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University of Lucerne
Study of Religions / Religious Studies

 Contact details
Contact personProf. Dr. Martin Baumann
StreetFrohburgstrasse 3 
Address 6004 - Lucerne (Switzerland) 
Phone+41 (0)41 229 5580 
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)250+ 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Religion Studies
» Cultural studies

 Brief description of your activity focus
I study immigrant religious communities and people and the processes of social incorporation and adoption

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Resaerch focus is on immigration, religion and processes of social incorporation; on diaspora
studies and change and continuities of religion and culture; second generation of immigrants; public
visibility and social conflicts;
I was granted several grants for research projects (with two PhD candidates each) on Hindus and
Buddhists in Switzerland; on Muslims and Jews in Great Britain and Switzerland; on Muslim communities
and Hindu comunities in conurbations in Austria and Switzerland, and finally, a highly visible research
project on Muslim youth groups and civic social capital in Switzerland (with three postdoic positions).
 Research Activities

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeNational
Project TitleMuslim Youth Groups and Engendering Civic Social Capital in Swiss Society
AcronymMYGECSC, 2011-2012, Swiss francs grant 385.000
Specific ThemeResearching Muslim Youth groups and their activities and values in Switzerland
Project websitehttp://www.unilu.ch/eng/muslimische-jugendgruppen_817133.html
Project #2
Project TypeNational
Project TitleReligious Immigrant Communities and Social Engagement in Zurich and Vienna
AcronymRICSE; funded by Swiss National Research Foundation, Swiss francs 331.000,-
Specific ThemeResearching activities and social engagement of Muslim and Hindu associations
Project websitehttp://www.unilu.ch/eng/buergerschaftliches-engagement_864307.html
Project #3
Project TypeNational
Project TitleSwiss Muslim Youth and Civic Key Persons in Switzerland
Specific ThemeDissemination research result to specific social and educational target groups
Project websitehttp://www.unilu.ch/eng/swiss-muslim-youth-and-civic-key-persons_1008897.html
Project #4
Project TypeNational
Project TitlePublic Domain und social Incorporation of religious minorities: modelling developmental processes
Acronymfunded by Swiss National Research Foundation, Swiss francs 366.000,-
Specific ThemeStudying Muslim and Jewish incorporation processes and reaching out in public space
Project websitehttp://www.unilu.ch/eng/public-domain_817141.html
Project #5
Project TypeNational
Project TitleImmigrants religions, public space and change of gender roles among Asian people in Switzerland
AcronymSwiss francs grant 293.000,-
Specific ThemeResearching Tamil Hindu and Vietnamese Buddhist immigrants and processes of establishment
Project websitehttp://www.nfp58.ch/e_projekte_vielfalt.cfm?projekt=90

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