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Dr Julia Snyder – Affiliated Researcher

Julia Snyder joined the Faculty of Divinity in 2020, before transferring to the Cambridge Theological Federation in autumn 2021. In addition to her role as Tutor of New Testament at Westcott House, Cambridge, Julia continues to coordinate aspects of CIP's Scripture and Violence project. She completed her PhD in New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Edinburgh, and worked as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Tübingen and the University of Regensburg before coming to Cambridge. Her areas of research include both early Christian texts and contemporary interfaith relations. 

 

Dr Safet HadžiMuhamedović – Affiliated Researcher   

Safet HadžiMuhamedović is an anthropologist of sacred landscapes, syncretism and inter-faith relations. He earned his PhD in Anthropology from Goldsmiths, an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and BA degrees in History of Art and Sociology from the University of Sarajevo and Kenyon College. He has conducted long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Bosnia, as well as stints of research in Palestine, Israel and the Basque Country. Safet joined the CIP team in 2020, after convening anthropological courses on landscapes, religion, gender, kinship, Islam, social theories, politics, economics and research methods at SOAS University of London, the University of Bristol, Goethe University Frankfurt and Goldsmiths University of London. His current major project investigates syncretic cosmologies and subterranean rivers in south Bosnia. Safet is the author of Waiting for Elijah: Time and Encounter in a Bosnian Landscape (2018) and the co-editor (with Marija Grujić) of Post-Home: Dwelling on Loss, Belonging and Movement (2019)Safet is the PI on the Shared Sacred project, supported by the Public Engagement Starter Fund. He co-convened the 2021 Academic Summer School in Inter-Faith Relations. As of October 2021, he is Teaching Associate in Anthropology of Religion in the Faculty of Divinity. He is the convenor of 'Understanding Contemporary Religion' (A6) and 'Shared Sacred Heritage: Anthropological Approaches' (D2b), and the MPhil module 'Contemporary Religious Conflict: Ethnographic Approaches'. Over the next four years, following a large-scale grant from the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), Safet will be co-leading a research network titled 'Traces as Research Agenda for Climate Change, Technology Studies, and Social Justice'. 

 

Dr Tali Artman Partock – Affiliated Researcher

 

Dr Tobias Müller – Affiliated Researcher

 

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