Dr. Riem Spielhaus
Research Fellow, Centre for European Islamic Thought, University of Copenhagen
Riem Spielhaus is a Research Fellow at the Centre for European Islamic Thought. Her dissertation “Who is a Muslim anyway? The emergence of a Muslim consciousness in Germany between ascription and self-identification” at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin was rewarded the Augsburg Science Award for Intercultural Studies 2010.
She majored both in Islamic Studies and African Studies and has been working as advisor for the commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration of the German Federal Government.
She was a member of several working groups, which were set up by the German government, local administrations and civic organizations like the first “German Islam Conference” (2006-2009).
Currently she is pursuing her post-doctoral research at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark with a comparison of quantitative national and multinational polls among Muslims in Western Europe since 2000.