Dr. Damián Omar Martínez, 2013-2015
Damián Omar Martínez is now at the Department of Sociology, University of Tübingen.
Damián Omar Martínez was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity. He studied Philosophy and Socio-Cultural Anthropology at the universities of Murcia, Granada and UNED (Spain). He received his BA and Postgraduate Diploma of Advanced Studies in Philosophy at the University of Murcia. As a doctoral student he was awarded a Research Fellowship within the Spanish National Program for Human Resources for Research. During this period he taught Social Anthropology at the University of Murcia and held visiting positions at the Department of Sociology (Bristol University), at MPI-MMG, and at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, where he received further training in ethnographic and qualitative research methods.
In 2013 he received his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Murcia. In his dissertation he analysed the intellectual reception of the Anglo-American and North-western European ‘multiculturalism debates’ in Spain, especially in the fields of Philosophy, Political Science and Sociocultural Anthropology, and with special reference to the works of Will Kymlicka and Gerd Baumann. His current research interests include the history & sociology of social sciences (especially anthropology) and the ethnography of urban diversity.
During his period at MPI-MMG he
collected further data to widen the empirical scope of his previous
research and started two new ethnographic projects: one on urban
diversity in Southeast Spain, the other on European anthropologists.