Kristina Dohrn

Kristina Dohrn

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Doctoral Candidate & Research Associate

Field of Activity

Doctoral Research: "Beyond Classrooms: Education and Ethics in Schools of the Gülen Movement in Urban Tanzania" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger)

Address Mailing address : Landoltweg 9-11 Office address: Thielallee 52
Room 103
14195 Berlin
Telephone +49 (0)30 838 62892
Email kristina.dohrn@fu-berlin.de

Funded by Sep 2013 by Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies;
since 1st Oct 2013 Research Associate at the Institut of Social and Cultual Anthropology, FU Berlin


Research and Teaching Interests

  • Anthropology of Religion (esp. Islam),
  • Anthropology of Schools and Education,
  • Urban Anthropology,
  • Transnationalism and Migration,
  • Anthropology of Globalization.

Regional Focus:
Tanzania, Turkey and migratory contexts in Germany.

Current Research Project:
Beyond Classrooms. Education and Ethics in Schools of the Gülen Movement in Urban Tanzania.



Academic Qualifications

09/2013–

Research Associate with Teaching Duties (“Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin”), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin.

09/2012–

PhD Student in Social & Cultural Anthropology at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin. Dissertation: Beyond Classrooms. Education and Ethics in Schools of the Gülen Movement in Urban Tanzania.

04/2006–04/2012

Magister in Social & Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. Thesis: 'Living in Hizmet'. The formation of a pious subject in living communities of the Gülen Movement.

09/2005–03/2006

Université Paris IV-Sorbonne (Erasmus Scholarship), Ethnology and Religious Studies.

01/2005–08/2005

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (DAAD Free Mover Scholarship), Sociology and Political Sciences.

04/2003–01/2005

Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany), Social & Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studie


Other Professional Experiences

05/2012–09/2012

Desk officer at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Division: Intercultural Dialogue and German Islam Conference, Berlin.

03/2010–12/2010

Freelancer at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, planning and realization of the fieldwork in Berlin for a qualitative study on Muslim converts in Germany.

11/2009–12/2009

Student Assistance of Prof. Esra Özyürek, University of San Diego during her fieldwork stay in Berlin.

06/2009–07/2009

Referee on Islam and Migration for the training courses of the Goethe Institute Berlin.

03/2009

Freelancer for the website of the German Islam Conference.

02/2008–05/2012

Freelancer at Elişi Evi e.V., Intercultural Association for Women and Girls, organization and realization of learning opportunities for girls, Berlin.


Memberships

  • Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

Summer Term 2016

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, BA Level: Youth and Future; Hopes, Anxieties, and Aspirations in the African Context

Summer Term 2014

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, BA Level: Methods in Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Summer Term 2014

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, BA Level: Religiously Motivated Schools.

Winterterm 2013/14

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, MA Level: Religion, Migration, and Spacial Mobility.

Research Skills and Experiences

03/2013–05/2013, 08/2013–10/2013

Exploratory ethnographic fieldwork about the Gülen-inspired Feza Schools in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

01/2011–09/2011

Ethnographic fieldwork for the Master thesis on living communities of the Gülen Movement in Germany, Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin.

10/2007–10/2009

Ethnographic fieldwork on the Gülen Movement in Germany, done periodically within two years as preparatory research for the Master thesis, Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin.

Publications

2017, forthcoming

Ethik und Praxis in Wohngemeinschaften der Gülen Bewegung. Berlin: Weißensee Verlag.

2017

Die Gülen-Bewegung. Entstehung und Entwicklung eines muslimischen Netzwerks In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (ApuZ) 9-10: 30-35. Online: https://www.bpb.de/apuz/243031/die-guelen-bewegung-entstehung-und-entwicklung-eines-muslimischen-netzwerks

2017

A “Golden Generation”? Framing the Future among Senior Students at Gülen-inspired Schools in Urban Tanzania. In: Stambach, A. and Hall K. (eds.): Youth and the Politics of Possibility: Anthropological Perspectives on Student Futures. New York: Palgrave, 51-67.

2016

Hansjörg Dilger and Kristina Dohrn (Hg), in Collaboration with International Women Space: Living in Refugee Camps in Berlin: Women's Perspectives and Experiences. Berliner Beiträge zur Ethnologie, Bd. 40. Weißensee Verlag Berlin

2016

Kristina Dohrn and Hansjörg Dilger: Engaging Anthropology in the “Refugee Crisis” in Berlin – The Need for New Collaborations in Teaching and Research. In: Hansjörg Dilger and Kristina Dohrn (Hg), in Collaboration with International Women Space: Living in Refugee Camps in Berlin: Women's Perspectives and Experiences. Berliner Beiträge zur Ethnologie, Bd. 40. Weißensee Verlag Berlin, pp 9-11.

2014

Translocal Ethics: Hizmet Teachers and the Formation of Gülen-inspired Schools in Urban Tanzania. Sociology of Islam, 1 (3-4): 233-256.

Presentations

10/2016

Negotiating Future Pathways for the Gülen Movement in Tanzania. Presentation at the Workshop “The Gülen Movement and the Coup of July 15th in Turkey”, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, USA).

07/2016

Learning Morality – Embodying Virtues: Negotiating Moral Education among Female Students at Gülen-inspired Schools in Dar es Salaam. Presentation at the Summer School
“Christians and Muslims in Africa. Towards a Framework for the Study of Multi-Religious Settings”, Zentrum Moderner Orient (Berlin).

05/2016

Gülen-inspired Education in Tanzania: Actors, Pedagogies,Responses. Presentation at the conference “Trans-l Encounters: Religious Education and Islamic Popular Culture in Asia and the Middle East”, Philipps Universität Marburg.

01/2014

Media Practices in a Translocal Field: Identity and Piety among Hizmet Teachers in Urban Tansania. Presentation at the conference “Media and Religion: The Global View”. Center for Media, Religion, and Culture, University of Colorado, USA.

08/2013

New Islamic Actors in Sub-Saharan Africa: Teachers of the Gülen Movement tell their Stories. Presentation at the summer school “(Re-)Configurations of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Summer School on Islamic Practices, Imaginations, Groups, and Actors in the African Context”. Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin.

02/2012

From Selves to Publics: New Cartographies of Religious Practice in Berlin. Presentation during the theme days of the project “Global Prayers. Redemption and Liberation in the City”, a project by Haus der Kulturen der Welt, European University Viadrina, Metro Zones and Forum Transregionale Studien, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.