Dr. Arndt-Walter Emmerich, 2019-2021
Emmerich is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Weber Institute for Sociology at
the University of Heidelberg , studying intercultural and interreligious
encounters between Jews and Muslims in Germany. Prior to that, he was a
Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and
Ethnic Diversity and a Research Officer with the Changing Structures of Islamic
Authority project at the University of Oxford. Using a variety of qualitative
research methods, he has focused on generational and institutional
transformations within mosque communities in Germany and Britain. He also
investigated the negotiation process of Germany's first Muslim-Christian
kindergarten and the role of interreligious brokerage in rural Germany. In his
book, “Islamic Movements in India”, he drew on insights from political
sociology, social movement theory and Islamic studies to analyse the ways
religious groups utilize spiritual, material and organizational strategies for
collective action, community development and political alignment. Emmerich has
taught courses in cultural sociology, social theory, development studies and
qualitative research methods. He holds an MPhil and DPhil in International
Development from the University of Oxford and a BA in Sociology from the
University of Essex.
- Dis/trusted partners: local Mosque activism during the German refugee crisis (completed)
- ORA Joint Research Project ENCOUNTERS · Muslim-Jewish encounter, diversity & distance in urban Europe: Religion, culture and social model
Emmerich, A. 2020, Islamic movements in India: moderation and its discontents, London: Routledge.
Emmerich, A. Forthcoming, "Language change and persistence within Turkish mosques in Germany", Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
Emmerich, A. 2022, “Germany’s first Muslim-Christian kindergarten: Temporalities multiplicities and processes in interreligious dialogue”, Social Compass, 69 (4).
Emmerich, A. 2020, “Salafi Youth Activism in Britain: A Social Movement Perspective”, Journal of Muslims in Europe, 9(3), 373-303.
Emmerich, A. 2019, “Political education and legal pragmatism of Muslim organizations in India. A study of the changing nature of Muslim minority politics”, Asian Survey, 59(3), 451-473.