Vacancy: Funded PhD positions – asylum law; private law; law and religion; procedural justice (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)

The Law & Anthropology Department is one of the three major departments which, together with a number of independent research groups, form the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle, Germany), one of the leading centres for research in social anthropology. Common to all research projects at the institute is the comparative analysis of social change.

The Law & Anthropology Department offers a stimulating interdisciplinary forum where both anthropologists and legal scholars can engage with one another and conduct cutting-edge, policy-relevant research linked to the intensification of exchanges and encounters among and between legal systems, countries and communities in today’s societies. With this comes a growing demand for empirically grounded (ethnographic) knowledge and its translation – to the extent possible – into normative thinking at various levels of decision-making. The Department prioritizes research proposals that address this demand for translation in the increasingly plural European context.

The Law & Anthropology Department is offering positions for 4 PhD students interested in the following topics: asylum  law; private law; law and religion; procedural justice.

The application deadline is 01 August 2024.

Please see the full call for details on the topics, objectives of the research,  background of applicants as well as information on how to apply.