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Prof. Dr. Dominik Müller

Positions
2019 – W2-Professor for Cultural and Social Anthropology, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Department “Classical World and Asian Cultures”, Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations. Teaching in Elite Graduate Program “Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures – Knowledge, Authenticity, Time (SDAC)”
2016 – 2019 Head of Emmy Noether Research Group „The Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia“, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Department “Law & Anthropology“

 

2019 Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World (PLS), Spring Term, working on Daimler & Benz Stiftung project “Social Categorization and Religiously Framed State-Making in Southeast Asia”
2018 Stipendiary Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change (ILSP: LSC), Spring Term
2017 – 2020 (Non-Resident) Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS), National University of Singapore (NUS), affiliation for DFG Emmy Noether Project cooperation
2016 Stipendiary Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS), National University of Singapore (NUS) (August -September)
2012 – 2016 Post-Doctoral Fellow in Anthropology, Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders”, Goethe-University Frankfurt
 

2015

 

Visiting Senior Member, University of Oxford, St Antony’s College, Asian Studies Centre

 

2014

 

Visiting Fellow, University of Brunei Darussalam, Academy of Brunei Studies
2013 DAAD Post-Doc Fellow, Stanford University, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC)

 

2009 – 2012 PhD Scholarship, Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders”, Goethe-University Frankfurt
2008 Research Associate (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), Department of Anthropology, Goethe-University Frankfurt

Education

2008 – 2012 PhD in Anthropology (summa cum laude), Goethe-University Frankfurt
2003 -2008 Magister Artium (mit Auszeichnung) in Anthropology (major), Philosophy (minor) and Public Law (minor), Goethe-University Frankfurt
2006 – 2007 ERASMUS at Leiden University (Netherlands), Southeast Asian Studies & Anthropology

2018 – 2020 Daimler und Benz Stiftung, Post-Doctoral Scholarship (grant)
2018 John A. Lent Prize, Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
2016 – 2021 DFG Emmy Noether Research Group (grant)
2016 – 2020 Junge Akademie | Mainz, Akademie der Wissenschaft und der Literatur | Mainz
2018 Stipendiary Fellowship, Harvard Law School, Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law ans Social Change
2017 Travel Grant, Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
2016 Stipendiary Fellowship, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore
2015 Commendation, Young Scholars Prize Competition 2014, Peer-Reviewed Journal Indonesia and the Malay World, ed. SOAS London
2015 Workshop Grant (€8.000), Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders”, Frankfurt
2013 DAAD Post-Doc Program Fellowship, Stanford University
2012 “Nachwuchswissenschaftler/innen im Fokus“, awarded by President’s Office, Goethe-University Frankfurt
2012 Dissertation Prize (Forschungsförderungspreis), Frobenius-Gesellschaft und und Hahn- Hissink’schen Frobenius-Stiftung
2009 – 2012 PhD Scholarship, Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders”, Frankfurt
2007 DAAD Scholarship, Short-Term Fieldwork in Brunei for MA Thesis
2007 ERASMUS Scholarship, Intensive Program Southeast Asian Studies, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris
2006 – 2007 ERASMUS Scholarship, Leiden University
2004 – 2008 Scholarship, Nassauischer Zentralstudienfonds (NZF)

Religion (esp. Islam) and Politics, Bureaucracy, Normative Change, Creative State-Making, Decision-Making, Socio-Legal Studies, Religious Popular Culture, Authoritarianism, Party Politics, Invisible Worlds.

Fieldwork: Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore

Monograph

  • 2014 Islam, Politics and Youth in Malaysia: The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS, Milton Park, Abingdon & New York, NY: Routledge.

