PD Dr. Nina Clara Tiesler

PD Dr. Nina Clara Tiesler
Im Moore 21
30167 Hannover
Im Moore 21
30167 Hannover
Institut für Soziologie
Stellvertretung der wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter
Masterstudiengang Religion im kulturellen Kontext
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter
Institut für Soziologie


  • Curriculum Vitae


    Venia Legendi for Sociology and Cultural Anthropology


    Habilitationsschrift "Ethnoheterogenesis. The dialectics of hetero- and homogenization in processes of ethnic framing and membership"

    Since December 2013

    Research Fellow and Lecturer in Social Theory, Institute of Sociology, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

    Associated Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (www.ics.ul.pt)

    2008 – 2013

    Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-UL), Centre of Excellence

    2004 – 2008

    Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon(ICS-UL)

    2004 – 2013

    Member of the Research Clusters Identity, Migration and Religion, as well as Families, Lifestyles and Education, and of the Permanent Youth Observatory of the Associated Laboratory of the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology at ICS-UL

    Summer 2006

    Resident Fellow at the Bellagio Dialogue on Migration, Rockefeller's Bellagio Study and Conference Centre (Italy), org. by German Marshall Fund if the USA, funded by Rockefeller Foundation, NYC

    February 2004

    Defence of the doctoral thesis "Home and Enstrangement since 1989. On the New Islamic Presence and the developmental history of Islamic concepts in European settings" (in German) at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Hannover (summa cum laude)

    1999 – 2003

    PhD scholarship, awarded by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Berlin

    December 1998

    Master of Arts in Comparative Studies of Religion, Sociology, and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Hannover


  • Main Areas of Research and Teaching


    Social Theory, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Sport, Sociology of Religion

    Migration Studies

    Migration Experience and Daily Life Cultures; Concepts of Home and Belonging, Collective Subjectivity, Ethnogenesis; Religion and Migration; Sport and Migration

    Globalisation Studies

    Sport Globalisation, Globalisation of Football

    Comparative Studies

    Religion and Migration, Muslims in Europe of Religion

  • Boards
    • Member of the international advisory board of the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe (Brill)
    • Member of the Managing Board, Institute of Sociology, Leibniz University of Hannover
    • Member of the Managing Board, Centre for Atlantic and Global Studies, Leibniz University of Hannover
    • Deputy Member, Managing Board of the interdisciplinary study course Transformation Studies & the master course Atlantic Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, Leibniz University of Hannover
    • Member of the Executive Board of the international Sport Migration Network (hosted at Aarhus University, Denmark)

  • Peer reviewer for Scientific Journals, Publishers & Grant Applications


    Since 2016  Start-Up Research Grants for Postdocs "Wege in die Forschung", Leibniz Universität Hannover (evaluation of applications)

    Since 2016  Sport in History (Taylor & Francis) Since 2014 Ethnicities (Taylor & Francis)

    Since 2013  Soccer and Society (Taylor & Francis); Leisure Studies (Taylor & Francis) Since 2012 Portuguese Studies (Modern Humanities Research Association); European Journal for Sport and Society (EASS)

    2011 Anthropology and Medicine (Taylor & Francis)

    Since 2010  C. Hurst & Co. Publishers Ltd. (London)

    Since 2009  Vibrant - Virtual Brazilian Anthropology (Brazilian Anthropological Association)

    Since 2008  Contemporary Islam (Springer); Etnográfica (CRIA, Lisbon)

    Since 2006  Religião e Sociedade (Scielo, Brazil); Lusotopie (Brill)

    Since 2005  Análise Social (ICS, Lisbon); Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas (CELTA; Lisbon) Social Science Press (Lisbon)


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