Kristina Dohrn

Kristina Dohrn

Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Arbeitsbereich Prof. Dilger)

Aufgabenbereich

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

Adresse Postadresse: Landoltweg 9-11 Büroadresse: Thielallee 52
Raum 103
14195 Berlin
Telefon (030) 838 62892
Fax (030) 838 52382
E-Mail kristina.dohrn@fu-berlin.de

Research Associate and Lecturer, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin
Doctoral Candidate, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin
German Anthropological Association Press Officer


Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Anthropology of Religion,
  • 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.


Memberships

  • German Anthropological Association
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists
  • Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies


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 (Grade: 1,3).

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

Presentations

04/2016

Mobility as Destiny: Female Hizmet Teachers at Gülen-inspired Schools in Urban Tanzania. Presentation at the Workshop “Mobile Muslim Professionals: Transregional Connectedness and (Non-State) Cooperation in Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East”, Humboldt Universität Berlin.

08/2014

Post-Islamist Practices between Turkey and Tanzania: A Perspective on teachers and Businessmen inspired by Fethullah Gülen. Presentation at the World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey.

06/2014

Educating the future generation: Imaginations and practices of hizmet teachers in urban Tanzania. Presentation at the international Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD), Universität Bayreuth.

01/2014

Media Practices in a Translocal Field: Identity and Piety among Hizmet Teachers in Urban Tanzania. 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.

Scholarships

01/2015–03/2015

DAAD PhD scholarship for field research in Tanzania.

09/2012–09/2013

DFG scholarship for doctoral studies at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin.

09/2005–03/2006

Erasmus scholarship for an exchange semester at the Université Paris IV-Sorbonne (France).

01/2005–07/2005

DAAD Free Mover scholarship for an exchange semester at the Boğazici University Istanbul (Turkey).

Organization of Workshops and Summer School

04/2016

Organization of the workshop “On Crisis”, a workshop on crisis, temporality and subjectivity in the work of Ruth Mas. Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies & Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin.

02/2016

Organization of the workshop “Doing Anthropology of Religion. Emotions in the Field” in the framework of the working group “Anthropology of Religion” at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin.

Other Academic Activities

10/2015–

Press Officer and advisory board member of the German Anthropological Association (DGV).

04/2014–

Coordination of the working group “Anthropology of Religion” at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin.

10/2012–09/2013

Representative of the doctoral students and board member at the Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin.

Training Courses

10/2013-07/2016

Workshops and training courses in academic teaching and lecturing, certificate from the academic teaching qualification program at Freie Universität Berlin “Support für die Lehre”.

05/2016

Training course on press and public relations, Training Center at Freie Universität Berlin.

06/2010

Training course for Women Projects in Berlin at the Psychiatric University Hospital Berlin “Suicide rates and suicide prevention for the case of Turkish women in Berlin”.

WiSe 2015/16

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, BA Level: On the Situation of Women Refugees in Refugee Camps in Berlin. Challenges of Ethnographic Research.

WiSe 2015/16

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, MA Level: Religion in the Neoliberal Age.

SoSe 2015

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, BA Level: Transnational Muslim Networks.

SoSe 2014

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

SoSe 2014

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

SoSe 2013/14

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

Research Skills and Experiences

09/2015–10/2015

Ethnographic fieldwork on Tanzanian graduates at Gülen-inspired universities in Turkey (Istanbul and Kayseri).

03/2013–05/2013, 08/2013–10/2013, 08/2014-04/2015

Ethnographic fieldwork on Gülen-inspired 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

2016, forthcoming

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.

2016, forthcoming

Ethik und Praxis in Wohngemeinschaften der Gülen Bewegung. Berlin: Weißensee Verlag.
2014
Translocal Ethics: Hizmet Teachers and the Formation of Gülen-inspired Schools in Urban Tanzania. Sociology of Islam, 1 (3-4): 233-256.