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Doctoral Candidates

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 (Prof. Dr. P. Ivanov)

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

Leonie Benker

Giorgio Brocco

Doktorand / PhD Candidate (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger)

Doctoral research: "Trajectories of Albinism: Subjectivities, Experiences, and Narratives in Tanzania"

Giorgio Brocco

Lu Chen

Doktorandin / PhD candidate (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger)

PhD research on "The Moving Temples: A Study on the Religious Organizations of Fishermen in the Eastern Part of Tai Lake"

Chen Lu

Florin Cristea

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

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Sara El-Dayekh

Doctoral canidate (prof. Dr. Thomas Stodulka)

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

Swalih Eratta Parambil

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

Doctoral reserach "Everyday Ethics: Life of Two Key Texts in the Islamic Everyday Life among Mapplias in Contemporary Kerala, South India"

Eratta Parambil

Raffaele Gallo

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

Raffaele Gallo photo

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“

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


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


Erin Kelso

by 1st April 2021: Research Associate and PhD Candidate (Dr. Jügen Schaflechner)

Reserach within VW project "The Populism of the Precarious: Marginalization, Mobilization, and Mediatization of South Asia's Religious Minorities"


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"

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"

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

Simon Mutebi

Doktorand / PhD candidate (Funding: DAAD) (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger)

Doctoral Research (compl. 2020): "Subjective Experiences and Practices of Sexual Performance Concerns Among Young Men in Mwanza City, Tanzania"

+49 30 838 50255

Simon Mutebi

Ursula Probst

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin (Vertretungsstelle) und Doktorandin (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger)

Promotionsforschung: "Grauzonen der Freizügigkeit. Migration, kommerzialisierte Sexualität und (ost-)europäische Körper in Berlin"

+49 30 838 69521

Ursula Probst

Lauren Reid

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

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

Lauren Reid photo

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"

Irina Savu Cristea photo

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


Vanessa Pia von Stülpnagel

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

Die (gem)einsame Arbeit an der Depression. Eine Ethnografie zum Krankheits- und Therapieerleben in der stationären Psychiatrie.

Svenja Wiebke Ursula Thornau

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

PhD Project "Zwischen Stigmatisierung und disease comfort - ­Krankheitskonzepte und ihre Implikationen für Psychiatrieerfahrene"

Svenja Thornau photo

Anitha Tingira

Doktorandin/Doct. candidate (DAAD) (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger)

Doctoral Research "Provision and Utilization of Maternal Health Services in Lalta Ward, Tanzania: Women's and Health Workers' Experiences"

+49 30 838 50255


Mechthild von Vacano

PhD Candidate (Prof. Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler)

Doctoral Research: "Livelihoods, life conduct, subjectivities - a psychological-anthropological approach to work in Jakarta, Indonesia " (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler)


Martin Wertenbruch

Doktorand (Prof. Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler)

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

Martin Wertenbruch
Berlin Southern Theory Lecture