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


Election to the Swiss Federal Commission on Migration

Congratulations to Barbara von Rütte, who has been elected by the Federal Council to the Swiss Federal Commission on Migration for the term 2020-2023.

Race in Britain

Launch of the Race in Britain Report for Runnymede Trust and Cumberland Lodge authored by Farhan Samanani. The event took place at Mary Sumner House, Westminster, London, 24 October 2019.

Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitors Lecture

NUS Law hosted the 17th Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitors Lecture with Professor Ran Hirschl on 9 September 2019.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2019

Prof Dr Ayelet Shachar receives the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2019 at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Events


Ritual and Pluralism: Religious Variations on Socialist Death Rituals in Urban China

Event

Lecture by Huwy-min Lucia Liu (George Mason University)
December 9, 2019, 10:30-12:00 | Conference Room, Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, Göttingen

Refugee and Migration Law

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Workshop organized by Tendayi Achiume (UCLA School of Law), Katerina Linos (Berkeley Law), Itamar Mann (University of Haifa Faculty of Law) and Ayelet Shachar (MPI-MMG)
December 12-13, 2019 | Seaborg Room, Faculty Club |
University of California, Berkeley

Recent MMG Publications

Books and Edited Volumes


Journal Articles

Yamamura, S., & Lassalle, P. (2019). Proximities and the emergence of regional industry: evidence of the liability of smallness in Malta. European planning studies.

Yamamura, S. (2019). Transnational professionals’ socio-spatialventuring out to the Tokyo global city-region. Regional studies, regional science, 6(1), 512-519.

Tayob, S. (2019). Disgust as embodied critique: being middle class and Muslim in Mumbai. South Asia: journal of South Asian studies.

Drouhot, L.G., & Nee, V. (2019). Assimilation and the Second Generation in Europe and America: Blending and Segregating Social Dynamics Between Immigrants and Natives. Annual Review of Sociology, 45, 177-199.

Amrith, M. (2019). The substance of care: Ethical dilemmas in migrant medical labour. Ethnos, 1-17.

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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 19-05 Daniel Hiebert (University of British Colombia): Superdiversity and Cities - Technical Report
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WP 19-06 Massimiliano Spotti (Tilburg University): Interactional regimes of sociolinguistic behaviour: An ethnographic exploration of the scales at play across the spaces of an asylum-seeking centre
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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.

maxNet, the Max Planck Network

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