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Saskia Schäfer

Saskia Schäfer

Columbia University

Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute (since 2014):

Research Scholar


PhD Research (2009 - 2014):

The debate on religious freedom in contemporary Indonesia and Malaysia

Journal articles

Renegotiating Indonesian secularism through debates on Ahmadiyya and Shia, Philosophy and Social Criticism, 112 (2015).

Racialising Religion in the Debate on Religious Freedom in Malaysia, AlJami’ah: Journal for Islamic Studies, 47 (2009). 

Book chapters

The Use of Online Media by Ahmadiyya and Shia communities in Indonesia and Malaysia, in: Richter, Carola and Nadja-Christina Schneider (eds): New Media Configurations. Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden. 2015.

With Frederik Holst: Anti-Feminist Discourses and Islam in Malaysia, in: Derichs, Claudia (ed) Women’s Movements and Counter Movements: The Quest for Gender Equality in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 2014.

With Julian C.H. Lee: Gender, Justice and Rights: The Malaysian Case, in: Tazreiter, Claudia and Tham Siew Yean (eds): Globalization and Social Transformation in the Asia Pacific: The Australian and Malaysian Experience. Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke. 2014.

Expanding the Toolbox: Discourse Analysis and Area Studies, in: 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. Frank & Timme, Berlin. 2011.