Current Research Projects

The Marking and Making of Bodies: Practices of Godna and the Sensing of Histories among Indo-Caribbean Women

(2017-2019, University of Cologne)

Religion, Inter-ethnic Conflict, and Concepts of ‘Development’ in Guyana

Ethnic and religious identities are interrelated and cannot be considered as distinct in the multi-religious and multi-ethnic society of Guyana. These identities, processes of ethnopoliticization, as well as inter-ethnic tensions influence local definitions of ‘development,’ which vary among the various social actors. This project analyzes and compares conceptualizations of development in two Guyanese faith-based

organizations, approaches the local opposition of spirituality and religion, and discusses the perceived challenges of ethnic reconciliation, which these actors consider necessary for nation-building and ‘development.’

 

(2015-2017, University of Basel)