Tsypylma Darieva is a social anthropologist and, since October 2017, a senior researcher at ZOiS, where she coordinates the research cluster Migration and Diversity. She is an associate member of the Caucasus Studies Programme at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and was a member of CISR. E.V directors board (Berlin Centre for Independent Social Research). Tsypylma Darieva received her doctorate in Anthropology and her German academic degree as Dr. phil. Habil. (German professorial exam) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Before joining ZOiS, Darieva was Associate Professor for Anthropology at Tsukuba University (Japan), a postdoctoral researcher at Humboldt University Berlin and at Max-Planck-Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle. She is currently preparing her book Homeland Pilgrimage. Roots and Routes of Transnational Engagement for publication and co-editing a special issue on urban religious diversity in the South Caucasus and Central Asia. She is a co-founder of the ZOiS Caucasus Network.