Jesko Schmoller


Research Fellow, Humboldt University, Berlin


Dr Jesko Schmoller is a Research Fellow at the Central Asian Seminar, Institute for Asian and African Studies, of Humboldt University Berlin. As part of a team headed by Prof Manja Stephan-Emmrich, he is concerned with Islam and mobility from a transregional point of view. He is further affiliated with the Centre for Comparative History and Political Studies at Perm State University, an institution where he conducted his initial studies of Islam in the Ural region of Russia. His research expertise ranges across Muslim pilgrimage, saint veneration and Sufism; the entanglement of religious, ethnic and national identities; material religion plus decolonial politics. Dr Schmoller is the author of one monograph and a number of articles in journals such as Anthropologie et Sociétés, Problems of Post-Communism, Ethnicities, Nationalities Papers, Anthropological Journal of European Cultures and Contemporary Islam.

Publications related to the project’s theme

Jesko Schmoller, ‘The Talking Dead: Everyday Muslim Practice in Russia’, Nationalities Papers 48/6 (2020): 1036–51

Lili Di Puppo & Jesko Schmoller, ‘Introduction: Normative Orders and the Remaking of Muslim Spaces and Selves in Contemporary Russia’, Ethnicities 20/4 (2020): 653–66

Lili Di Puppo & Jesko Schmoller, ‘Here or Elsewhere: Sufism and Traditional Islam in Russia’s Volga-Ural Region”, Contemporary Islam 14/2 (2020): 135–56

Lili Di Puppo & Jesko Schmoller, ‘Introduction: Studying Islam from Below and Interrogating Divisions in Contemporary Russia’, Contemporary Islam 14/2 (2020): 99–110

Jesko Schmoller, ‘The Unfolding of the Tulip: From Ethnic to Religious Identification among Volga Tatars’, Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 27/1 (2018): 109–14

Lili Di Puppo & Jesko Schmoller, ‘Islam and Ethnicity in Russia: An Introduction’, Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 27/1 (2018): 84–87

Jesko Schmoller, ‘Embodying Moral Superiority: The Master-Apprentice Relationship and National Cultural Heritage in Uzbekistan’, Problems of Post-Communism 64/6 (2017): 370–81

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