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Prof. Dr. Nadja-Christina Schneider

Senior Research Fellow

(present April - September 2019)

nadja-christina.schneider@asa.hu-berlin.de

Areas of interest

  • Area Media Studies
  • Family and Gender Relationships in South Asia
  • Gender Media Studies
  • Debates on Muslim Personal Law in India

Biography

2017 - present
​2016 - 2017

Deputy Professor of Visual and Media Anthropology, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg (Germany) 

​2009 - present

Junior professor for Mediality and Intermediality in Asian and African Societies, Department of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany) 

​2014 - 2015

Visiting Research Fellow, Department of History, University of Delhi, New-Delhi (India) 

​2014

Visiting Research Fellow, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg (Germany) 

​2009

Research Assistant, Institute of Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin (Germany) 

​2006 - 2009

Lecturer, Department of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

​2005

Ph.D. (Dr. phil.), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany) 

Relevant Publications

  • Schneider, Nadja-Christina and Carola Richter, eds. New Media Configurations and Socio-Cultural Dynamics in Asia and the Arab World. Baden-Baden: Nomos/Bloomsbury, 2015.
  • Schneider, Nadja-Christina. “Intersecting Dynamics: Representational Activism and New Mobilities among ‘Muslim Women’ in India,” in Contesting Feminisms: Gender and Islam in Asia. Edited by Huma Ahmed-Ghosh, 135–58. New York: State University of New York Press, 2015.
  • Schneider, Nadja-Christina. “Filming Urban Spaces and Entangled (Im)Mobilities: Experimental Documentaries by and about Young 'Muslim Women' in Delhi,” in Studying Youth, Media and Gender in Post-Liberalisation India: Focus on and beyond the 'Delhi Gang Rape'. Edited by Nadja-Christina Schneider and Fritzi-Marie Titzmann, 167–90. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2015.
  • Schneider, Nadja-Christina and Fritzi-Marie Titzmann, eds. Studying Youth, Media and Gender in Post-Liberalization India: Focus on Sexual Violence, New (Im)Mobilities and Evolving Gender Identities. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2014.
  • Schneider, Nadja-Christina. “Islam und Gender in Indien. Perspektiven der Geschlechtergerechtigkeit in der Minderheitensituation,“ in Geschlechtergerechtigkeit durch Demokratisierung? Transformationen und Restaurationen von Genderverhältnissen in der islamischen Welt. Edited by Susanne Schröter, 297–318. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2013.
  • Schneider, Nadja-Christina, ed. Islam, Youth and Gender in India and Pakistan: Current Research Perspectives. Special Issue of ASIEN, 126 (2013).
  • Schneider, Nadja-Christina. „Being Young and a ‘Muslim Woman’ in Post-Liberalization India: Reflexive Documentary Films as Media Spaces for New Conversations.” ASIEN, 126 (2013): 85–103.
  • Schneider, Nadja-Christina. “Neue Mobilitäten muslimischer Frauen in Indien: (Trans-)lokale Dynamiken des ‚islamischen Feminismus‘.“ SüdasienChronik / South Asia Chronicle, 1 (2011): 111–34.
  • Schneider, Nadja-Christina and Bettina Gräf, eds. Social Dynamics 2.0: Researching Change in Times of Media Convergence: Case Studies from the Middle East and Asia. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2011.
  • Schneider, Nadja-Christina. ”Islamic Feminism and Muslim Women’s Rights Activism in India: From Transnational Discourse to Local Movement – or Vice Versa?” Journal of International Women’s Studies. 11/1–2 (2010): 56–71.
  • Schneider, Nadja-Christina. “‘Konversion‘ zum Islam versus ‚Neubestätigung‘ des hinduistischen Glaubens: Weshalb Religionsübertritte in Indien so unterschiedlich wahrgenommen werden.“ Südasien, 2 (2007): 22–5.
  • Schneider, Nadja-Christina. “Islamic Personal Law in India: Political Mobilisations along Religious Lines?,” Qantara.de - Dialogue with the Islamic World, 5 January, 2007, http://en.qantara.de/content/islamic-personal-law-in-india-political-mobilisations-along-religious-lines.    
  • Framke, Maria, Nadja-Christina Schneider, and Carola Sprung, eds. “Islam in Südasien," suedasien.info, 17 November, 2006, http://www.suedasien.info/schwerpunkte/1565.
  • Schneider, Nadja-Christina. „Die Debatte über das islamische Personenstandsrecht in Indien,“ suedasien.info, 17 November, 2006, http://www.suedasien.info/analysen/1409.
  • Schneider, Nadja-Christina. Zur Darstellung von 'Kultur' und 'kultureller Differenz' im indischen Mediensystem: Die indische Presse und die Repräsentation des Islams im Rahmen der Zivilrechtsdebatte, 1985-87 und 2003. Berlin: Logos, 2005.