Ute Falasch Received the CEU Postdoctoral Religious Studies Research Fellowship

February 22, 2018

The Center for Religious Studies has awarded its Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, funded by the CEU Humanities Initiative, to Dr. Ute Falasch, a scholar of the religious and social history of Muslim India. The one-year position commenced in December 2017.

Falasch obtained a doctorate in South Asian Studies and Islamic Studies from Humboldt University in Berlin. Her German thesis is titled The Madāriyya Sufi Brotherhood in India and its founder Badīʿal-Dīn Shāh Madār, 16th-19th centuries. Falasch also studied Medieval Indian History at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi from 2005 to 2006. 

For her research at CEU, Falasch will focus on the sanctuary and cult that is devoted to the Sufi saint Shāh Madār until the present day. Her project, which bears the title Negotiating Religious Authority at a Shrine Inhabited by a Living Saint: The dargāh of “Zinda” Shāh Madār, also includes source research and field work in India (https://religion.ceu.edu/ute-falasch-ceu-humanities-initiative-religious-studies-post-doctoral-research-fellowship-2017-2018.)

The Center for Religious Studies is a research and teaching hub at CEU fostering the study of religion. The Center also oversees CEU’s Advanced Certificate in Religious Studies. More information on CRS is available on its website: https://religion.ceu.edu.