Elisabeth Becker

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Ph.D. Candidate
B.A. Sociology, summa cum laude (Cornell University);
MSc Forced Migration, Development Studies (Oxford University);
MSc Latin American Studies (Oxford University)
Areas of Interest: 
Immigration, Trauma, Culture, Ethnography, Comparative Sociology.

Elisabeth Becker is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at Yale University. She is a junior fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology and the Center for Comparative Research. Her interests lie in migration, integration and religion. She has researched Albanian Kosovar migrants in New York City, reconciliation processes in Latin America and currently focuses on religion and belonging in contemporary Europe.

Elisabeth’s dissertation project entails an ethnographic study of the mosque in comparative perspective, with an aim towards understanding boundaries of belonging in European capitals. She will begin fieldwork in 2013 in Berlin, Germany through grants provided by the NSF, DAAD, the International Fox Fellowship and the MacMillan Center at Yale.

Elisabeth is also currently affiliated with the Center for the Advanced Study of Culture, Essen, Germany, where she is collaborating on a cross-national project that seeks to understand state intervention into religious practices in Germany and the United States.

Elisabeth holds a B.A. in Sociology and College Scholar from Cornell University (summa cum laude); an MSc in Forced Migration from Oxford University; and an MSc in Latin American Studies from Oxford University.

Selected Publications