INSIGHTS @mpimmg

In this series, our researchers give brief 3 minute insights into their work: what they research, how they do it and why it is significant.

Tinashe Chimbidzikai on “Difference in South-South Migration”

Tinashe Chimbidzikai was a Doctoral Research Fellow at SCD, and registered as a joint Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Gottingen University and the African Studies Centre, Leiden. He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Zimbabwe before joining the public service and the NGO sector.

Ulrike Bialas on “Why Migration Categories Matter”

Ulrike Bialas is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity. Before coming to the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Ulrike completed a PhD in Sociology at Princeton University and a BA and MA in Social Sciences at Humboldt University Berlin. 

Farhan Samanani on “Tools for Bridging Differences”

Farhan Samanani completed his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge in 2017, having been a Gates Cambridge Scholar. There, his Ph.D. focused on how residents of the superdiverse London neighbourhood of Kilburn understood and attempted to shape forms of community. After his doctorate he worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate in Urban Studies at the University of Oxford on a project examining the impacts of austerity on first-time parents. From 2018 to 2022, he worked as a research associate at MPI-MMG.
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