Nadja-Christina Schneider

Institute for Asian and African Studies
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


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Nadja Christina Schneider

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I am currently professor of Gender and Media Studies for the South Asian Region (GAMS) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (W 2, fixed term). My disciplinary background is in South Asian and Islamic Studies as well as Modern and Contemporary History. I specialize in Area Media Studies. My research interests include cultural and urban studies, mobility and gender, secularism and religion as well as new media configurations. In 2016, I was a visiting professor at Heidelberg University (W 3, Chair of Visual and Media Anthropology) and a Feodor Lynen fellow at the University of Delhi in 2015. In 2019, I was a senior research fellow at the DFG Center for Advanced Studies “Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities” at Leipzig University. I am co-speaker and the HU project leader of the BUA-funded research project “Beyond Social Cohesion – Global Repertoires of Living Together” (RePLITO, 2021-2024). I am the responsible editor of the biannual ezine GAMSzine ( My homepage at IAAW:

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