Hansjörg Dilger is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. From 2007-13, he was a Junior Professor for Religious Diversity in Transnational Contexts at FU Berlin and from 2005-07 Assistant Professor for African Health and Society at the University of Florida, Gainesville. His research and teaching interests include the anthropology of religion; medical anthropology; urban anthropology; and the anthropology of education and learning. Regionally, he focuses on eastern and southern Africa as well as on migratory contexts in Germany.
Since 2008, Dilger has done research on Christian and Muslim schooling in Dar es Salaam and the social, political and moral presence of religion in urban Tanzania in the wake of neoliberal restructuring. He is particularly interested in the ways religiously motivated schooling has triggered institutionalization processes and subject formation in an urban educational market. Dilger is co-editor of several edited volumes and special issues, including Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa: Transnational Health and Healing (2012, with A. Kane and S. Langwick) and Politics of Religious Schooling: Christian and Muslim Engagements with Education in Africa(Special Issue in Journal of Religion in Africa, forthcoming 2013 with D. Schulz). Since 2007, he has been a Principal Investigator at the Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin.