The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity is one of the foremost centers for the multi-disciplinary study of diversity, in its multiple forms, in today’s globalizing world. The Institute consists of three thematically-focused departments: the Department of Religious Diversity, the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity and the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics.  more

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity is one of the foremost centers for the multi-disciplinary study of diversity, in its multiple forms, in today’s globalizing world. The Institute consists of three thematically-focused departments: the Department of Religious Diversity, the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity and the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics.

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Ayelet Shachar, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity (MPI MMG), has been awarded the 2019 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for her groundbreaking work on citizenship and the legal frameworks of multicultural societies. Awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Leibniz Prize is Germany’s most prestigious research award.   https://stories.mmg.mpg.de/Leibniz_Prize_2019_Ayelet_Shachar/index.html

Leibniz Prize 2019 for Ayelet Shachar

Ayelet Shachar, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity (MPI MMG), has been awarded the 2019 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for her groundbreaking work on citizenship and the legal frameworks of multicultural societies. Awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Leibniz Prize is Germany’s most prestigious research award.

https://stories.mmg.mpg.de/Leibniz_Prize_2019_Ayelet_Shachar/index.html

The collection of photographs on our website represents the fieldwork activities of our researchers. All social-science research at the Institute, particularly that requiring informed consent and involving visual materials, is designed to follow the ethical guidelines formulated by the American Anthropological Association.  click here to link to our photo gallery  (Congregational singing in the dedication of Shimen’gen Church, Fugong County, 27 July 2014. Photo: Ying Diao)

Fieldwork Photo Gallery

The collection of photographs on our website represents the fieldwork activities of our researchers. All social-science research at the Institute, particularly that requiring informed consent and involving visual materials, is designed to follow the ethical guidelines formulated by the American Anthropological Association.

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(Congregational singing in the dedication of Shimen’gen Church, Fugong County, 27 July 2014. Photo: Ying Diao)

A Multimedia-Tool for Research, Teaching and PresentationFor scientists who rely on visual data or data visualizations, the limitations of monitors, multiple monitor spans or projection facilities can present serious limitations for data gathering and the analysis and presentation of findings. Arising from MPI-MMG’s ‘GlobaldiverCities’ project, the Datarama is a unique research and presentation tool that provides a significant solution to the limitations of working with visual data.

The DATARAMA

A Multimedia-Tool for Research, Teaching and Presentation

For scientists who rely on visual data or data visualizations, the limitations of monitors, multiple monitor spans or projection facilities can present serious limitations for data gathering and the analysis and presentation of findings. Arising from MPI-MMG’s ‘GlobaldiverCities’ project, the Datarama is a unique research and presentation tool that provides a significant solution to the limitations of working with visual data.

News & Updates


The Shifting Border: Legal Cartographies of Migration & Mobility

In her remarkably timely new book, Ayelet Shachar analyzes the return of borders & their radical transformation. Essential for understanding government responses to people on the move, Shachar's vivid description, analytical precision and reasoned persuasion combine to challenge conventional wisdoms about "borders" and how they work. The result: exceptional insights into how migration control can be more just. The Shifting Border offers an indispensable roadmap to immigration and refugee debates all around the world.

Workshop Grant

Together with two other colleagues (one at LSE and one at Ghent) Farhan Samanani was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Wenner Gren foundation to run a workshop on politics, irony and new social movements in the late summer/early autumn 2020.

ENMISA Book Award

Congratulations to our former colleague Alan Gamlen, who received the ENMISA Book Prize 2020 for the best book in the field of ethnicity, nationalism or migration studies.

ENMISA Paper Award

We also congratulate our former colleague Darshan Vigneswaran, who was awarded the ENMISA Prize 2020 for outstanding conference papers.

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What role can researchers play in the current discussion about migration, flight and integration?
The moderator Dr. Elisabeth Badenhoop (MPI-MMG) with Prof. Dr. Petra Bendel (Sachverständigenrat deutscher Stiftungen für Integration und Migration), Prof. Dr. Thomas Faist (Rat für Migration) and Dr. Mehmet Ata (Mediendienst Integration).

Events


Due to the coronavirus, there are currently no public events at the institute.

Career


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Recent MMG Publications

Books and Edited Volumes


Issues

Valerie Hänsch (ed), Michael Stasik (ed) and Serawit Bekele Debele (ed), "Temporalities of Waiting in Africa", in Critical African Studies, (2020), Vol. 12, Issue 1. Link

Journal Articles

Chiu, T.-L (2020), “The Application of Traditional Rules of Purity (Qinggui) in Contemporary Taiwanese Monasteries”, Buddhist Studies Review [A&HCI], 36(2), pp. 249-277. Link

Helbling, M.; Simon, S.; Schmid, S.D. (2020). Restricting immigration to foster migrant integration? A comparative study across 22 European countries. Journal  of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2020.1727316. Link

Amrith, M. (2020). The linear imagination, stalled: changing temporal horizons in migrant journeys. Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs. doi:10.1111/glob.12280. Link

Drouhot, L. G. (2020). Income segregation and the incomplete integration of Islam in the Paris metropolitan area. Socius. doi.org/10.1177/2378023119899585. Link

Susewind, R. (2020) Rifah-e Aam Club, Lucknow: Public sphere and public space in urban India. Geoforum. Link

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Contributions to a collected Edition

Binaisa, N. (2019). Lagos: negotiating urban mobilities in an age of mobile telephony. In A. F. Mendy (Ed.), Mobilités, circulations et frontières: Migrations, mobilités et développement en Afrique Tome 1 (pp. 137-151). Daraja Press.

Tayob, S. (2019). Molecular Halal: producing, debating, and evading Halal certification in South Africa. In K. Dmitriev, J. Hauser, & B. Orfali (Eds.), Insatiable appetite: food as cultural signifier in the Middle East and beyond. Leiden: Brill.

Rau, V. (2019). Turning the Kaleidoscope and pluralism inside-out: the case of Berlin’s Jewish scene. In J.-J. Bock (Ed.), Emergent religious pluralisms (pp. 195-221). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, Springer Nature.

Ahmad, I. (2019). Democracy as rumour: media, religion, and the 2014 Indian elections. In I. Ahmad, & P. Kanungo (Eds.), The algebra of warfare-welfare. A long view of India's 2014 election (pp. 55-90). New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

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Working Papers

WP 20-01 Irfan Ahmad: The Oeuvre of Peter van der Veer
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WP 20-02 Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria): Religion, Spirituality, and Secularity in the Pacific Northwest: Major Themes
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WP 20-03 Hania Sobhy: Violence, Class and Masculinity in Egypt: Gendered Punishment in Cairene Schools
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Online Media


Online Lectures

Here you will find videos from lectures given by distinguished researchers at the MPI MMG.

Blogs

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

Diversity Interviews

Here you will find transcripts of interviews with distinguished scientists, led by staff members of the MMG.

MPI-MMG linked Journals


NEW DIVERSITIES

New Diversities is an international, peer reviewed, scholarly and professional journal, published by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

Global Networks

Global Networks publishes high quality, peer-reviewed research on global networks, transnational affairs and practices, and their relation to wider theories of globalization. The journal provides a forum for discussion, debate and the refinement of key ideas in this emerging field.

CityScapes

CityScapes is a 144 page biannual print publication. It is a hybrid of forms, simultaneously invested in scholarly discourse around contemporary urbanism in Africa and the global south, as much as individual everyday experiences and activities of the multitude of actors that are actively involved in shaping cities across the continent and the rest of the developing world.

MAX, the Max Planck Network

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