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

seit 1.10.2013  Wiss.Mitarbeiterstelle am Institut für Ethnologie der 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.


Memberships

  • 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


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.

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.


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

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

Scholarships

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).

Publications

2014, forthcoming

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

2013, in print

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

Presentations

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.