Blogs

sorted in descending chronological order

Researchers from the institute describe the development of their projects and the challenges, delights and frustrations of conducting social scientific research.

The Migrant in a House of Mirrors: Some Reflections on the Reflexive Turn in Migration Studies
MIASA blog
Blog | June 2022
How COVID-19 changed migration (research): Constrained research practices, constrained migrant subjects
Blog | June 2022
“Like Us!” - The Shifting Grounds of Proximity in the Reception of Refugees, Then and Now
Blog | May 2022
Déjà vu: Anti-immigrant and xenophobic attitudes as a recurrent feature of post-apartheid South Africa
ASCL Africanist Blog
Blog | April 2022
More Secure, More Self-Determined… For Now
Blog | April 2022
Mapping the Messy ‘Field’ of Interfaith Encounters
Blog | March 2022
Perhaps not a world war, but one that should concern us all: The War in Ukraine from a Vietnamese perspective
Blog | March 2022
Teaching Virtual Interreligious Ethnography in a Pandemic
Blog | February 2022
Language change and persistence within Turkish mosques in Germany
Blog | January 2022
Rehumanising scholarship
Talking Humanities 
Blog | December 2021
Solidarity and Jewish-Muslim Dialogue in the UK
Blog | December 2021
Innovating Interfaith Dialogue between Jews and Muslims in Berlin
Blog | November 2021
Retirement of Peter van der Veer on 31.05.2021
Blog | July 2021
Pavelić’s Ghost Sidecar
Blog | June 2021
Is Indian capitalism really designed to enhance public welfare? Scroll.in 
Blog | March 2021
The female silhouette of the Belarusian uprising
Blog | November 2020
Decentralise the Procedure but not the Law? Cautionary Lessons from Switzerland’s Multilevel Citizenship Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT)
Blog | August 2020
Four Days Quarantine in an Ankara Hospital, or, Disciplinary Power in the Time of Covid-19 American Ethnologist
Blog | July 2020
How “A Burning” grapples with India’s current political reality
The Caravan
Blog | June 2020
Magical afterlives in post-genocidal Turkey
Allegralabrotory
Blog | May 2020
Mobility after Covid-19: From ‘globubble’ to ‘slowbubble’
Blog | May 2020
A critical tribute to sociologist Yogendra Singh (1932-2020) — as a teacher, and his thoughts as a scholar Firstpost
Blog | May 2020
space, place The Immanent Frame
Blog | May 2020
To Steward Unruly Imperial Pasts TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research
Blog | May 2020
Commodifying and Generating Spiritual Love: The Love Pilgrimage of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi (1207-1273) The Sociological Review
Blog | May 2020
Enduring indifference and the vital labour of migrant domestic workers Identities COVID-19 Blog Series
Blog | April 2020
Global Breathing
Blog | April 2020
Low-skilled migrants after COVID-19: Singapore futures? COMPAS Coronavirus and Mobility Forum
Blog | April 2020
Virus, curse or prophecy? African Pentecostals making sense of the COVID-19 pandemic ASCL Africanist Blog
Blog | April 2020
Borders in the Time of COVID-19 Ethics & International Affairs
Blog | March 2020
Citizen Amendment Act is Confirmation of India as a Hindu Nation-State Berkley Forum
Blog | March 2020
Chinese Black humor in a Time of Crisis and Despair
Blog | February 2020
‘Boa viagem’ (or ‘visa trips’): on migration, separation, and faith
Blog | December 2019
Spirit The Immanent Frame
Blog | November 2019
70th anniversary - Patriotism becomes fashionable in China
Blog | October 2019
Waiting for Sundays. Fieldwork reflections
Blog | October 2019
Giving, time, and a wish The Immanent Frame
Blog | September 2019
Reflections on the ‘Grey is the New Pink: Moments of Ageing’ Exhibition
Blog | July 2019
INSIDE OUT – OUTSIDE IN. Shifting Architectures of Refugee (In)habitation
Blog | July 2019
Les bus ghanéens, entre attente, ruses et petits arrangements Le Monde Afrique
Blog | May 2019
Fieldnote 3: Buddhism, booming businesses and the ritual economy in urban Laos Max-Cam
Blog | March 2019
“All organizing is disorganizing”
Blog | May 2019
Du bist nicht #vonhier, oder? Kommentar zur aktuellen „Heimat“- und „Herkunfts“debatte
Blog | March 2019
“The Local Citizenship Crisis in Switzerland”
Blog | February 2019
“Voice, Sound and Atmospheres: Religious Feelings and Beyond”: A blog on the workshop held on 7 Feb 2019 at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity, Göttingen
Blog | February 2019
Do Policies Have Worlds? Some Reflexions on “Integration” and Local Governance
Blog | December 2018
Eine direkte Demokratie wird in der globalisierten Rechtsordnung erwachsen: Die Schweiz nach der Selbstbestimmungs­initiative Verfassungsblog
Blog | December 2018
Off-Center Inquiry
Blog | December 2018
Lessons of an Eccentric Perspective on Empire
Blog | December 2018
The public understanding of migration
Blog | December 2018
Ageing in a Time of Mobility: An Introduction
Blog | December 2018
(Im)mobilities of transnational ageing care: negotiating separation, solidarity and conflict within Brazilian families Blog | December 2018
Portraits of Ageing in Displacement: East Timorese Diasporas in Indonesia
Blog | December 2018
Constructing Livelihoods: Older Cameroonians in Times of Mobility
Blog | December 2018
Ageing Bodies: Retiring from Temporary Lives
Blog | December 2018
#MeTwo – und die Frage, was sozialen Aufstieg in der deutschen Einwanderungsgesellschaft so schwer macht
Blog | December 2018
Race in Britain: inequality, identity, belonging Cumberland Lodge

