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Doctoral Candidates

Karoline Buchner

Research Associate (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger)

+49 30 838 61496

Aleksei Akseshin

Doktorand / Doct. candidate (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger)

Doctoral research on "The Infrastructure of a minority: Salvation and Disconnectedness in Sharia"

Aleksei Akseshin

Shadman Ardalanrad

Doctoral Candidate/ PhD Candidate (Prof. Dr. Anita von Poser)

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Alexandra Bauer

Doktorandin / PhD candidate (Dr. Anita von Poser), Elsa-Neumann-Fellowship

Research on: "Lebensgeschichten multi-rassifizierter Frauen der koreanischen Nachfolgegenerationen in Deutschland"

Kathrin Bauer

by 1st Oct 2018: Research Associate and PhD candidate (Prof. Dr. Röttger-Rössler)

Research on: Diversity or Disfunction. Bio-social-cultural Influences on Life with ADHD (traits) in two Colombian Communities.

+49 30 838 66041

Julia Nina Baumann

Doktorandin / PhD candidate (Prof. Dr. Thomas Stodulka)

PhD Project: "Manouvering in Academic Cultures: The Ethnographer’s Emotional Labor in Greedy Institutions"


Leonie Benker

Doktorandin / Doct. candidate (PD Dr. Jonas Bens)

Doctoral research on "Zur Entstehung eines ‚post-postkolonialen‘ political imaginary in Uganda"

Leonie Benker

Tirthankar Chakraborty

Doctoral Candidate (Prof. Dr. Anita von Poser)

Research - ‘Pedagogy of Fear’: An Ethnohistorical study of the institutionalisation of fear to create a subservient citizenry.

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Florin Cristea

Research associate and PhD candidate (Prof. Dr. Thomas Stodulka)

DFG project: Afflicted Minds – ‘Madness’, Morality, and Emotions in rural Bali (and Timor)

+49 30 838 55444

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Sara El-Dayekh

Doctoral candidate (Prof. Dr. Thomas Stodulka)

Doctoral Research on "What do migrant divorcees in Germany cry about when they cry their divorce? A sensitive look at post-divorce loss(es) and disenfranchised grief"


Cornelia Ertl

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin im SFB 1171 und Doktorandin (Prof. Dr. Sandra Calkins)

Mitarbeit im Teilprojekt A07: Pflanzen berühren. Affektive Begegnungen im Botanischen Garten und Museum der Freien Universität Berlin

Raffaele Gallo

Doktorand/ PhD candidate (Prof. Dr. Thomas Stodulka)

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Asli Gücin

Doctoral candidate (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger)

Doctoral Research on "Assimilation by Dispossession: Eco-Political Implications of Transforming the Sacred Nature of Dersim"

Sarah Hartmann

Doktorandin (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger)

Doctoral Research: The Role of Islam in the Informal Education Sector - An Ethnographic Study of Private Tutoring Centers in Egypt

Sarah Hartmann

Anna Helfer

PhD candidate at Freie Universität/ Leibniz Institut Moderner Orient (Prof. Dr. Kai Kresse)

PhD Project "Recent debates on the idea of Negritude in Dakar's Contemporary Art: Appropriation and Demarcation Processes as an Artistic Strategy of a Decolonial Practice" (working title)

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Leilani Hermiasih

Doktorandin / PhD candidate (Prof. Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler)

PhD project „Råså in Java Today: Feeling through Learning/ Learning through Feeling Traditional Music as a Cosmopolitan Local“

Annett Hoffmann

Doctoral canddate (Prof. Dr. Thoams Stodulka)

Doctoral research: Methoden Kinderzentrierter Forschungen: Zwischen Kunst und Wissenschaft

Liese Hoffmann

Doctoral Candidate & Lecturer in Swahili

Doctoral Research: "Politics and Meanings of School in Post-Colonial, Coastal Kenya" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger)

Brandaan Huigen

Doctoral candidate (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger), DAAD-Fellowship

Doctoral research: "This is dangerous property: Crime and the social life of things in South Africa"

+49 30 838 50255


Iftikhar Hussain

Doctoral candidate (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger)

PhD Research on "Divided Families and Belonging in Kargil"


Suzana Jovicic

Doktorandin/ PhD candidate (Prof. Dr. Thomas Stodulka)


Susanne Jung

Research Assistant & Doctoral Candidate

Doctoral Research: "Sozialisation von Emotionen in einer indonesischen Gesellschaft" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Röttger-Rössler)

+49 30 838 51680


Eva Sophia Kirmes

Doktorandin /Doctoral candidate (Prof. Dr. Stephanie Schütze)

Doctoral research: Aspirations for socio-ecological transformation – Indigenous women’s collective action for food sovereignty and anticipation of climate change

