  • Location: Zoom Meeting

"Disentangling the Multiplicity of Crises: Im/mobilities and Uncertainties beyond Perceptions of Emergency "

Events 2023
DFG-funded network: Migration and im/mobilities in the Global South in Pandemic Times · 3rd network meeting (MPI-MMG Göttingen) · Organizer: Heike Drotbohm, Mainz University [more]

"Encounters with Diversity: How the Local Matters"

Events 2023
This symposium brings together scholars from sociology, anthropology, geography, and critical migration studies around the theme of the “local” as a vantage point to research and theorize issues of migration-related diversity and social interaction. [more]
Paul Stoller is Professor of Anthropology at West Chester University and Permanent Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg. [more]

Encounters Project International Meeting

Workshops, conferences 2023
Encounters’ final event in Berlin brings to a close a 3-year ORA Joint Research Project on intercultural, interethnic and interreligious encounters of Muslims and Jews in urban Europe. Researchers from Germany, France and UK, will share the results of their analysis and fieldwork on the specificities of and commonalities between Muslim-Jewish encounters in Berlin and Frankfurt, Paris and Strasbourg, London and Manchester, shaped by different national histories of integration including the place of religion in social and political life. [more]
Invited scholars discuss cutting-edge research and new ideas with the institute’s scientists [more]

ALUMNI HOUR | Maria Schiller (Erasmus University Rotterdam): “Ideas, networks and power in European local diversity policymaking: a personal account of my research trajectory"

  • Date: Oct 5, 2023
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Maria Schiller (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Maria Schiller is Associate Professor of Public policy, Migration, and Diversity at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her work is motivated by the desire to understand and capture public policymaking on migration and diversity, with a focus on Europe, often comparing across countries and cities. In her research, she is interested in the practices and networks involved in governing migration-related diversity and investigates the role of officials, civil society, and private actors therein. Previously, she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, a Substitute Assistant Professor at the University of Tübingen, a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Kent, and a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Vienna. She holds a Ph.D. in Migration Studies (2014) from the University of Kent.
  • Location: Zoom Meeting
This workshop is part of a seed funding project awarded equally to Co-PIs Dr Xiang Ren and Dr Victoria Sakti by the British Academy and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a UK-Germany cooperation project on ‘Home-coming and Home-making: Linking Spatio-temporal Heritages and Experiences of South-East Asian Diasporas in Europe’. The School of Architecture, Faculty of Social Sciences of The University of Sheffield and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity are the cooperating institutes, and the Max Planck Research Group ‘Ageing in a Time of Mobility’ is co-hosting the workshop. [more]
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