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STS und Umweltethnologie

Die aktuellen Lehr- und Forschungsschwerpunkte des Arbeitsbereichs „STS und Umweltethnologie“ sind die materiellen und soziopolitischen Bedingungen von Wissenschaft im Globalen Süden, humanitäre Biotechnologien und Mangelernährung, Toxizität, sowie Multispezies Studien mit besonderem Fokus auf Pflanzen und Pflanzenforschung.

Religious Diversity in Transnational Context

This site provides an overview of the various research activities that Hansjörg Dilger has initiated and supervised in the field of “religious diversity in transnational context” at FU Berlin. Much of the current research at the institute is oriented towards the exploration of religious diversity in Eastern African cities, but it is equally concerned with the way religious practice and organization have been affected and transformed by processes of globalization in rural and urban places in other parts of Africa and beyond. The main focus of the ongoing work on religion in this research area is on “new” Muslim and Christian organizations, as well as on the reconfiguration of ritual and “traditional” religious practice (including aspects of religious healing) in an interconnected world.

Christian & Muslim FBOs in Urban Africa

This DFG-funded project explores ethnographically how the recent integration of faith-based initiatives (both formal and informal ones) into development activities is embedded in the wider reconfigurations of the public sphere in sub-Saharan Africa and the global resurgence of religion. To investigate the conjuncture of faith and development, we conduct case studies of transnational Christian and Muslim FBOs in three metropoles: Lagos (Nigeria), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Cape Town (South Africa).

SFB 1171 Affective Societies
Berlin Southern Theory Lecture