Head of Junior Research Group serves as Acting Professor in Leipzig

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Hatem Elliesie is Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and Head of Junior Research Group at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU). During the summer semester 2021 is serving as Acting Professor for Islamic Law at the Institute of Oriental Studies at the University of Leipzig:

“I am delighted by the opportunities offered by both positions – at the University of Leipzig and at FAU in Erlangen – to strengthen ties between these two major universities and the MPI for Social Anthropology,” says Elliesie.

Since February this year Hatem Elliesie is Head of Junior Research Group at the Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE) in the project “Qualitative Milieu Research” which looks at identity-shaping practices and subcultural lifestyles in bouncer, martial arts, rap, and shisha bar milieux. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for three years. Through fundamental research the project aims to improve our understanding of clan structures in Germany. How Elliesie says in his one words: “Our goal is to use anthropological methods to gain insights into the lifestyles and everyday practices of the participants in these subcultures. An important aspect is the role of family and ‘clan ties’, and gaining detailed insights into the perspectives of the various family members is essential.”


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