Dr. Dominik Müller

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Post-Doctoral Fellow am Exzellenzcluster “Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen” (2013–2016)
Assoziiertes Mitglied am Institut für Ethnologie

E-Mail: muellerdo[at]eth.mpg.de

Sprechstunden: Nach Vereinbarung.

Arbeitsschwerpunkte

Islam, Populärkultur, Südostasien (insb. Brunei, Malaysia und Singapur), Iran, Politische Anthropologie, Rechtsethnologie


Aktuelles Forschungsprojekt

Seit 2016 Leiter der Emmy Noether Nachwuchsgruppe “The Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia” am Max Planck Institut für ethnologische Forschung in Halle.

Ausgewählte Publikationen (seit 2008)

  • 2016 (Online First) “From Consultancy to Critique: The ‘Success Story’ of Globalized Zakat Management in Malaysia and its Normative Ambiguities”. Globalizations. (Download)
  • 2016 (in print) Review: “Sandra Khor Manickam: Taming the Wild: Aborigenes and Racial Knowledge in Colonial Malaya. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press”. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology.
  • 2016 “Paradoxical Normativities in Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam: Islamic Law and the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration”, Asian Survey, Vol. 56:3 (May/June), 415–441. (Download)
  • 2016 “Brunei in 2015: Oil Revenues Down, Sharia on the Rise”, Asian Survey, Vol. 56:1 (Jan/Feb) 162–167. (Download)
  • 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, Vol. 46 (3/4), 313–345. (Download)
  • 2015 “Islamic Politics and Popular Culture in Malaysia: Negotiating normative change between Shariah Law and electric guitars”, Indonesia and the Malay World. Vol. 43 (127), 318–344. (Download)
  • 2015 “When ‘PAS is HAMAS’ and ‘UMNO acts like Israel’: Localized appropriations of the Palestine conflict in Malaysia, in Petru, Tomas (Hrsg.) Graffiti, Converts and Vigilantes: Islam Outside the Mainstream in Maritime Southeast Asia, Vienna: Caesarpress: 77–106. (Download)
  • 2014 Islam, Politics and Youth in Malaysia: The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS, Milton Park, Abindgon & New York, NY: Routledge (Contemporary Southeast Asia Series)
  • 2013  “Post-Islamism or Pop-Islamism? Ethnographic observations of Muslim youth politics in Malaysia”, Paideuma: Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde, 59: 261-284. (Download)
  • 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. (Special Issue: Islamic Civil Society in South East Asia: Localization and Transnationalism in the Ummah) (Download)
  • 2010  Review: “Joseph C. Liow (2009): ‘Piety and Politics: Islamism in Contemporary Malaysia’, New York: Oxford University Press”, South East Asia Research, 18 (3): 616-620. (Download)

