Emir Mahieddin postdoctoral Impact researcher April 2017-August 2018


Emir Mahieddin conducts the project Doing God’s Work in the Kingdom of the Secular. Ethics, charismata and gender in Pentecostal Migrant Churches (Sweden), as a postdoctoral researcher within the programme the Impact of Religion. 

Emir Mahieddin is also associate researcher at the IDEMEC, an Institute of comparative anthropology in Aix-en-Provence (France) where he wrote his PhD dissertation. He also taught anthropology at Aix-Marseille University from 2009 to 2016. His doctoral work dealt with the transformations of Pentecostalism in Sweden, and the adaptations of the local Pentecostal discourse to a highly secularized context. He tried in his earlier work to develop an anthropological discourse respectful of the beliefs of his research interlocutors. Inspired by the work of anthropologists such as Bruno Latour and Tanya Luhrmann, he questioned for example the way one could take God into account as an active social agent in the ethnographic narrative and in the analysis. 

Emir Mahieddin has a variety of research interest, from the use of daily metaphors to religious music, and mainly focuses on ethics and the construction of moral subjectivities in religious discourses. He is especially interested in the condition of moral minorities. He will stay as a postdoctoral researcher at the CRS until august 2018. 

Emir Mahieddin

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