Dr. Mehmet T. Kalender

Post-doctoral researcher at the chair of Prof. Dr. Alexander-Kenneth Nagel (Department III: Cultural Sociology)

Research interests:

  • Formation and Practice of 'liberal' Islam in Germany
  • Interfaith activities, gardens of religions, plural spatial arrangements
  • Systematic interests: religious situations, religion and space, constructions of tradition and authority, materiality of religion
  • Methodological interests: qualitative methods in the study of religion, especially social scientific ethnography and thick description

Teaching interests:

  • Religion in spatial theoretical perspective
  • Materiality of religion/religious object culture
  • Introduction to qualitative methods in social science research on religion
  • Religious practice, especially in the field of Islam
  • Creation and codification process of the Quran