Ausgewählte Vorträge

  • 23.11.2016 The Bureaucratisation of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia: Outlines of a Collaborative Research Project, St Antony's College (Centre for Asian Studies), University of Oxford.
  • 13.10.2016 Symbolic Power and its Paradoxes in the Malay Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam: Reflections on the Social Life of Divine Legitimacy, 6th Prague Conference on Southeast Asian Studies, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
  • 12.08.2016 Overlapping Consensus or Clash of Normativities? The Malaysian approach to Zakat Management and its (In-)Compatibility with Secular Humanitarianism, Faculty of Law, Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS), National University of Singapore (NUS).
  • 16.06.2016 Bureaucratizing the sharia: Islamic Governance and its Supernatural Counterforces in Brunei Darussalam, 8th Southeast Asia Update, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (coop. with KITLV and IIAS), Leiden University, Netherlands.
  • 26.05.2016 ‘XPDC Dakwah’ and the Rise of Pop-Islamism in Urban Malaysia. Workshop “Islam, Urban Life and the Production of Moral Norms”, Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin.
  • 08.12.2015 Reframing ‘Instruments of the Devil’: Political dakwah and Pious Entertainment in Contemporary Malaysia, Institut für Ethnologie, Universität Heidelberg.
  • 01.12.2015 Contesting Sacred Normativity: Pop-Islamism and Youth Culture in Malaysia. Joint Institutes Colloquium, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle.
  • 05.06.2015Sharia Reform and the Dynamics of Socio-Legal Change in the Islamic Monarchy of Brunei Darussalam”, Oriental Institute, The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
  • 27.05.2015 The Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Consequences in Brunei Darussalam, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (Islamic Law & Society Discussion group), University of Oxford.
  • 26.05.2015 Islamist Politics and Popular Culture in Malaysia, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
  • 17.03.2015 The Rise of Pop-Islamism in Malaysia: Negotiating Normative Change Between Sharia Law and Electric Guitars, Institut für Sozialanthropologie und Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Zürich.
  • 10.02.2015 Normativer Wandel zwischen Scharia-Recht und Elektrischen Gitarren. Islamismus und Populäre Kultur in Malaysia, Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
  • 04.02.2015 Faith Control and the Politics of Exorcism in Brunei Darussalam, St Antony's College (Centre for Asian Studies), University of Oxford.
  • 23.10.2014 Islamic Governance and Shariah Law in Brunei Darussalam: Local Dynamics and Cross-Border Impacts, Workshop "Bureaucratization of Islam in Muslim States and Societies", Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF), Bielefeld.
  • 02.10.2014 Brunei Beyond The Recent Headlines: Emic Perscpetives on National Ideology and Socio-Legal Change in a Malay Islamic Monarchy, Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS), National University of Singapore (NUS).
  • 23.03.2014 Resisting the Post-Islamist Wave? Paradoxes of Ultra-Conservative Youth Activism in Malaysia, 3rd Annual Southeast Asian Studies Symposium, Keble College, University of Oxford.
  • 08.11.2013 Marketing Islamic Law: Pop-Islamist Politics and Youth Culture in Malaysia. 5th Prague Conference on Southeast Asian Studies (“Connecting Southeast Asia and the World: Cultural, Historical and Political Ties”), Prague Metropolitan University. 
  • 24.09.2013  Durch Rockmusik zum Islamstaat? Moderne Jugendkultur als Ressource islamischer Parteipolitik in Malaysia. 32. Deutscher Orientalistentag 2013, Sektion Südostasienwissenschaft, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.
  • 22.04.2013  Pop-Islamist Politics in Malaysia: The Cultural Reinvention of PAS. Center for Southeast Asia Studies (CSEAS), University of California Berkeley, USA.
  • 18.03.2013  Islamism or Post-Islamism? Cultural and Political Perspectives. Singapore National University (NUS), Asia Research Institute (ARI), Singapur (mit S. Schröter).
  • 09.03.2013  Islamic Governance and Religious Diversity Management in Malaysia. Eröffnungskonferenz des Southeast Asia Service Leadership Network („SEA CHANGE: Southeast Asia’s Place in the World”), Stanford University, USA. 
  • 26.02.2013  Muslim Politics and Popular Culture in Malaysia: PAS, Hudud, and Rock 'n' Roll. Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), Stanford University, USA.

Förderungen, Fellowships und Auszeichnungen

  • 2016 Aufnahme in das Emmy Noether Programm der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) als Nachwuchsgruppenleiter am Max Planck Institut für ethnologische Forschung, Abteilung ‚Recht und Ethnologie’, Halle. Projekt: „The Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia“.
  • 2016  Berufung zur vierjährigen Mitgliedschaft bei der Jungen Akademie der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz.
  • 2016  (Jul–Aug): Visiting Research Fellowship, Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS), National University of Singapore.
  • 2015  (Jan–Apr): Senior Membership am St Antony's College (visiting), University of Oxford
  • 2015  Young Scholar Prize 2014 Commendation, Indonesia and the Malay World (ed. School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
  • 2014  (Sep–Okt): Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD)
  • 2013  (Feb–Mai): DAAD Post-Doc Stipendium, Stanford University, USA 
  • 2012  Forschungsförderungspreis der Frobenius-Gesellschaft 2012
  • 2012  Förderung im Rahmen des Programms „Nachwuchswissenschaftler/innen im Fokus“ durch das Präsidium der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt 
  • 2012  Abschluss der Promotion „summa cum laude“ (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) 
  • 2008 – 2012  Promotionsstipendium des Exzellenzclusters „Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen“ 
  • 2008  Abschluss des Magisterstudiums „mit Auszeichnung“ 
  • 2007  DAAD Stipendium (M.A.), Brunei Darussalam 
  • 2006 – 2007  ERASMUS Stipendium, Universiteit Leiden, Niederlande 
  • 2004 – 2008  Förderung durch den Nassauischen Zentralstudienfonds (NZF)

Weitere professionelle Tätigkeiten

  • Consultancy und Erstellung einer Auftragsstudie für das Human Rights Ressource Centre (HRRC), 2014
  • Medienpräsenz in Deutsche Welle, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Welt am Sonntag, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Berner Zeitung, UniReport, Deutschlandfunk.