Current Projects


Marie-Claire Foblets
I.   The Moroccan Family Code - An Analysis of the Application of the Provisions of the Code that Relate in Particular to
     Transnational Family Situations and/or Moroccan Nationals Residing Abroad
II.  Externally Funded Projects

Research Fellows

Cengiz Barskanmaz
Konfliktregulierungsmodalitäten und Rechtsbewusstsein in den jesidischen Gemeinschaften

Judith Marie Eggers
Migration and the Transformation of German Administrative Law: An Ethnographic Study of State-Migrant Interactions in Administrative Courts

Hatem Elliesie
I.  Scharia in genuin europäischen Settings: Konnex muslimischer Lebenspraxis zu islamischer Normativität
II. Conflict Regulation in Germany's Plural Society

Mahmoud Jaraba
Legalitäts- und Legitimationsmuster kulturell geprägter Streitbeilegung unter Angehörigen der Mḥallamīya

Luc Leboeuf
Vulnerabilities Under the Global Protection Regime

Dominik Müller
The Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia

Mahabat Sadyrbek
Rechtsstrukturen und Konfliktregulierungsmechanismen innerhalb der russischsprachigen Bevölkerungsgruppen

Maria Sapignoli
I.   Global and Local Articulations of the Discourses on Indigeneity: The Transnational San Social Movement and the Peoples
      of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve

II.  The Anthropology of Global Institutions
III. Exclusion, Inclusion and Marginality: Rights, Responsibilities and Indigenous Peoples

Katrin Seidel
South Sudan’s Constitutional Genesis in the Context of Legal Pluralism

Bertram Turner
I.   Legal Pluralism in the Management of Natural Resources: The Case of the Moroccan Argan Forest
II.  Dealing with Transgression, Security, Conflict, and Ordering
III. Mobility, Migration and Mutual Processes of Translation
IV. Normative and Religious Diversity in Moroccan Islam

Larissa Vetters
Sentiments of Bureaucracies: Affective Dynamics in the Digital Transformation of German Immigration Management
Migration and the Transformation of German Administrative Law: An Ethnographic Study of State-Migrant Interactions in Administrative Courts
The Organization of Solidarity. Investigating External State Building in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina through the Disciplinary Lenses of Administrative Sciences and Sociocultural Anthropology (PhD)

Ph.D Candidates

Fauwaz Abdul Aziz
The Everyday Political Economy of the Bureaucratization of Islam in the Philippines: An Ethnography of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF)

Beate Backe
Lebensweltliche Alltagspragmatik von Musliminnen und islamische Normativität im Kontext des gender ǧihād

Jonathan Bernaerts
Language Rights, Policies and Practices in Linguistically Diverse Societies: are current legal orders addressing the needs and concerns of persons belonging to language minorities as well as those of the administration?

Harika Dauth
Testimonies of the 'Citizen's Other': Analysing the Migration of Roma in Europe through the Prism of Multiple Legalities

Markus Klank
Autonomy of Religious Communities Under State Law and the Effects of Becoming a Corporate Body. The Case of Jehovah's Witnesses in Germany

Annette Mehlhorn
Indigenous Justice in Bolivia

Ph.D Candidates IMPRS REMEP

Lucia Fröbel
Masters of Our Own Home: The Management of Migration in Italy

Sirin Knecht
Advocating human rights under conditions of religious legal pluralism: the example of NGOs in Beirut, Lebanon


Keebet von Benda-Beckmann
Project Group Legal Pluralism (2000-2012)

Petra Burai
The Impact of Corruption on Exercising Human Rights - The Case of Hungary

Ian Kalman
Framing Borders: Indigenous Difference at the Canada/US Border

Ioan-Mihai Popa
The Workings of Welfare in a Small World

Martin Ramstedt
I.   Legal Pluralism and the Accommodation of Religion in State Law
II.  The Cultural Translation of Shaolin Chan-Buddhism and its Practices into "World Heritage" - Secularization or

III. On the Cultural Translation of International Legal Concepts, Norms, Procedures, and Institutional Frameworks:
     "Indigeneity" and "Indigenous Rights" in Bali

André Thiemann
A Relational Approach to the State: Local State and Social Security in Central Serbia

Olaf Zenker
Land Restitution and the Moral Modernity of the New South African State

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