Dr. Tsypylma Darieva

Senior Researcher
Tel. + 49 (30) 2005949-38

Tsypylma Darieva is social anthropologist and a senior researcher at the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS). She is an associate member of the Caucasus Studies Programme at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and a board member of the Berlin Centre for Independent Social Research. After receiving her PhD in anthropology from the Humboldt University in Berlin in 2003, Darieva joined the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle. Between 2004 and 2010, she was a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Institute for European Ethnology at the Humboldt University. She then moved to Japan, where she taught at Tsukuba University from 2010 to 2013. Before joining ZOiS, she coordinated an international research project on the transformation of sacred places at the Friedrich Schiller University. At ZOiS, Darieva co-develops the research area 'Migration and Tansnationalism' and focuses on the transformation of urban spaces and religious pluralisation in Eurasian cities.

ZOiS research project

Transformation of urban spaces and religious pluralisation in the Caucasus

Research interests

  • Anthropology of migration
  • Transnational diasporic networks
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • City and post-socialist urbanity
  • Public places and religious diversity in the South Caucasus

Selected Publications