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • 2019 (in print). “Brunei’s Shariah Penal Code Order: Punitive Turn or the Art of Non-Punishment?”. Journal in Islamic Law (ed. Harvard Law School, Program in Islamic Law).
  • 2018 “Bureaucratic Islam Compared: Classificatory Power and State-ified Religious Meaning-Making in Brunei and Singapore”. Journal of Law and Religion, 33(2) 212-247.
  • 2018 “The Bureaucratization of Islam in Southeast Asia: Transdisciplinary Perspectives” (with K. Steiner). Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 38(1) 3-26.
  • 2018 “Hybrid Pathways to Orthodoxy: Bureaucratised Exorcism, Scientisation and the Mainstreaming of Deviant-Declared Practices in Brunei Darussalam”. Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 38(1) 141-183.
  • 2017 “From Consultancy to Critique: The ‘Success Story’ of Globalized Zakat Management in Malaysia and its Normative Ambiguities”. Globalizations41(1) 81–98.
  • 2016 “Paradoxical Normativities in Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia: Islamic Law and the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration”. Asian Survey, 56(3) 415–441.
  • 2016 “Brunei in 2015: Oil Revenues Down, Sharia on the Rise”. Asian Survey, 56(1) (Year-Ender Issue 2015: “Asia in 2015: The Year in Review”, invited): 162–167.
  • 2015 “Sharia Law and the Politics of ‘Faith Control’ in Brunei Darussalam: Dynamics of socio-legal change in a Southeast Asian Sultanate”, Internationales Asienforum: International Quarterly for Asian Studies 46(3/4): 313–345.
  • 2015 “Islamic Politics and Popular Culture in Malaysia: Negotiating normative change between Shariah Law and electric guitars”, Indonesia and the Malay World 43(127): 318–344.
  • 2013 “Post-Islamism or Pop-Islamism? Ethnographic observations of Muslim youth politics in Malaysia”, Paideuma: Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde 59: 261–284.
  • 2010 “An Internationalist National Islamic Struggle? Narratives of ‘brothers abroad’ in the discursive practices of the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS)”. South East Asia Research 18(4): 757–791.

 

Guest-Edited Special Issue

  • 2018 The Bureaucratization of Islam in Southeast Asia: Transdisciplinary Perspectives. Journal for Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 38(1). Co-edited with Kerstin Steiner.
  • 2020 (in prep.) Social Categorization and Religiously-Framed State-Making in Southeast Asia. (with M. Walton & K. Fogg)

 

Working Paper

  • 2018 “The Bureaucratization of Islam in Southeast Asia: Conceptual Contours of a Research Project”, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Working Paper, no. 187.

 

Book Chapters

  • 2019 Pluralism in Brunei’s Constitution? Ethnicity, Religion and the Absolute Monarchy”, in Neo, Jaclyn and Son, Bui Ngoc eds., Pluralist Constitutions in Southeast Asia, Oxford: Hart. 83–113 (co-authored with Kerstin Steiner)
  • 2018 State-Islam Relations in Southeast Asia: A Comparative Perspective“. In: H.C. Günther ed.: Ethics, Politics and Law: East and West. Nordhausen: Traugott Bautz. S. 159–174
  • 2017 (repr. 2019) Ummah Revisited: Anti-Shia Hatred in Malaysia since the Outbreak of the Syrian Civil War”, in Lemiere, Sophie (Hg.) Illusions of Democracy: Malaysian Politics and People (Volume II), Kuala Lumpur: Gerakbudaya. 113–135. (reprint: Amsterdam University Press, 2019)
  • 2017 Die Staatliche Verfolgung von ‘Magiern’ in Brunei Darussalam und Saudi Arabien”, in Schröter, Susanne ed., Normenkonflikte in Pluralistischen Gesellschaften, Frankfurt: Campus Verlag. 291–324. (co-authored with O. Beranek)
  • 2015 (repr. 2019) When ‘PAS is HAMAS’ and ‘UMNO acts like Israel’: Localized appropriations of the Palestine conflict in Malaysia”, in Petru, Tomas ed., Islam, Society and Politics in Southeast Asia, Wien: Caesarpress, 77–106. (reprint 2019: Czech Academy of Sciences Press)
  • 2015 “Brunei Darussalam”, in Neo, Jaclyn ed., Keeping the Faith: A Study of Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion in ASEAN, Jakarta: Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC), 53–98.
  • 2010 “Melayu Islam Beraja: Islam, Staat und politische Kommunikation in Brunei Darussalam“, in Schulze, Fritz und Warnk, Holger ed., Islam und Staat in den Ländern Südostasiens, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 147–170.

