Discourses on Diversity and Uniformity
About the relationship between diversity and uniformity
In our intricate and interconnected world, the study of diversity has gained tremendous importance across academic disciplines and societal domains. As we face challenges like climate change and increased interactions among people from diverse backgrounds, understanding diversity is recognized as crucial. At the same time, homogenization strategies are relevant for the coherence of a society, both at the individual level and within social systems, including the scientific system.
The Research Focus “Dis/Similarities” thus aims to foster meaningful dialogues across diverse scientific fields, specifically analyzing the tensions that exist between diversity and uniformity. The participating scholars from the fields of psychology, economics, medicine, cultural studies and data science will enter into interdisciplinary dialogue and investigate whether and how the fostering of heterogeneity can contribute to a better understanding of social, political and academic processes. An additional focus will be placed on the origins of the tension in the relationship between similarity and difference, and on the question of whether diversity can be integrated as a paradigm in order to improve the results of academic research.
Statistics and Datascience in Social Sciences and the Humanities
Economics esp. macroeconomics and finance
- Prof. Dr. Monika Betzler
- Prof. Dr. Christian Walter
- Prof. Dr. Ali Aslan Gümüsay
- Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer
- Prof. Dr. Christine Falter-Wagner
- Prof. Dr. Vanessa Büchner
- Prof. Dr. Christoph Wolf
University of Mannheim, Sociology
- Prof. Dr. Paula-Irene Villa Braslavsky