Institutions and Organizations
Encounters and Representations
Flows, Dynamics and Urban Space
Completed projects

Institutions and Organizations

Between accommodation and integration: comparing institutional arrangements for asylum-seekers (Susanne Becker, Simona Pagano, Miriam Schader, Steven Vertovec, Shahd Wari)

CityDiv · Cities and the challenge of diversity: a study in Germany and France (Project leader: Karen Schönwälder • Researchers: Christian Jacobs, Christine Lang, Michalis Moutselos, Maria Schiller, Lisa Szepan)

Civil society organisations and the politics of diversity in German and French cities (Christine Lang)

DivA · Diversity Assent in Urban Germany (Karen Schönwälder, Lucas Drouhot and Steven Vertovec, in cooperation with Sören Petermann (Dortmund University))

Education and everyday politics: schools, the state and the uprising in Egypt (Hania Sobhy)

Housing policy and mobilization in the French suburbs (Michalis Moutselos)

In the Place of All, Black Empire and Addis Ababa as Cosmos (Sabine Mohamed)

Local transformations and asylum-seeker reception (Miriam Schader)

Managing religious and linguistic diversity: a comparative study of North African schools (Hania Sobhy)

Political institutions and the challenge of diversity (Karen Schönwälder • Former staff members: Cihan Sinanoglu, Alex Street, Daniel Volkert)

The production of diversity in municipal administrations: change and persistence of organisations in increasingly diverse societies (Christine Lang)

ZOMiDi · Civil society organizations and the challenges of migration and diversity: Agents of Change. Teilprojekt "Behinderung/sexuelle Minderheiten" (Karen Schönwälder, Helen Baykara-Krumme, Sanja Bökle)


Encounters and Representations

The road ahead is paved with wireless networks: refugees, mobile technology and adaptation in Germany (Jessica Rosenfeld)


Flows, Dynamics and Urban Space

Entrepreneurial superdiversity and intersectionality (Sakura Yamamura)

Intersecting spaces of superdiversity (Sakura Yamamura)

Super-diversity (Steven Vertovec)

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Unity in Diversity – from a mega-event motto to social change of diversity? (Sakura Yamamura)

Transnational spaces in the Global City Tokyo (Sakura Yamamura)


Completed projects

The Ashgate companion to cosmopolitanism (completed) (Magdalena Nowicka, Maria Rovisco (York St. John University))

Backlash against multiculturalism? European discourses, policies and practices (completed) (Steven Vertovec, Susanne Wessendorf)

The business of integration: super-diversity, migrants' religious entrepreneurship and social transformation in post-apartheid South Africa (completed) (Peter Kankonde Bukasa)

Child health and migrant parents in Southeast Asia (completed) (Theodora Choy Fong Lam)

Cohabitation and convivencia. Comparing conviviality in Casamance and Catalonia (completed) (Tilmann Heil)

Comparing planning interventions in culturally diverse cities of global immigration (completed) (Felicity Hwee-Hwa Chan)

Competitive elections and ethnic identification in Africa (completed) (Elena Gadjanova)

Conditions of conviviality and conflict (completed) (Steven Vertovec, Andreas Wimmer (University of California Los Angeles), Stefan Lindemann)

Courting non-coethnics: campaigns strategies in Africa’s highly diverse states (completed) (Elena Gadjanova)

Crises and diversification (completed) (Gabi Alex, Kristine Krause, David Parkin)

Deaf-hearing gestural interaction in Mumbai: an ethnography of communication (completed) (Annelies Kusters)

The dilemma of the bridge-builders: local councilors with migration background (completed) (Cihan Sinanoğlu)

The diversification of postwar migration (completed) (Alan Gamlen, Steven Vertovec, Norbert Winnige)

Diversity and contact (‘DivCon’) (completed) (Project leader: Karen Schönwälder • Researchers: Steven Vertovec, Sören Petermann, Jörg Hüttermann, Thomas Schmitt, Mijal Gandelsman-Trier, Christian Jacobs, Miles Hewstone and Katharina Schmid (both Oxford), Dietlind Stolle (McGill))

Diversity and integration in Frankfurt (completed) (Steven Vertovec • Regina Römhild (Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München), Amt für multikulturelle Angelegenheiten (Frankfurt)

Diversity and public administration (completed) (Boris Nieswand)

Diversity and social identity complexity (completed) (Katharina Schmid and Miles Hewstone (both University of Oxford))

Diversity governance: how local state and non-state actors interact to respond to migration (completed) (Maria Schiller)

Diversity and the negotiation of urban life: the interactions of local state actors and residents in shaping responses to immigrant-based diversity (completed) (Maria Schiller)

Diversity of asylum seekers’ needs and aspirations (completed) (Susanne Becker, Annett Fleischer, Miriam Schader, Steven Vertovec, Shahd Wari)

Emerging epicenters of global urbanization: Asia and Africa (completed) (AbdouMaliq Simone, with the African Centre for Cities, the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, the Hyderabad Urban Lab and the Rujak Center for Urban Studies)

Enacting European citizenship (completed) Acts of Citizenship and the Expansion of the Political: Performative Politics by excluded groups in Germany and Hungary (Ayse Caglar • Prem Kumar Rajaram (Central European University))

Engaging inequalities: how interactions between recent ‘refugees’ with established Iranians reflect social changes in Germany (completed) (Sonja Moghaddari)

Ethnicity in German society (completed) (Karen Schönwälder)

Ethno-religious diversity and social trust (completed) (Miles Hewstone (University of Oxford), Anthony Heath (University of Oxford), Ceri Peach (University of Oxford), Sarah Spencer (University of Oxford), Steven Vertovec)

Folk medicine in South India: representations of diverse identities in medical encounters (completed) (Gabriele Alex)