 

Articles in Other Journals (not peer-reviewed)

  • 2018 “Social Categorization and Religiously Framed State-Making in Brunei: From Criminalizing Supernatural Healers to the Rise of Bureaucratized Exorcism”, BERITA, Summer 2018, 11–23.
  • 2018 “Islamic Authority and the State in Brunei Darussalam”, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia (special issue: Islamism in Southeast Asia, ed. Joseph C. Liow), Issue 23 [ed. Kyoto University]

(Japanese Translation) ブルネイ・ダルサラームにおけるイスラム教の権威と国家. Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, Issue 23. https://kyotoreview.org/japanese/islamic-authority-the-state-in-brunei-darussalam-japanese/

(Malay Translation) Wewenang Islam dan Negara di Brunei Darussalam, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, Issue 23. https://kyotoreview.org/bahasa-indonesia/wewenang-islam-dan-negara-di-brunei-darussalam/

(Thai Translation) อำนาจอิสลามกับรัฐในประเทศบรูไนดารุสซาลาม. Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia (special issue: Islamism in Southeast Asia, ed. Joseph C. Liow), Issue 23. https://kyotoreview.org/japanese/islamic-authority-the-state-in-brunei-darussalam-japanese/

(Vietnamese Translation) Quyền uy Hồi giáo và Nhà nước ở Brunei Darussalam. Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, Issue 23. https://kyotoreview.org/vietnamese/islamic-authority-the-state-in-brunei-darussalam-vietnamese/

  • 2015 “Transit ins Paradies: IS-Rekruten und das Problem ideologischer Terrorismusbekämpfung in Malaysia”, in Schröter, Susanne (ed.) Dossier: Salafismus und Jihadismus, Frankfurt: Frankfurter Forschungszentrum Globaler Islam (FFGI), URL: http://www.ffgi.net/files/dossier/dossier-malaysia-mueller.pdf
  • 2009 “‘Save Gaza!‘: Reaktionen auf den Gaza-Konflikt im Diskurs der Islamischen Partei von Malaysia (PAS)“, Südostasien, 4: 38–42.

 

Book Reviews

  • 2017 “Sandra Khor Manickam (2015): ‘Taming the Wild: Aborigines and Racial Knowledge in Colonial Malaya’, Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press”. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 18 (1): 93–95.
  • 2010 “Joseph C. Liow (2009): ‘Piety and Politics: Islamism in Contemporary Malaysia’, New York: Oxford University Press”. South East Asia Research, 18(3): 616–620

 

Enyclopedia Entries

  • 2019 (accepted, in print) Malaysia“. Encyclopedia of Islam (EI), Third Edition (ed. Gudrun Krämer, Nico Kaptein et al.). Leiden: Brill. (with T.G. Biro)
  • 2019 (accepted, in print) Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS)”. Encyclopedia of Islam (EI), Third Edition. Leiden: Brill.

  • September 2019: Co-Organizer (with Iza Hussin) Workshop: Political Reason and Unreason in South and Southeast Asia – Politics and the Supernatural, University of Cambridge
  • April 2019: Co-Organizer (with Kristen Stilt & Salma Waheedi) Workshop: Bureaucratizing Diversity in Muslim Southeast Asia and Beyond, Harvard University
  • February 2019: Co-Organizer (with Svenja Nagel, Rebekka Schirner et al.) Workshop: SPRACHE MACHT MAGIE, Junge Akademie | Mainz
  • January 2019: Co-Organizer (with Ursula Rao) Workshop: Governance and Processes of Bureaucratization, Leipzig University
  • September 2018: Co-Organizer (with Jaclyn Neo & Arif Jamal) Workshop: The Bureaucratization of Islam in Southeast Asia (Emmy Noether Fieldwork Break Meeting)
  • June 2018: Co-Organizer (with Matthew Walton & Kevin Fogg) Workshop “Social Categorization and Religiously Framed State-Making in Southeast Asia”
  • September 2017: Organizer Workshop Conceptualizing the Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia: Anthropological and Transdisciplinary Perspectives, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
  • August 2017: Co-Organizer (with Marie-Claire Foblets & Katayoon Alidadi) Conference: (Re)designing Justice for Plural Societies: Accommodative Practices Put to the Test, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Department ‘Law & Anthropology’
  • 2017-2018: Organizer of Guest Lecture Series “The Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia”, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
  • August 2015: Co-Organizer (with Susanne Schröter): “Islamism and the State: Contested Normativities in the Muslim World. Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders”, Frankfurt
  • December 2013: Co-Organizer (with Susanne Schröter) Conference: Islamism versus Post-Islamism? Mapping Topographies of Islamic Political and Cultural Practices and Discourses, Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders”, Frankfurt
  • July 2012: Co-Organizer (with Susanne Schröter) Workshop “Following the Path of the Prophet: Islamic Piety, Social Movements, Political Organizations”, Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, Bad-Homburg
  • September 2009: Co-Organizer (with Katja Rieck) Workshop Anthropology and the “Formation of Normative Orders”: A Marriage of Convenience?, Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders”, Frankfurt

  • 26.02.2020 (sched.) National University of Singapore, Department of Malay Studies
  • 30.01.2020 (sched.) University of Cambridge, Pembroke College
  • 18.10.2019 Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, Collège d’etudes mondiales, EHESS Paris (Workshop “Creative State-Making and Unintended Consequences of Islamization”)
  • 11.10.2019 Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (Workshop “Political Reason and Unreason in South and Southeast Asia”)
  • 24.06.2019 Universität Bielefeld, Soziologie (Understanding Asia Colloquium)
  • 14.06.2019 Universität Göttingen (ERC Colloquium „Private Pieties“)
  • 06.06.2019 Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris (Lecture Series “Islam and the New Spirit of Capitalism”)
  • 04.04.2019 Harvard Law School, Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World (Workshop “Bureaucratizing Diversity in Muslim Southeast Asia and Beyond)
  • 28.03.2019 Cornell University, Southeast Asia program (Ronald and Janette Gatty Lecture)
  • 27.03.2019 Cornell University, Alice Cook House (Dinner Talk)
  • 23.03.2019 Association for Asian Studies Conference, Denver, CO
  • 20.02.2019 Junge Akademie Mainz (Workshop “SPRACHE MACHT MAGIE“)
  • 04.12.2019 Leiden University & Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (KITLV-LUCIS Colloquium)
  • 30.11.2019 Gesellschaft für Islamisches Recht & Vereniging tot Bestudering van het Recht van de Islam en het Midden Oosten Joint Annual Conference, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle
  • 05.11.2018 NIAS Council Annual Conference, Tromsø, Norwa
  • 31.10.2018 Academy of Sciences, Oriental Institute, Czech Republic (Roundtable “Malaysia in Transition”)
  • 17.09.2018 AICIS Conference, Keynote Speech, Palu, Indonesia
  • 13.09.2018 National University of Singapore, Centre for Asian Legal Studies (Workshop “Bureaucratization of Islam”)
  • 22.06.2018 DGFSKA Regionalgruppe Südostasien, Universität Heidelberg
  • 20.06.2018 Asian Dynamics Conference, University of Copenhagen
  • 04.06.2018 University of Oxford, Asian Studies Centre (Workshop “Social Categorization and Religiously Framed State-Making in Southeast Asia”)
  • 02.06.2018 Royal Anthropological Institute & SOAS Conference, British Museum, London
  • 25.04.2018 Bryant University, USA
  • 17.04.2018 Harvard University, Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change
  • 11.04.2018 University of California Berkeley, Center for Southeast Asia Studies
  • 10.04.2018 Stanford University, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center
  • 23.03.2018 Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference, Washington, DC
  • 30.11.2017 Leibnitz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin
  • 21.11.2017 Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Regionalstudien (ZIRS), MLU Halle-Wittenberg
  • 17.10.2017 Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Lecture for Advisory Board Meeting)
  • 28.09.2017 Reimers Stiftung, Bad Homburg (Junge Akademie Mainz Meeting)
  • 15.09.2017 Universität Zürich (UZH), Institut für Sozialanthropologie (Southeast Asia Meet-Up)
  • 07.09.2017 Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Workshop “Conceptualizing ‘The Bureaucratization of Islam’“)
  • 18.08.2017 EuroSEAS Conference University of Oxford (paper presentation)
  • 17.08.2017 EuroSEAS Conference University of Oxford (roundtable presentation)
  • 28.07.2017 National University of Singapore (NUS), Centre for Asian Legal Studies (Workshop “Constitutional Pluralism in Southeast Asia”)
  • 25.06.2017 Association for Asian Studies (AAS) “AAS-in-Asia” Conference, Seoul
  • 16.06.2017 Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Lecture for Consultative Committee Meeting)
  • 05.05.2017 Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Frankfurter Forschungszentrum Globaler Islam (Konferenz „Scharia und Grundgesetz“)
  • 23.03.2017 Association for Asian Studies Conference, Toronto
  • 01.02.2017 University of Brunei Darussalam, Academy of Brunei Studies (presented in Malay language)
  • 13.01.2017 Universität Leipzig, Orientalisches Institut
  • 29.11.2016 Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Werkstatt Series)
  • 25.11.2016 Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders”, Frankfurt (Annual Conference)
  • 23.11.2016 University of Oxford, Asian Studies Centre
  • 14.10.2016 Czech Academy of Sciences (6th Prague Conference on Southeast Asian Studies)
  • 12.08.2016 National University of Singapore (CALS), Centre for Asian Legal Studies
  • 16.06.2016 Leiden University & KITLV Institute (“Southeast Asia Update”)
  • 26.05.2016 Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin (Workshop „Islam, Urban Life and the Production of Moral Norms”)
  • 08.12.2015 Universität Heidelberg, Institut für Ethnologie
  • 01.12.2015 Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology / MLU Halle-Wittenberg (Joint Institutes’ Colloquium)
  • 06.10.2015 Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders”, Frankfurt (Workshop “Islamism and the State”)
  • 27.05.2015 University of Oxford, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
  • 26.05.2015 University of Oxford, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
  • 05.05.2015 Czech Academy of Sciences, Oriental Institute
  • 04.05.2015 Prague Metropolitan University, Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies
  • 17.03.2015 Universität Zürich (UZH), Institut für Sozialanthropologie
  • 10.02.2015 Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien
  • 04.02.2015 University of Oxford, Asian Studies Centre
  • 21.11.2014 Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders”, Frankfurt (Annual Conference)
  • 06.11.2014 Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders”, Frankfurt (FFGI Colloquium)
  • 23.10.2014 Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZIF), Bielefeld (Workshop „Bureaucratization of Islam in Muslim States and Societies“)
  • 02.10.2014 National University of Singapore (NUS), Centre for Asian Legal Studies
  • 08.08.2014 Fourth Global International Studies Conference (WISC), Frankfurt
  • 04.05.2014 Human Rights Ressource Centre (HRRC), Bangkok (Project Workshop)
  • 23.03.2014 Southeast Asian Studies Symposium, University of Oxford, Keble College
  • 15.12.2013 Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders”, Frankfurt (Workshop “Islamism vs. Post-Islamism?”)
  • 08.11.2013 Prague Conference on Southeast Asian Studies, Prague Metropolitan Unicersity
  • 04.10.2013 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde (DGV) Conference, Mainz
  • 24.09.2013 Deutscher Orientalistentag Conference, Münster
  • 22.04.2013 University of California Berkeley, Center for Southeast Asia Studies
  • 26.03.2013 University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman (with S. Schröter)
  • 18.03.2013 National University of Singapore (NUS), Asia Research Institute (ARI) (with S. Schröter)
  • 09.03.2013 Southeast Asia Service and Leadership Network (SEALnet) Inaugural Conference, Stanford University
  • 26.02.2013 Stanford University, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Centre (APARC), Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF)
  • 07.07.2012 Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, Bad-Homburg (Workshop “Following the Path of the Prophet”)
  • 03.07.2012 Schülercampus 2012, Goethe-University Frankfurt
  • 11.03.2011 4th Prague Conference on Southeast Asian Studies, Prague Metropolitan University
  • 19.02.2011 Weingartener Asiengespräche, Akademie der Diözese Rottenburg-Stuttgart
  • 26.08.2010 Eurpean Association for Social Anthropologists (EASA) Conference, Maynooth University
  • 19.07.2010 Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders” (Workshop “Normative Ordnungen in der Spannung zwischen Universalität und Partikularität”)
  • 02.10.2009 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde Conference, Frankfurt
  • 11.07.2009 Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders” (Workshop “Frankfurter Schule”)
  • 14.09.2009 Cluster of Excellence “Formation of Normative Orders” (Workshop “Anthropology and the ‘Formation of Normative Orders’”)
  • 09.07.2009 Goethe-University Frankfurt (Colloquium “State and Society in the Muslim World”)
  • 06.06.2008 Goethe-University Frankfurt, Department of Southeast Asian Studies (Conference “Islam und Staat in den Ländern Südostasiens)

  • 22.03.2020 (sched.) Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Conference, Boston (Roundtable: “Social Categorization and Religiously Framed State-Making in Southeast Asia”, with M. Walton & K. Fogg)
  • 23.03.2019 Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Conference, Denver (Roundtable: “Rising Messiahs and Fallen Heroes: Charismatic Politics and Power in Southeast Asia”, with S. Lemiere)
  • 17.08.2017 European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS), University of Oxford (Panel “Bureaucratizing the Shar’ia; Socio-Legal Dimensions of Islamic Governance in Southeast Asia”, with K. Steiner)
  • 27.06.2017 AAS-in-Asia Conference, Seoul (Panel: “Between National Histories and Transnational Trends: Conceptualizing the Bureaucratization of Islam in Southeast Asia”)
  • 23.03.2017 Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Conference, Washington, DC (Panel: “Contesting Religious Authority in Asia”, with M. Walton)
  • 03.10.2013 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde (DGV) Conference, Mainz (Panel: ”Exploring the Intersections between Advertising, Anthropology and Popular Culture“, with U. Röschenthaler)
  • 15.09.2011 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde (DGV) Conference, Vienna (Panel: ”Negotiating Islam: Between Culture and Religion“, with K. Rieck)
  • 26.08.2010 European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA) Conference, Maynooth (Panel: “Imagining Disorder, Engendering Change“)
  • 02.10.2009 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde (DGV) Conference, Frankfurt (Panel: ”Engaging Social Change: Imagination and Appropriation in a Glocalised World“, with K. Rieck)

WS 2019/20 Lecture “Introduction to Anthropology: Decision-Making, Culture and Embedded Agency”, Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg.
WS 2019/20 Lecture “Decision-Making Across Cultures: Interdisciplinary Methodologies” (co-taught with Stephanie Homola et al.), Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg.
SoSe 2019 Guest-Teaching in Graduate Students Course “Human Rights Advocacy in the Muslim World” (Salma Waheedi), Harvard Law School, USA. 01.04.2019
SoSe 2019 Guest-Teaching in BA/MA Course “Religion in World Affairs” (Jeremy Menchik), Boston University, USA. 02.04.2019
WS 2018/19 Teaching Session (“Legal Anthropology“) in Anthropology: Advanced Theory Course (PhD-level), Seminar für Ethnologie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
WS 2018/19 Seminar “Staat, Religion und Soziale Kategorisierung in Südostasien” (B.A.), Seminar für Ethnologie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
SoSo 2017 Reading Group “The Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia” (PhD-Level), MPI for Social Anthropology
SoSo 2017 Seminar “Die Bürokratisierung des Islam: Transdisziplinäre Perspektiven” (B.A.-Level), Institut für Ethnologie & Orientalisches Institut, Universität Leipzig
SoSo 2017 Seminar “Anthropology of Bureaucracy: Einführung in die ethnologische Bürokratieforschung” (B.A.), Seminar für Ethnologie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. (Weekly)
SoSo 2016 Seminar “Sharia Politics in Southeast Asia“ (B.A.), Institut für Ethnologie, Universität Heidelberg
WS 2015/16 Seminar “Islam, Politik und Populärkultur in Südostasien“ (B.A.), Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien, Johannes-Gutenberg-Univ. Mainz
WS 2015/16 Guest Teaching in Seminar “Law and Religion“ (Arif Jamal), Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, 30.09.2014
WS 2013/14 Proseminar “Einführung in die Rechtsethnologie: The Anthropology of Law“ (B.A. and M.A.), Institut für Ethnologie, GU-Frankfurt
WS 2012/13 Proseminar “Einführung in die Ethnographie von Malaysia und Brunei Darussalam“ (B.A. and M.A.), Institut für Ethnologie, GU-Frankfurt
WS 2012/13 Seminar including Guest Lectures “Berufsfelder der Ethnologie“ (B.A. and M.A.), Institut für Ethnologie, GU-Frankfurt (with S. Schröter)
SoSo 2012 Proseminar “Einführung in die Politische Ethnologie“ (B.A.- and Magister Artium-Level), Institut für Ethnologie, GU-Frankfurt
SoSo 2008/9 Project Seminar “Islam in Geschichte und Gegenwart“ (Magister Artium), Institut für Ethnologie, GU-Frankfurt (with S. Schröter)
SoSo 2007/8 Seminar Werbewelten: Werbung aus ethnologischer Sicht II“ (Magister Artium) (leading role in Syllabus and teaching; with U. Röschenthaler), GU-Frankfurt

