Dunja Sharbat DarResearch Associate & PhD Student
Research Associate & PhD Student
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Areas of Research
- Religion in Japan
- Coping and socio-religious transformational processes after catastrophe / disaster studies (3.11 / Fukushima in Tohoku, Japan)
- Religion and space
- Sacred architecture in the urban environment (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) in transformation
- Religious discourses on sexuality / queer studies
- Religion in popular culture
- since 2020 – PhD project, working title:
»Religious Space and the Invisible – understanding socio-spatial arrangements in Japanese churches«
- 2019 – M.A. – Study of Religion (RUB)
- 2017 – B.A. – Study of Religion & Japanese Studies (RUB & Fukushima University / 福島大学)
MA-Seminar: Resonating Religion: About the Intersection of Music and Religion
BA/MA-Seminar: Religion im gegenwärtigen Japan (Religion in contemporary Japan)
BA/MA-Seminar: From Jedi Knights, Monster Hunting Cowgirls and a Teenage Witch – Religion in der Populärkultur
Team-Teaching with Anna Kira Hippert
- 2022/07/28: Japanese language lecture 「雰囲気」の比較研究 (Comparative Research of Atmosphere) at Rikkyō University in Tokyo, Japan.
- 2021/10/14-15: "Loss, Gain, Compromise? Social Processes of Spatial Trans-formations of Synagogue and Church Communities in Germany" at the final conference of our project "Sacrality in Transition: Religious Buildings in 21st Century Urban Space in Germany" in Dortmund, Germany
- 2021/09/13-16: "Religious Atmosphere in Japan" at the online conference "Reli-gion in Relation" of the German Association for the Study of Religions (DVRW)
- 2021/07/08-10: "Power & Powerlessness. Church Uses and their Decision Processes in the Aachen Area" at the online conference "Church in Change" of the TRANSARA project
- 2021/06: Contribution to the German children's book "Wie die Sterne an den Himmel kamen" about the Japanese founding myth at Hamouda Verlag, Leipzig (CERES, RUB)
- 2020/11/21: "Religious Atmosphere in Japanese Christian Space" at the online VSJF symposium in the Sociology & Social Anthropology Division.
- 2019/11/01-02: "Recreating Communal Ties: Shinto and Christian Communities in Fukushima after 3.11" at the workshop "Current status of Japanese Studies in Europe: from the point of the young researchers of social sciences" of the European Center for Japanese Studies in Alsace (CEEJA), Kientzheim (France) - fully funded by CEEJA, Nichibun-ken & Hosei University (Japan).
- 2019/10/29: "Field Research in Japan" at the International Evening at CERES, RUB.
- 2019/06/09: "Pray for Japan - Religion in times of earthquake, tsunami and ato-marem meltdown" at the panel "Japanstudien" at Connichi in Kassel - fully funded by Animexx e.V.
Podcast about our Children's book: Melting Pod (09/2021)
Forschungsaufenthalt in Fukushima, Japan
- Rheinische Post, 15.02.2020. Zeitungsartikel der RP
- Ruhr-Universität Bochum, RUB Newsportal
Austauschjahr in Fukushima, Japan (2014-2015)
- Lippische Landeszeitung, 10.11.2015. LZ Bericht.
Associate Lecturer of CERES Teaching
Associated of CRC 1475 „Metaphors of Religion“
PhD Student of Center for Religious Studies and CERES Early Career Researchers' Program
Former Research Associate of SaWa
Former Member of Studienbeirat