Dr. Inga Niehaus

Inga Niehaus has been Research Director of the Georg Eckert Institute since July 2009. She manages the preparation and submission of research proposals.

Dr Niehaus studied political science, Islamic studies and African studies at the University of Hamburg from 1991 to 1998. In 2006 she completed her PhD in political science, examining South African Muslims between Inclusion and Exclusion: Political Participation of a Religious Minority in the Process of Democratisation.

From 1999 to 2003 she was a research fellow in the DFG-funded special research area (520) on ‘Change in African Societies and Coming to Terms with it’ at the University of Hamburg. Here she worked on the sub-project ‘The Meaning of Islam for Processes of Social Change in Africa, with a Focus on South Africa’. She additionally held teaching posts at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, in the Department for Political Studies, from 2000 to 2001.

Inga Niehaus was a research fellow in the cooperative project ‘Muslims in Europe and their Societies of Origin in Asia and Africa’, coordinated by the Zentrum Moderner Orient (Centre for Modern Oriental Studies) from 2003 to 2006. She worked on the sub-project ‘Muslim Minorities and their Islamic Schools in South Africa, England and the Netherlands’ (funded by the BMBF).

Publications

  • Schulbuchstudie Migration und Integration, ed. b. Bundesbeauftragten für Migration, Flüchtlinge und Integration (together with Viola Georgi, Rosa Hoppe und Inga Niehaus), Berlin 2015.
  • Islamic schools in South Africa, ISIM Review, 21, Spring 2008, 20−21. Islamische Schulen in Europa. In: D. Reetz, (Ed.), Islam in Europa: Religiöses Leben heute.
  • Emancipation or Disengagement? Islamic schools in the Netherlands and Britain. In: A. Alvarez Veinguer, G. Dietz & D.-P. Jozsa  et al. (Eds.), Islam in Education in European Countries – Pedagogical Concepts  and Empirical Findings.
  • Between participation and disengagement. Muslim minorities and their Islamic schools in England and the Netherlands. In: C. Timmermann, J. Leman & H. Roos et al. (Eds.), In between spaces: Christian and Muslim Minorities in transition in Europe and the Middle East.
  • Muslime Südafrikas im Spannungsfeld zwischen politischer Beteiligung und Ausgrenzung Partizipation einer religiösen Minderheit im Demokratisierungsprozess. Münster, New York et al.: Waxmann 2008.
  • Pagad – Aufstieg und Niedergang einer Bürgerwehr. In: L. Gerhard,, H. Möhle & J. Oßenbrügge et al. (Eds.), Umbrüche in afrikanischen Gesellschaften und ihre Bewältigung. Beiträge aus dem Sonderforschungsbereich 520 der Universität Hamburg. Berlin: Lit 2006, 173−188.
  • (with U. Günther) Islam, Politics & Gender during the Struggle in South Africa, 1976 – 1990. Journal for the Study of Religion, 15 (2), 2002, 87−110.
  • (with U. Günther) Islam in South Africa: The Muslims’ contribution in the struggle against apartheid and the process of democratisation. In T. Bierschenk, Thomas & G. Stauth (Eds.), Islam in Africa, Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam, Vol. 4. Münster, Hamburg, London: Lit 2002: 69−90.
  • The Muslim Minority and Civil Society in South Africa. In: G. Mitchell & E. Mullen, Eve (Eds.), Religion and the Political Imagination in a Changing South Africa, Münster, New York et al.: Waxmann 2001, 121−132.
  • Research Projects on Islam in Africa. Annual Review of Islam in South Africa, 3, Centre for Contemporary Islam, December 2000, 35−39.
  • (with S. Pötz-Neuburger) Frauenbewegung und Geschlechterverhältnisse im Transitionsprozeß Südafrikas – Eine Erfolgsstory? In: G. Abels & S. Sifft (Hrsg.), Demokratie als Projekt. Feministische Kritik an der Universalisierung einer Herrschaftsform. Frankfurt/M.: Campus 1999, 248−272.