Eva Kirmes

Lotte Knote

Doktorandin / PhD candidate (Prof. Dr. Kai Kresse)

Doctoral research: "A feminist political ecology of seaweed farming: gendered livelihood strategies in aquaculture in the Western Indian ocean"

Henrike Kraul

Research Assistant and PhD candidate (Prof. Dr. Claudia Liebelt), Library Officer

PhD project: “Dressing the Self – Formations of (bi)sexual and gender identities in Copenhagen, Denmark”

+49 30 838 55926


Anne Kukuczka

Research Associate & Doctoral Candidate (Prof. Dr. Claudia Liebelt)

Binyamin Lawal

Doktorand / PhD candidate (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger); Förderung: Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies / DAAD

PhD Research on "Expansion of the Sacred into the Public Space: Spatial Contestation between Muslims and Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria"

Binyamin Lawal

Bin Li

Doktorand /Doct. candidate (Prof. Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler)

Research on "Exploring the New Chinese Community in Japan: A Study of Ikebukuro’s Chinese Community"

Li Bin

Jingyi Li

Doktorandin/ PhD candidate (Prof. Dr. Thomas Stodulka)

PhD Project "Belonging in Migration: Korean Chinese as International Laborers"


Kristina Mashimi (geb. Dohrn)

Doctoral Candidate & Research Associate (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger) (on leave till 31 May 2021, substituted by Ursula Probst)

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

+49 30 838 62892

Kristina Dohrn

Ernest Moronda

Doctoral candidate (PD Dr. Paola Ivanov)

Doctoral research on "An Ethnography: Re-Conceptualisation of Zanzibar Stone Town World Cultural Heritage Site"

Angela Robin Murtha

Doktorandin / PhD candidate (Prof. Dr. Thomas Stodulka)

PhD Project: “The (Re)building of Trust: A Case Study of Refugees Living in Germany”

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Maximilian Aaron Müller

Doctoral Candidate (Prof. Dr. Anita von Poser)

Project: Affects and Processes of Institutionalization in Vietnamese Carescapes of Berlin

+49 30 838 67761

Severin Penger

PhD Candidate (Prof. Dr. Claudia Liebelt)

Research Project: “Traces of a City: Tattoos in Naples”


Lauren Reid

Doktorandin/ PhD candidate (Prof. Dr. Thomas Stodulka)

DokPhD Project "Thinking Beyond the Final Frontier: Cosmic Futures in Thailand"

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Martin Rönnau

Doktorand / doctoral candidate (Prof. Dr. Röttger-Rössler)

Promotionsforschung: „Zwischen Geistern und Neuronen — zur spirituellen Kompetenz in der psychotherapeutischen Integration psychedelischer Erfahrungen"

Martin Rönnau

Stephanie Salzhuber

Doktorandin (Prof. Dr. Thomas Stodulka)

Promotionsforschung: Das koloniale Erbe Mauritius - Prozesse der Be- und Entmächtigung der Kreolischen Community

Irina Savu Cristea

Doktorandin/ PhD candidate (Prof. Dr. Thomas Stodulka)

PhD Project "Emotional regimes, personhood, and self-making practices among young women in North Bali – Pedagogies of self meet collaborative methodologies"

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Janne von Seggern

Doktorandin / PhD candidate (Dr. Anita von Poser), DAAD Scholarship

PhD Research: Adaptation to Climate Change from a Fijian Perspective: Local Negotiations of International Education Policies such as Education for Sustainable Development


Martin Wertenbruch

Doktorand (Prof. Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler)

Promotionsforschung: Was fühlst du? Geteilte Gefühle in einer 9. Gesamtschulklasse

Martin Wertenbruch

Simon Mutebi

Assoziiertes Mitglied der Arbeitsstelle Medical Anthropology I Global Health

Lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Dar es Salaam

Simon Mutebi

Grace Lanek Oroma

PH Candidate (Prof. Dr. Dilger)

Research topic: "Care and care practices during and after Ebola outbreaks: An ethnographic study of frontline health workers and Ebola survivors of the Ebola outbreak in Gulu in 2000/01, Uganda"


Carlos Rocha

Research Associate (Prof. Hansjörg Dilger)

Project: "A journey to master infections: an ethnography about capacity building on infection prevention and control (IPC) travelling to Guinea and Ivory Coast"

Niu Zhou

Doktorand / Doct. candidate (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger)

Doctoral research "COVID-19 at the Chinese Border: Ethnographic Research on a Border City in Yunnan"

Zhou Niu

Erin Kelso

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin und Doktorandin (Dr. Jürgen Schaflechner)

Mitarbeit in dem VW-Freigeist-Projekt "The Populism of the Precarious: Marginalization, Mobilization, and Mediatization of South Asia's Religious Minorities"

Berlin Southern Theory Lecture