PhD positions at MPIfG, Cologne

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) is seeking doctoral students to join a research group on wealth and social inequality.

The Research Focus investigates continuity and discontinuity in wealth, especially from a sociological perspective. Institutions, mechanisms, and practices that sustain the retention of wealth over the generations are at the forefront of its research. Examples include inheritance practices, family structures, socialization strategies, philanthropy, and political influence. We are looking in particular for doctoral students interested in one of the following topics: The function of private art collections among the super-wealthy; The role of the local wealth elite in a specific region; Worldviews of the super-wealthy.

More information about the research topic can be found on the website of the Research Group on Wealth and Social Inequality. The position is available from 1 October 2024. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2024. More information available here.