Dr. Natalie Lang
Dr Natalie Lang is an anthropologist with research interests in religion, migration, diaspora, and cities. Her doctoral thesis was awarded the Frobenius Research Award. She is the author of Religion and Pride: Hindus in Search of Recognition in La Réunion (Berghahn Books, 2021), and she co-edits the research blog CoronAsur: Religion and Covid-19.
Natalie was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Religion and Globalisation Cluster and the Asian Urbanisms Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and an Associated Junior Fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt. She is also affiliated to the Centre d’études et de recherches sur l’Inde, l’Asie du Sud et sa diaspora at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Natalie holds a PhD in Anthropology/Social Sciences from the University of Göttingen, an MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a BA in South Asian Studies from the University of Heidelberg.
Lang, Natalie. 2021. Religion and Pride: Hindus in Search of Recognition in La Réunion. New York: Berghahn Books.
Lang, Natalie. 2022. "For a 'beautiful' religion without 'buzz': Hinduism, Facebook, gender, and status in La Reunion", Journal of Contemporary Religion, 37(1): 51-70.
Lang, Natalie. 2022. "Religious Creolization and Differentiation: 'Double Religiosity', Generation, and Recognition of Hindus in La Réunion", Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions, 197: 35-58.
Lang, Natalie. 2020. "Learning death rituals from scratch: the search for meaning and recognition of Hindus on Réunion", Paideuma, 66:151-69.
Lorea, Carola E., Neena Mahadev, Natalie Lang & Ningning Chen. 2022. "Religion and the COVID-19 pandemic: mediating presence and distance", Religion, 52(2): 177-198.
Lang, Natalie. 2022. "Religion and senses of place", South Asian Diaspora.
Lang, Natalie. 2021. "Aspirational Pride: Tamil Hindus in Search of Recognition in La Réunion", ARIscope, National University of Singapore.
Lang, Natalie. 2020. "Religion and Covid-19 under observation: the Asia-focused research blogCoronAsur", Religious Matters in an Entangled World, Utrecht University.
Lang, Natalie. 2020. "Saint Corona, CoronAsur, and Corona Devi: New Embodiments of the Relationship between Religion and Disease", CoronAsur: Religion and COVID-19, National University of Singapore.
Lang, Natalie. 2020. "Itching to See the Goddess: Anthropological Questions on Religious Practice during a Pandemic", CoronAsur: Religion and COVID-19, National University of Singapore.