Jens Schönstedt

Jens Schönstedt, M.A.

Research Associate

FAU Research Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (FAU EZIRE)

Bohlenplatz 6
91054 Erlangen

Office hours

on appointment

Personal details

seit 2024 Research Associate, FAU Research Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (FAU EZIRE)
2019-2023 M.A. Middle Eastern Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
2014-2019 B.Sc. Geography, University of Münster

Research profile

  • Collective memory and identity formations in superdiverse societies
  • Migration and transregional networks
  • Anthropology and history of Islam in Europe
  • Oral history; biographical research
  • Cartography; story mapping


  • together with Linke, T. et al. (2024): Germany (country survey). In: Akgönül, A. et al. (Hg.): Yearbook of Muslims in Europe (15). Leiden: Brill. 282-298.
  • together with Jonker, G. et al. (2022): Turkish Mosque Archives in Industrial Towns in Southern Germany. An Ethnographic Survey. Journal of Muslims in Europe. 11(3). 369-386. DOI:


  • eight thematic and topographic maps. In: Hartung, J.-P. (2024): The Pashtun Borderland. A Religious and Cultural History of the Taliban. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.