Dr. Arndt Emmerich

Max-Weber-Institut für Soziologie
Universität Heidelberg
Bergheimer Str. 58
69115 Heidelberg

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Arndt Emmerich is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Weber Institute for Sociology at the University of Heidelberg, studying intercultural and interreligious encounters between Jews and Muslims in Germany. Prior to that, he was a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and a Research Officer with the Changing Structures of Islamic Authority project at the University of Oxford. Using a variety of qualitative research methods, he has focused on generational and institutional transformations within local mosque communities in Germany and Britain. In his book, “Islamic Movements in India”, he drew on insights from political sociology, social movement theory and Islamic studies to analyze the ways religious groups utilize spiritual, material and organizational strategies for collective action, community development and political alignment. Emmerich has taught courses in cultural sociology, social theory, development studies and qualitative research methods. He holds an MPhil and DPhil in International Development from the University of Oxford and a BA in Sociology from the University of Essex.



Emmerich, A. 2020, Islamic movements in India: moderation and its discontents, London: Routledge.


Journal Articles

Emmerich, A. 2022, “Germany’s first Muslim-Christian kindergarten: Temporalities multiplicities and processes in interreligious dialogue”, Social Compass, 69 (4).

Emmerich, A. 2020, “Salafi Youth Activism in Britain: A Social Movement Perspective”, Journal of Muslims in Europe, 9(3), 373-303.

Emmerich, A. 2019, “Political education and legal pragmatism of Muslim organizations in India. A study of the changing nature of Muslim minority politics”, Asian Survey, 59(3), 451-473.