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ISEK - Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies Social and Cultural Anthropology

Mascha Schulz

Mascha Schulz, Dr.

  • Associated researcher


Wirtschafts- und Politikethnologie, Gender und soziale Transformationsprozesse, Religionsethnologie


Südasien, insbesondere Bangladesch

Short bio

Mascha Schulz is an associated researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK), University of Zurich. She studied Social Anthropology, South Asia Studies, Global Studies, and Economic History at the University of Heidelberg, Sophia University (上智大学) in Tokyo, the University of Leipzig, and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Based on 15 months of ethnographic fieldwork in urban Sylhet (Bangladesh), her PhD project focussed on shifting positionalities towards secularism and (non)religion and how this intersects with various forms of power structures and politics, especially party politics. Mascha Schulz is also interested in economic and political anthropology. Recently, she and Julian Kuttig have edited an special issue on ‘Ethnographic Perspectives on the State in Bangladesh’ in Contributions to Indian Sociology. She has taught introductory courses in Social Anthropology and seminars at different levels at the University of Zurich and the University of Heidelberg.

In late 2020, Mascha Schulz joined the ERC project 'Religion and Its Others in South Asia and the World' (2019-2024) as a postdoctoral researcher. She was a junior fellow at the Advanced Centre of Humanities and Social Science ‘Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities’ (2017/2018) and a visiting PhD research student a the Department of Anthropology at the LSE (2018/2019). Previously, she has researched on gender, space, and mobility in Bangladesh.