MPI-MMG in Dialogue "Navigating a Political Minefield? Researching Muslim-Jewish Encounters"
- Date: Oct 13, 2022
- Time: 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
- Location: MPI-MMG, Goettingen
- Room: Hybrid event: Livestream/ Live, Hermann Föge Weg 11
- Nonna Mayer (Sciences Po/CNRS)
- Riem Spielhaus (University of Göttingen)
- Sami Everett (MPI-MMG)
- Dekel Peretz (MPI-MMG)
- Vanessa Rau (MPI-MMG)
Researching everyday Muslim and Jewish lives is politically sensitive. In Germany, public comments on Jewish issues and Muslim-Jewish relations are made under the watchful eyes of an audience determined to attack any sign of antisemitism. By contrast, research on Muslim issues and Jewish-Muslim relations in France is politically risky as researchers have been accused of Islamist sympathies.
How do such realities impact on research? How can researchers navigate such a political minefield, and does such sensitivity to the political nature of the subject come into conflict with doing rigorous academic research?
At this In
Dialogue event, Dekel Peretz
and Sami Everett, both
involved in a current project of this institute on “Muslim-Jewish encounter,
diversity & distance in urban Europe“ discuss their
experiences alongside Nonna Mayer, Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po Paris and renown expert of extreme right
and racist movements, and Riem Spielhaus, Professor of Islamic Studies in
Göttingen and much-cited expert on Muslim life in Germany.
For more details please contact kofri(at)mmg.mpg.de.