Project Leader: Religious Reform, Faith-Based Development and the Public Sphere in Sub-Saharan Africa (Lagos, Dar es Salaam and Cape Town)
Hansjörg Dilger is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology with a specialization in the anthropology of religion and medical anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. His research on Pentecostal churches and revivalist Muslim organizations in urban Tanzania has focused on the dynamics of religious-moral belonging and processes of spatialization and institutionalization in religiously diverse settings. His current research in Dar es Salaam explores how experiences and practices of moral learning in ‘new’ Christian and Islamic schools can be analysed by using a theoretical and methodological framework that transcends the established boundaries between the Anthropologies of Christianity and Islam. In the framework of the Collaborative Research Centre “Affective Societies” at Freie Universität Berlin, he is Principal Investigator of the research project “Embodied Emotions and Affective Belonging in the Context of Migration: Sufi Centres and (New) Pentecostal Churches in Berlin”.