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Amtul Shaheen, M.A.

Short Biography

since 2020 Doctoral researcher and Lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Cologne 

2019-2020 Lecturer (parental leave replacement) at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Cologne

2018-2019 Visiting student and fieldwork at the Institute of Ethnology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, PR China (Scholarship by the Chinese Scholarship Council)

2017-2019 Project Coordinator Excellence Forum "CHINA global: ideas, value, practices" (DFG funded) at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Cologne

2017  Summer School and Fieldwork in Northwest China, organized by the Institute of Ethnology (in Chinese), Lanzhou University, PR China (Promos-DAAD Scholarship)

2016-2017 Project Coordinator Diversity and Inclusion at the Department of the development volunteer service weltwärts at Engagement Global gGmbH, Bonn 

2015 Magistra Artium in Sinology/Modern China (major), French Philology, Information Processing and Islamic Studies at the University of Cologne 

2014-2015 Research Assistant at DLR- Project Management Agency, European and International Cooperation, Bonn

2008-2009 Chinese Language Study at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, PR China (Scholarship by DAAD/Chinese Scholarship Council)

 

Thematic Interests and Regional Focus

Anthropology of China, Modernity and Globalization, Diaspora, Religion (Islam), Morality, Secularism, Gender and Identity, Multireligious and Multiethnic societies, Development Anthropology

China, Taiwan, Chinese Diaspora

Research Projects

"An Ethnographic Study on the Globalisation of Chinese Islam in Taiwan" (Working Title Ph.D. Project)

"China's northwestern women's mosques between state, religion and modernity" (2017-2019)