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KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2017 & 2019
Resident Fellow, Center for Media, Religion, and Culture (CMRC), University of Colorado, Boulder

Susanne Stadlbauer was rewarded a Ph.D. with a dissertation titled Displaced Islamic Identities: Language, Time, and Space in a Post 9/11 America in 2012. Since 2013, she has been Resident Fellow at the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture (CMRC), University of Colorado, Boulder, and has been working on issues such as media theory, digital religion, hypermediation, media ambivalence, and digital social movements. From 2010 onwards, Susanne Stadlbauer has taken various teaching responsibilities and has been lead coordinator for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Wyoming.

Susanne Stadlbauer's research interests cover the ethnography of religious communities, digital media, media practice, new social and religious movements in social media and offline, Islam in the media, media anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. Most recently she has been working on projects involving theoretical considerations of sociological and anthropological approaches to religious conversions and on an ethnography of conversions of present-day Muslim refugees to Christianity.

Education

  • Ph.D., Sociocultural Linguistics University of Colorado, Boulder, 2012
  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2005
  • B.A., Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2003

KHK-Fellowships

Duration: October 2017 to January 2018
Project: Forced Migration and Emergent Identities in a Networked Age: Muslim Refugees Converting to Christianity in Northern Germany

Duration: October 2019 to March 2020
Project: Religious Conversions between Asia and Europe: A Semiotic, Historical, and Digital Approach to Religious Contacts