Dr. Arndt-Walter Emmerich
Emmerich was a sociologist and Research Fellow in the Department of Religious Diversity. Prior to this, Arndt was a Qualitative Research Officer at the Oxford Department of International Development, working for the “Changing Structures of Islamic Authority” project.. In his recently published monograph “Islamic Movements in India - Moderation and its Discontents”, Arndt conducted long-term participatory research within an assertive Islamic movement in the five Indian states, drawing on insights from political sociology, social movement theory, and studies on political Islam to analyze the ways in which Islamic movements participate in the democratic process, negotiate with the secular state, and align with other Muslim and non-Muslim groups. He holds a DPhil and MPhil from the University of Oxford and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Essex. Arndt is now postdoctoral researcher at the Max Weber Institute for Sociology at the University of Heidelberg.