Elena Gadjanova was a research fellow in the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, headed by Prof. Vertovec. Until June 2016, Elena was a Fung Global Fellow at the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies. Previously, she was a pre-doctoral researcher at Columbia University in New York and lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Her research is on ethnic politics and identities with a regional focus on Africa.
Julia Martínez-Ariño was a research fellow in the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, headed by Prof. Steven Vertovec. Previously, Julia was postdoctoral fellow of the Religion and Diversity Project, at the Université de Montréal, and the Max Planck fellow group “Governance of Cultural Diversity” in Göttingen. Her research focuses on the governance of religious diversity in Europe, in particular at the institutional and local levels.
Marian Burchardt was a postdoctoral research fellow in the research group “legal regulations of religious pluralism” at the MPI-MMG, headed by Matthias Koenig, and associate lecturer at the University of Göttingen. Before coming to the Max Planck Institute, he worked as a researcher in the project “Multiple Secularities”, based at the Cultural Studies Department of the University of Leipzig, and as a lecturer at the Department of Development Sociology at the University of Bayreuth. Marian was also a visiting scholar at the New School for Social Research in New York City, the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB), and the University of Stellenbosch.
Sarah Blanton is the language and copy editor for the journal New Diversities. Before joining the editorial office, Sarah worked as a Spanish instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an assistant instructor for the SUNY Study-Abroad Program in Salamanca, Spain. Passionate about language and culture, Sarah holds an M.A. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a B.A.in Spanish Language and Literature at SUNY Buffalo State, where she graduated with highest honors.
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Birgitt Sippel is a staff member at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in the field of Web and DTP. Birgitt studied Slavic Linguistics and Ethnology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Organizational Programming at the Studiengemeinschaft Darmstadt and DTP at the IBKK Bochum. Prior to joining the MPG, she worked freelance for the special research area “Literary Translation” of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, the GWZO in Leipzig and the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg.