Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Berliner Institut für Islamische Theologie

Dr. Claudia Seise

PostDoc fellow
in the junior research group “Perspektiven religiöser Vielfalt in der islamischen Theologie”

Claudia Seise, born in 1983, obtained her PhD in Southeast Asian Studies from Humboldt University Berlin. During her PhD, she conducted extensive qualitative research in Indonesia. Her dissertation is entitled Religioscapes in Muslim Indonesia: Personalities, Institutions and Practices. Her research interests include: Islam and Muslim Practices in Southeast Asia, especially in Indonesia, Muslim Minorities, Inter-religious Dialogue, Modern Art in Southeast Asia, and Research Methodology. She was an academic fellow at the Humboldt University Berlin in 2017 and worked as an assistant professor at the International Islamic University Malaysia from April 2018 until August 2019. She published several articles and one main monograph. Besides her academic writing, Claudia has contributed to the German Islamic newspaper since 2008. In 2019, she published a collection of essays about Islam in Southeast Asia in German. Claudia joined the Berlin Institute of Islamic Theology at Humboldt University in September 2020.



Recent Publications

"Reflecting on Religion in a Plural Society: Artistic Perspectives from Indonesia", In:  International Institute of Asian Studies, Newsletter no. 91 (Spring 2022)

"The Potential of Localized Islamic. Concepts in the Human Sciences: The Example of Silaturahmi for the Field of Diplomacy", In: Nusantara: An International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2021) pp. 38–56. Open access

"Dying a Good Death: Indonesian Rituals and Negotiations About the Ende of Life", In: International Journal of Islam in Asia 1, 2021, 168–190. Open access

"Islamic Authority Figures and their Religioscapes in Indonesia", In: Theosofia. Indonesian Journal of Islamic Mysticism, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2021, 37-58. Open access

"The Transformational Power of Barokah and Silaturahmi in Muslim Indonesia", In: International Journal of Islam in Asia, 2021, 1-20 Link Journal / Link Video with summary of the article