 

  • Interview: “What International Criticism of Brunei’s Harsh New Penal Code Overlooks”. World Politics Review (WPR) https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/trend-lines/27811/what-international-criticism-of-brunei-s-harsh-new-penal-code-overlooks
  • Video Interview (Academic Publication): “How has the Islamic Party of Malaysia’s Stance towards Popular Culture Evolved?”. Latest Thinking (LT.org) DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10426

 

  • 2019 Cited in “Inside the Silent Nation of Brunei”, BBC, May 10, 2019.
  • 2019 Cited in “Western Boycotts Soften Brunei’s Sharia Law”, Asia Times, May 7, 2019.
  • 2019 Cited in “Brunei once held off on strict Islamic Law to stay in a U.S. backed trade pact. Then Trump pulled out ”, Washington Post, April 12, 2019.
  • 2019 Cited in “Pengalaman, Pendekatan Singapura Urus Agama Dikongsi Di Harvard” (=Singapore’s Experience and Approach to Religious Administration Presented at Harvard), Berita Harian, p. 10, May 2, 2019.
  • 2019 Cited in “Is Brunei’s Sharia Law Just for Show?”, Asia Times, April 5, 2019.
  • 2019 Cited in “Der Sultan droht mit dem Schwert”, Spiegel Online, March 29, 2019.
  • 2019 Cited in “Le Pietre Del Sultano”, Grazia, p. 50, May, 2019.
  • 2018 Cited in “How Islamic Does Brunei want to be?”, Asia Times, April 23, 2018.
  • 2015 Cited in “IS Seeking a Foothold in Southeast Asia”, Deutsche Welle, June 24, http://www.dw.com/en/is-seeking-a-foothold-in-southeast-asia/a-18538632 (German also avail.)
  • 2015 Review of Lecture Islamist Politics and Popular Culture in Malaysia: Negotiating Normative Change between Sharia Law and Electric Guitars at SOAS London: “Reflections: Islamists’ Pop-Culture”, Monsoon Book Club, June 4, http://www.monsoonsbookclub.com/2015/06/05/reflections-islamists-pop-culture-oley-hudud-allah/
  • 2014 Cited in newspaper article: “Sultan der Steinzeit: Der einst reichste Mann der Welt will in seinem Land die Scharia durchsetzen“. Welt am Sonntag, May 11.
  • 2014 “Heavy Metal zum Lobe Allahs: Der Frankfurter Ethnologe Dominik Müller hat in Malaysia das Phänomen des Pop-Islamismus studiert“, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), April 22, p. 44.
  • 2013 Interview: “Die E-Gitarre als Missionsinstrument: Fragen an den Ethnologen Dr. Dominik Müller zum Post- und Pop-Islamismus in Malaysia”, UniReport, 46 (5): 9.
  • 2013 Cited in: “Vollstrecker des göttlichen Willens“, Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), October 26, p. 10. (reprinted in Berner Zeitung and Tagesanzeiger)
  • (2013) Radio Interview: Der Islam im modernen Gewand: Der politische Islam und die Popkultur“ (Islam in a Modern Form: Political Islam and Pop-Culture), Deutschlandfunk, October 3.
  • (2011) Mentioned in: “Das moderne Asien“ (Modern Asia), Christ in der Gegenwart (Herder), 12/2011.

  • Member, Kollegium, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, 2017-2019
  • Member, Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Regionalstudien (ZIRS), Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, 2017-2019
  • Chief Editor, BERITA, Official Publication of the Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei Studies Group (MSB), Association for Asian Studies (AAS), since 2018
  • Editorial Board Member, Asian Survey (University of California Press)
  • Coordinator for ERASMUS, PROMOS and International Cooperation, Institut für Ethnologie, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (2012-2013)

Asian Ethnicity, Asian Survey, Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies, Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology, Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Working Paper Series , Paideuma: Mitteilungen für Kulturkunde, Palgrave MacMillan, South East Asian Studies, The Pacific Review.

  • Junge Akademie Mainz
  • Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
  • AAS Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei Studies Group
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie (DGSKA)
  • Frobenius-Gesellschaft für kulturanthropologische Forschung
  • Daimler und Benz Stiftung Alumni-Verein
  • Antonian Alumni Community, University of Oxford
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband