The Department “Anthropology of Economic Experimentation” at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is offering 1 Postdoctoral position in studies on “Transformative Intermediaries” starting as soon as possible after 1 August 2021.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • The postdoc is expected to critically advance our understandings of how the global economy is being reorganized through the lens of mediation (broadly defined).
  • Given the interest in mobilities, we particularly welcome proposals focusing on how the circulation of people, goods, and information are mediated.
  • The post holder must have carried out in-depth field research on related topics and be committed to broad conceptualization beyond case studies.


  • Applicants should either be in possession of a doctoral degree in Anthropology, Sociology or a related discipline or submit evidence indicating that such a dissertation will be finished and submitted before the designated starting date.


Submit application materials electronically and send the following documentation:

  • Cover letter
  • CV, including list of publications
  • 2 writing samples (chapter or article length)
  • summary of doctoral thesis (1-2 page)
  • Short (1-2 pages) proposal for the work (this will form a basis for discussion if the applicant is short-listed).
  • Photocopies of university degrees
  • Names of two referees
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Anthropology, Sociology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 1 July 2021

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