Prof. Patrick Eisenlohr (University of Göttingen)

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Patrick Eisenlohr is Professor of Anthropology, Chair for Society and Culture of Modern India at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. He heads the research group "Society and Culture in Modern India" at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS). He obtained a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and previously held positions at Utrecht University, Washington University in St. Louis, and New York University. He is the author of Little India: Diaspora, Time and Ethnolinguistic Belonging in Hindu Mauritius. (University of California Press, 2006), and Sounding Islam: Voice, Media, and Sonic Atmospheres in an Indian Ocean World (University of California Press, 2018).

Patrick Eisenlohr on his book Sounding Islam, 8 October 2018:

Patrick Eisenlohr works in the field of the anthropology of religion and media anthropology, particularly on transnational Hindu and Muslim networks in Mauritius and India. He is interested in how media practices shape situations of ethnic and religious plurality, and how they contribute to the non-deliberative and everyday dimensions of citizenship. Most recently, he has done research on the sonic dimensions of religion and how these constitute atmospheric and other felt dimensions of religion and religious belonging.

He is engaged in a project on urban religion in Mumbai, focusing on media practices in various religious settings among Muslims in the city. The research addresses the interconnections between the urbanism of Mumbai as a “global city,” media uses and circulation, and religious aspirations.

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