Between Spaces. Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalization
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The International Research Training Group (IRTG) Between Spaces is a binational German-Mexican research and study program, located at FU's Institute for Latin American Studies.

In cooperation with HU, UP, El Colegio de México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, the IRTG enables highly qualified young researchers to write their thesis in an international environment. The main languages of the IRTG are Spanish and English.


The IRTG opens new perspectives on social and cultural globalization research with an emphasis on Latin America. The focus is on movements between various regions of the world and the consequent emergence of new spaces during the key phases of globalization. The close cooperation with Mexican partner institutions enables a combination of diverse perspectives and furthers joint empirical research and theoretical debate. The study program is tailored to the specific needs of candidates.

In addition to research-oriented seminars and close individual supervision, it offers a wide range of events such as lecture series, research method workshops and guest lectures. Doctoral candidates have access to supervisors from both countries and benefit from different regional academic networks. They spend an extended period studying at the Mexican partner institutions and researching in Mexico or in other parts of Latin America.

Dr Ingrid Simson Prof. Dr Stefan Rinke programme Freie Universität Berlin Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Universität Potsdam globalisation

Latin American Studies, social globalization, cultural globalization, cultural anthropology

Contact Information

Prof. Dr Stefan Rinke
Dr Ingrid Simson
FU Berlin
Boltzmannstr. 4
14195 Berlin

+49 (0)30 838 - 704 31 / 560 13
IGK terminates in September 2018.
Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Universität Potsdam