Doctoral Student

MA, Sociology, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

BA, Political Sciences, Free University, Berlin

My current research concerns the role of emotions and affects in shaping political (secular) subjectivities – with a focus on contemporary public debates about Islam and “new populisms” in Europe, in particular Germany and France (2015-7).

I am also interested in how conflicts about boundaries between the secular and the religious become manifest in spatial settings. For my Master’s thesis, I compared place-making by Muslim and evangelical groups in a Parisian suburb, where I conducted ethnographic field work for 12 months (2014-5).

Prior to graduate training, I worked in a transdisciplinary research project between sociology and literary critique at the Research Centre Affective Societies (Free University, Berlin) exploring affective dynamics of debates on “religious feelings”, for instance in relation to the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.