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.
Tanzania, Turkey and migratory contexts in Germany.
Current Research Project:
Beyond Classrooms. Education and Ethics in Schools of the Gülen Movement in Urban Tanzania.
- German Anthropological Association
- European Association of Social Anthropologists
- Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies
Research Associate with Teaching Duties (“Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin”), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin.
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.
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).
Université Paris IV-Sorbonne (Erasmus Scholarship), Ethnology and Religious Studies.
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul (DAAD Free Mover Scholarship), Sociology and Political Sciences.
Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany), Social & Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studie
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DAAD PhD scholarship for field research in Tanzania.
DFG scholarship for doctoral studies at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin.
Erasmus scholarship for an exchange semester at the Université Paris IV-Sorbonne (France).
DAAD Free Mover scholarship for an exchange semester at the Boğazici University Istanbul (Turkey).
Organization of Workshops and Summer School
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.
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
Press Officer and advisory board member of the German Anthropological Association (DGV).
Coordination of the working group “Anthropology of Religion” at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin.
Representative of the doctoral students and board member at the Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin.
Workshops and training courses in academic teaching and lecturing, certificate from the academic teaching qualification program at Freie Universität Berlin “Support für die Lehre”.
Training course on press and public relations, Training Center at Freie Universität Berlin.
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”.