PhD Project (2022–2024): Development of a Post-Migrant Muslim Identity (Research Area Migration)
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My project investigates the contemporary Muslim identity in Europe. It will analyse state representatives with a Muslim background in Germany in order to analyse the self-understanding of Muslims, specifically. It aims to assess the meaning of Islam for such actors and their self-understanding about their religion in light of global discourses about the role of religion in society. It will examine possible changes to their religious self-understanding when they undergo a professional socialisation process. The main research question is how do religious traditions and customs (Überlieferungen) of Islam take shape in post-migrant Germany? How does the post-migrant setting in Germany influence the religious self-understanding, being itself under constant transformation involving local and global influences? This project employs biographical methodological approaches and post-modern theoretical approaches in establishing how contemporary self-understandings of religious identity transform over the life course.