Monika Salzbrunn holds a full professorship in “Religions, Migration, Diasporas” at Lausanne University. She is currently director of the Research Institute for Social Sciences of Contemporary Religions (ISSRC) and leader of the projects “(In)visible islam in the city: material and immaterial expressions of muslim practices within urban spaces in Switzerland” and “Undocumented Mobility (Tunisia-Switzerland) and Digital-Cultural Ressources after the ‘Arab Spring'”, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
She was principal investigator of numerous research projects and has lead the French team in the European GEMMA project on policymaking, gender and migration in the 7th framework program of the European Union at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris. She is co-chair of the migration section of the French Association of Sociology and the urban studies section at the International Association of French-Speaking Sociologists.
Monika Salzbrunn is a former EmmyNoether Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG). She has published her work in international peer-reviewed sociology and anthropology journals (Urban Anthropology, Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales; Women’s Studies; Migrations Société, Journal of Religion in Africa, afriche e orienti; Soziologische Revue etc.).
Her latest publications include “Vielfalt/Diversität” (“Diversity”; published in 2014 by transcript), “The Economies of Urban Diversity” (published 2013 by Palgrave, co-edited with Darja Reuschke and Korinna Schönhärl), “From Community to Commonality. Multiple Belonging and Street Phenomena in the Era of Reflexive Modernization” (published in 2011 by Seijo University Press, Tokyo, co-authored with Yasumasa Sekine), “Faire communauté en société. Dynamiques des appartenances collectives” (published in 2010 by Presses Universitaires de Rennes, co-edited) and “The Making of World Society. Perspectives from Transnational Research” (published by transcript/Transaction Publishers in 2008, co-edited).