Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

 

                            FUNDING SLIDER

Women's Pathways to Professionalization in Muslim Asia: Reconfiguring Religious Knowledge, Gender, and Connectivity

 

This project addresses the contemporary religion-profession nexus in Asia’s Muslim societies from the vantage point of vocational professionalization through religious knowledge. While empirically obvious, theoretical and conceptual clarity pertaining to this nexus is lacking. The project intends to bring forward exactly this. It links empirical observations of applied religious knowledge and the conceptualization of professionalization, examined through case studies from Southeast and Central Asia. The lens it looks through is intentionally gender-sensitive, exploring how Muslim women in Asia actively and creatively participate in the production and dissemination of religious knowledge and the formation of new knowledge societies through participation in social activism and the global economy on multiple scales.

 

Funded research period: 36 months

 

The project is funded by DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT (DFG) and is part of the SHAPING ASIA network.

 


RESEARCH TEAM
 

Project Leaders:      Prof. Dr. Claudia Derichs and Prof. Dr. Manja Stephan-Emmrich

Post-Doc:               Dr. Faiza

Student Assistant:   David Amiri (B.A.)

 

 


NEWS

 

Feature in the #5 Issue of the IAAW Newsletter (Juli 2019) – Focus Section on Mediated Politics an the Populist Political Style: https://www.projekte.hu-berlin.de/de/newsletteriaaw/women2019s-pathways-to-professionalization-in-muslim-asia.pdf

 

 


PUBLICATIONS

 

Derichs, Claudia / Stephan-Emmrich, Manja [2016]: Mobile Muslim Professionals: Transregional Connectivities; in: Contemporary Patterns in Transregional Islam. Middle East Institute, Posted 08 Dec. (https://www.mei.edu/publications/mobile-muslim-professionals-transregional-connectivities).

 

 


PROJECT-RELATED PUBLIC EVENTS / CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS

 

14/15. April 2016 Workshop: Mobile Muslim Professionals: Trans-regional Connectedness and (Non-State) Cooperation in Asia and the Middle East (Centre for Global Cooperation Research).

26/27. August 2021 Workshop: Religious knowledge, women and Muslim professionalism

 


PROJECT-RELATED TEACHING

Summer Term 2021

  • Hajjas, Gelehrte, Unternehmerinnen: Eine Rekonfiguration von weiblicher Mobilität, Islam und Wissen aus transregionaler Perspektive
  • Professional advocacy and activism: case study of a transregional network

Summer Term 2020

 

Winter Term 2019/2020

 

Summer Term 2019 

 

 

 


ASSOCIATED PHD PROJECTS

 

 

 


COOPERATION PARTNERS