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.

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

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”.

SoSe 2016

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

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

2017, forthcoming

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

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.


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.