Dr. Natalie Lang

Assozierter Junior Fellow (Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien)


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Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien
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99085 Erfurt


Universität Erfurt
Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien
Postfach 90 02 21
99105 Erfurt

Dr. Natalie Lang

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Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2018 Junior Fellow at the Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt. Funded by an Initialization Scholarship granted by the Thuringian Program for Funding of Young Female Academics and Artists.
  • 2013–2018 PhD in Social Anthropology, Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen. Doctoral thesis: Source of pride: Hindu religion in La Réunion.
  • 2012–2013 Tutor for Social Anthropology, University of Heidelberg.
  • 2011–2012 MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
  • 2008–2011 BA in South Asian Studies, University of Heidelberg.


Religion and Urbanity: Tamil Hindu Aspirations and Negotiations of Space in Paris

Natalie Lang’s anthropological research project examines the relation between religion and urbanity by taking the example of Hindu religion in Paris. The major research questions concern the role of religion in the production of neighborhoods and urban space, the relation between Tamil Hindus’ religious and urban aspirations, and the relation between private and public religion.