Migrant and Minority Politics
Between 2018-2020, I conducted an extensive multi-sited ethnographic study among Jewish and Muslim interfaith actvists in the UK. Even though public media portrays Jewish and Muslim communities at odds, especially vis-à-vis the Israel-Palestine conflict, this study explores Jewish-Muslim interfaith initiatives to analyse this process of realignment as female migrants and minorities come together vis-à-vis political and social transformations in a growing Islamaphobic and antisemitic Europe.
I am also co-founder of “Migration, Religion and Medicine at State Margins - A German-Israeli Research Network”, funded by the DAAD Centre for German Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (together with Hansjörg Dilger, Claudia Liebelt, Ben Kasstan and Nurit Stadler). This interdisciplinary research network crosses disciplinary boundaries between social sciences, humanities and law as well as international domains to examine the nexus of medicine, religion and migration today. Our collaborators are based at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Technion: Israel Institute of Technology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Freie Universität Berlin, University of Bayreuth, and the Max Planck Institute.