Global cities / open cities? Segregation in the global South (completed) (Darshan Vigneswaran)

GlobaldiverCities (‘GloDiv’) - Migration and new diversities in global cities: comparatively conceiving, observing and visualizing diversification in urban public spaces (completed) (Project leader: Steven Vertovec • Researchers: Sofya Aptekar, Anna Cieslik, Beate Engelbrecht, Dörte Ulka Engelkes, Laavanya Kathiravelu, Raji Matshedisho, Alexei Matveev, Anna Seegers-Krückeberg, Alex Wafer, Junjia Ye, Abbas Yousefpour)

Globalization, urban re-invention, and migrants (completed) (Ayse Caglar)

Hollowing out ascriptive person categories: the concept of ‘employability’, its usage by public employment services and its effect on clients’ categorization (completed) (Christine Weinbach)

Home-making in diversity: social and spatial encounters with difference in a migration hub in Istanbul (completed) (Kristen Biehl)

How generations remember: an ethnographic study of post-war Mostar, Bosnia and Herzigovina (completed) (Monika Palmberger)

Imaginaries of opportunity: precarious mobilities in and out of conflict in East and Central Africa (completed) (Léonie Newhouse)

Immigrants in German city councils (completed) (Project leader: Karen Schönwälder • Researchers: Cihan Sinanoglu, Daniel Volkert, Chris Kofri)

Immigrants in German politics: local elections and local parliaments in Northrhine-Westfalia (completed) (Christiane Kofri, Karen Schönwälder)

Immigration and political socialization (completed) (Alex Street, Michael Jones-Correa (University of Pennsylvania), Chris Zepeda-Millán (Loyola Marymount University))

Inhabiting urban corridors (completed) (AbdouMaliq Simone)

International policing, mobility and crime in Southern Africa (completed) (Darshan Vigneswaran)

Language factories: Cape Town, Kinshasa, Abidjan, Brussels (completed) (Karel Arnaut)

Linguistic diversity and asylum (completed) (Susanne Becker)

Logistification of migration: corridors of circulation, bordering, and rebellion (completed) (Somayeh Chitchian)

Metoikos (completed) (Anna Triandafyllidou (European University Institute, Florence), Ayse Caglar)

Migrants' interaction with the formal and informal state in the Russian Federation (completed) (Paul Becker)

Migration (completed) (Steven Vertovec)

Migration and diversity (completed) (Steven Vertovec)

Migration and forced labour in Southern Africa (completed) (Darshan Vigneswaran)

Migration and new religious diversities in South Africa (completed) (Peter Kankonde (MPI-MMG and ACMS, University of the Witwatersrand), Lorena Nunez (Wits University), Melekias Zulu (ACMS, University of the Witwatersrand))

Multiculturalism (completed) (Gerd Baumann (University of Amsterdam), Steven Vertovec)

New forms of collective urban life (completed) (AbdouMaliq Simone)

The occupation of space, hierarchy and intersectionality in Mumbai's suburban trains (completed) (Annelies Kusters)

Older migrants in Vienna: aging and social relations (completed) (Monika Palmberger)

Picturing social encounters: visual research on diversity in public spaces (completed) (Anna Seegers-Krückeberg)

Planning diversity: the influence of city planning on spatial structures of diversity and the cohabitation of diverse groups (completed) (Christian Jacobs)

Political parties and diversity at the local level: a comparison between Berlin and Paris (completed) (Daniel Volkert)

Post-multicultural cities and the politics of diversity (completed) (Maria Schiller)

Re-casting local laïcité: the local governance of religious diversity in France (completed) (Julia Martínez-Ariño)

Rhetoric of crisis: German municipalities’ response to the refugee influx (completed) (Annett Fleischer)+

Roma and health care: a case study of reproductive health and cultural difference in Madrid (completed) (Beatriz Martín Aragón)

Social relations in super-diverse London (completed) (Susanne Wessendorf)

Socialising with diversity. Numerical Smallness, Social Networks and the Super-Diverse City (completed) (Fran Meissner)

Socio-cultural diversity and political issue deliberation in northern Ghana (completed) (Elena Gadjanova)

Super-diversity, South Africa (completed) (Steven Vertovec, Robin Cohen and various colleagues at the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg, and Witwatersrand)

Superdiversity and pathways to health care (completed) (Charlie Davison (Essex), Gill Green (Essex), Hannah Bradby (Warwick), Susann Huschke (Berlin), Gabi Alex (Tübingen), Kristine Krause, Felipe Morente Mejías (Jaén), Inmaculada Barroso Benítez (Jaén))

Super-diversity, urbanization and mobile communication technologies in Africa’s cities (completed) (Naluwembe Binaisa)

Tensions of diversity: living and planning in globalizing urban spaces (completed) (Felicity Hwee-Hwa Chan)

Theorising transnational migration. The status paradox of migration (completed) (Boris Nieswand)

The transformative capacity of commemorating violent pasts (completed) (Claire Whitlinger)

Transnationalism (completed) (Steven Vertovec)

Transnational community life: living apart, celebrating together, expanding social networks (completed) (Beate Engelbrecht)

Transnational migrant ties: social formation and reproduction among Armenians in Germany (completed) (Astghik Chaloyan)

Understanding the public-private spectrum of space in asylum-seekers’ accommodation facilities (completed) (Shahd Seethaler-Wari)

Unrecognized multiculturalism from below-Macedonian realities (completed) (Goran Janev)

Urban populations and their social capital (completed) (Sören Petermann)

Voters and representatives: how does immigrant background matter? (completed) (Karen Schönwälder, Alex Street)

Writing along the margins: literacy and agency in a West African city (completed) (Karel Arnaut)


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