Blog | November 2018
„Festung Europa“. Es wird Zeit für ein anderes Bild Geschichte der Gegenwart

Blog | September 2018
Ankunfts-, Entscheidungs- und Rückführungszentren (AnkER-Zentren) – Erwartungen und kritische Bestandsaufnahme Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung

Blog | September 2018
Vor Jahrhunderten gab es eine Flüchtlingskrise – das können wir daraus lernen FOCUS Online

Blog | August 2018
Was kann die offene Gesellschaft dem chauvinistischen Nationalismus entgegensetzen? Der Tagesspiegel

July 2018
Crossing and conversion: Conclusion SSRC Forums

Blog | July 2018
The Solidarity Offense in France: Egalité, Fraternité, Solidarité! Verfassungsblog

Blog | July 2018
Die Fiktion der Nichteinreise ist ein Instrument der Entrechtung Verfassungsblog

Blog | July 2018
Kommentar zu „In den AnkER-Zentren wollen wir die Asyl-Verfahren nicht nur schneller, sondern auch ...“ Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung

Blog | June 2018
Is the Reasoning in "Coman" as Good as the Result? Verfassungsblog

Blog | June 2018
Diversity, anthropologically studied
Blog | June 2018
Workshop on “Chinese Religions in the Age of Massive Urbanization”
Blog | June 2018
Fieldnotes on interpretation and the limits of activist-research
Blog | June 2018
Shinto Shrines in Taiwan 101: Art Exhibition in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Blog | June 2018
Weshalb man Asylsuchende nicht an der Grenze abweisen kann Verfassungsblog
Blog | June 2018
Weshalb man Asylsuchende nicht an der Grenze abweisen kann, Teil 2 Verfassungsblog
Blog | June 2018
A Critical Perspective on “Associate EU Citizenship” Brexit Institute News

Blog | May 2018
Twentieth-Century Faces of Anthropology’s Holism Renewing Political Anthropology
Anthropology News
Blog | May 2018
Economy or Justice? How Urban Actors Respond to Diversity Urban Affairs Forum
Blog | May 2018
The Dead and the Living
Blog | April 2018
Finding Place(s) for the Past in Trieste/A Trieste, cercando di far posto alla storia A collaboration between Alessio Mazzaro and members of the EoM research group
Blog | April 2018
Is Political Anthropology Dead? Renewing Political Anthropology
Anthropology News
Blog | February 2018
Advertizing against Asylum Thoughts on the “Rumours about Germany” Campaign

Blog | January 2018
Kenya’s 2017 Election Devolution, Uncertainty, and Unpredictable Electorates
Blog | August 2017
Tianjin’s Imperial Discomfort
Blog | August 2017
Trieste is Sissi with Piercings and Blue Hair
Blog | June 2017
Echoes of History: Chinese Poetry at the Angel Island Immigration Station
Blog | May 2017
Europe wrote the book on demonising refugees, long before Trump read it The Guardian
Blog | February 2017
Post-Imperial Peregrinations (On the Origins of Empires of Memory)
Blog | February 2017
“I want my entry tickets back!”

Blog | September 2016
Banlieues and the terrorist enemy within
Blog | November 2015
Come Tomorrow
Blog | October 2015