Dr. Jörg Hüttermann, 2012-2014
Jörg Hüttermann is now at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence, University of Bielefeld.Jörg Hüttermann, who was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute, studied sociology and history in Wuppertal, Bonn, Bielefeld and Madrid. From 1994 to 1996 he was part of a team that conducted a third party funded research project on 'Strangers in Germany - Opportunities and Limits for the Integration of Muslim Minorities'. Jörg has also been a researcher at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence. He has been responsible for the development, acquisition and coordination of diverse empirical projects with strong ethnographic tendencies and contributed to respective fieldworks and analyses. Related third party funded projects addressed the following topics: 'everyday police practice', 'advancing strangers', 'conflict about Islamic symbols', 'conflict and integration in urban societies with high share of Aussiedler', and finally 'conflict and figuration in Bradford and Duisburg' (finished in 2012). Jörg gained his doctorate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Bielefeld in 1998 with a study on „Islamic Mysticism in Germany”. His research highlights the constructive potential of conflicts for societies of immigration. At the MPI-MMG he was part of the research team on Diversity and Contact.
- Diversity and contact (‘DivCon’) (completed)