Editorial Board Members
Rainer Bauböck (Austria) was born and grew up in Austria and earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Vienna. He is currently Chair in Social and Political Theory, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute in Florence and on leave from the Austrian Academy of Science. His research centers on normative political theory and comparative research on democratic citizenship; European integration; and migration, nationalism and minority rights. He is co-director of a web-based European observatory on citizenship (http://eudo-citizenship.eu).
Matthias Koenig (Germany) is a full professor of sociology and sociology of religion at the University of Göttingen. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. degree in sociology from the University of Marburg and a habilitation from the University of Bamberg. He has held visiting positions at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, and at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on religious diversity, collective identities and human rights. Among the publications and journal articles he has written or co-edited are: Human Rights and Democracy in Multicultural Societies (with Paul de Guchteneire, 2007) and Migration and the Governance of Religious Diversity (with Paul Bramadat, 2009). He is co-founder of the International Journal on Multicultural Societies and served as its Editor-in-Chief from 1998 to 2009.
Lily Kong (Singapore) earned a Ph.D. from the University College London and a B.A. and M.A. from the National University of Singapore. She is currently Vice President of University and Global Relations, in addition to her professorship at the Department of Geography. Her research includes geographies of religion, cultural economy and cultural policy, constructions of nation and national identity, and constructions of nature and environment.
Peter van der Veer (Netherlands) is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity at Göttingen. He taught Anthropology at the Free University in Amsterdam, at Utrecht University and at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1992 he was appointed as Professor of Comparative Religion and Founding Director of the Research Center in Religion and Society, Social Science Faculty, University of Amsterdam. His research interests include religion and nationalism in Asia and Europe, as well as India and China.
Yinong Zhang (China) earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornell University, New York, holds an M.A. in Tibetan Language and History from Central University of Nationalities in Beijing, and a B.A. in Political Economy from Sichuan University. He holds a professorship in Anthropology at Shanghai University. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity as well as corresponding editor for Current Anthropology. His research interests include ethnic and religious diversities, nation and globalization, social production of boundaries, Tibetan and Chinese Muslim communities in China.
Brenda Yeoh (Singapore) completed a geography course at Cambridge followed by a doctorate at Oxford University. She currently holds a professorship at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore. She also serves as Principal Investigator of the Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis and leads the research group on Asian Migrations at the Asia Research Institute. Her research interests include gender, migration and transnational communities; and politics of space in colonial and post-colonial cities.
Patricia Mohammed (Jamaica) is a scholar, writer and film maker. She is currently the Campus Co-ordinator, School for Graduate Studies and Research at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the Institute of Gender and Development Studies. Previously, she has held various positions at the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, UWI, Jamaica; the Institute of Development Studies in Sussex in 1984; SUNY Albany in New York. Ms. Mohammed gained her Ph.D. from the Institute of Social Studies in Den Haag, The Netherlands in 1994. She was Visiting Professor at SUNY, Albany, New York in 2007. She has published widely in second wave feminist activism and the development of gender studies in the Caribbean, including Gender Negotiations among Indians in Trinidad, 1917-1947 (Palgrave, 2002) and Imaging the Caribbean: Culture and Visual Translation (Macmillan, 2009).