MMG: Doctoral Research Fellowship

The Minerva Fast Track research group ‘Migration, Identity and Blackness in Europe’ situated at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and led by Dr. Johanna Lukate is currently inviting applications for the position of Research Fellow [Doctoral] (m/f/d). The position will be full-time for three years with a starting date of 1 September or earlier.

The successful doctoral research fellow will be joining the research group to carry out a computational social science research project at the intersections of African Studies and digital humanities to understand how public discourses about African migrants in Germany have changed over time. The best applicants have a strong interest in applying computational social research methods to studying social issues, in particular, migration and racialisation. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in computational methods and should have advanced knowledge of R or Python. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (M.A., MPhil, MSc or equivalent) in psychology, sociology, political science, linguistics, data science, or similar.

The full call is available here:

Informal queries may be directed to Dr Johanna Lukate (lukate [@] For information on the institute and the research group, please consult