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Susanne Schröter

Prof. Susanne Schröter is founder and director of the Frankfurt Research Center on Global Islam, principal investigator at the Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders" and professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Goethe University Frankfurt. She is also member of the executive boards of the German Orient Institute and the Hessische Forum für Religion und Gesellschaft (Hessian Forum for Religion and Society) and serves in the scientific advisory council of the Institut für Demokratie und Zivilgesellschaft (Institute für Democracy and Civil Society). She is also a member of the Polytechnische Gesellschaft (Polytechnical Society) and member of the senate of the Deutsche Nationalstiftung.

Research Interests
  • Political Islam, Islamic extremism
  • Multiculturalism, multiple modernities
  • Women’s movements, feminist Islam
  • Transformation of gender orders
  • Secularism and post-secularism
  • Political, religious, and ethnic conflicts
  • Formation of states and nations, opposition to statehood, rebellion
  • Refugees and integration
Regional Focus
  • Southeast Asia
  • North Africa
  • Germany
Research Projects
  • Transformations of gender orders in the Islamic world
  • Muslims in the city of Wiesbaden
  • Salafism in the Rhine Main Region
  • Para-statehood

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