Dr. Marlene Schäfers

Assistant Professor
Cultural Anthropology


2015            University of Cambridge, Social Anthropology, PhD

2010            University of Cambridge, Social Anthropology, MPhil

2009            Istanbul Bilgi University, Ottoman and Turkish History, MA

2007            University of Konstanz, History (major) and Political Science (minor), BA


Academic Appointments


British Academy Newton International Fellow, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge



Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Conflict and Development Studies, Ghent University



[Pegasus]2 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, Department of Conflict and Development Studies, Ghent University


Awards and Funding

2021                Evans-Pritchard Lectureship, All Souls College, University of Oxford

2020               Best Article Award in Kurdish Political Studies, University of Central Florida

2020-2022   Newton International Fellowship, British Academy

2020-2023   Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship, Research Foundation Flanders

2016-2019   [Pegasus]2 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship, Research Foundation Flanders

2015                PhD Research Grant, Orient-Institut Istanbul

2014-2015   Postgraduate Research Grant, Wiener-Anspach Foundation

2011                Richards Fund Fieldwork Grant, University of Cambridge

2010-2014   Doctoral Studentship, German National Academic Foundation

2010-2013   Research Studentship, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

2009-2010   Mellon Bursary, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

2008-2009   Studentship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

2005-2010   Studentship, German National Academic Foundation