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Ricarda Stegmann



Ricarda Stegmann is a post-doc researcher and lecturer within the study of religions. Her research interests include orientalism, postcolonial theory, the reception of islamic law among Muslims in Europe as well as contents and forms of contemporary Sufi teachings in Indonesia, North Africa, North America and Europe.

In her book “Entangled Identities. The Grand Mosque of Paris between Algeria and France” published in 2018, she investigates the impact of colonial and postcolonial discourses on contemporary politics and identity constructions among Muslims in France and particularly at the Grand Mosque of Paris.

In her new project “Contemporary Sufi spirituality of the middle classes - global forms and regional peculiarities”, she will analyze religious concepts, forms of institutionalization and dissemination strategies of new Sufi spirituality in Europe, North Africa and Indonesia by evaluating selected authors and their followers. 


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