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Ahmen Deniz – the winner of the COREnet Master thesis award

Mar 13, 2024
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The COST Action “Connecting Theory and Practical Issues of Migration and Religious Diversity” (COREnet) offered an exciting opportunity to submit master’s theses in religious diversity and migration for a chance to be selected to participate in person at ISORECEA (International Study of Religious and Eastern and Central Europe Association) conference in Tirana, Albania (April 25-27, 2024).

We received eight applications: six in English, one in German, and one in Georgian. Our Evaluation Committee reviewed all of the entries and selected Ahmed Deniz from Tilburg University as the winner. Ahmed’s master’s thesis is titled Our Places versus Their Places. Turkish-Dutch Adolescents’ Perceived Social Identity and Perception of the Converted Amsterdam Faith Mosque.”

This study delves into the social and religious identity of male Turkish Dutch Adolescents (TDA) through their connection to the Fatih Mosque, employing qualitative methods, in-depth interviews and fieldwork within an ethno-case study framework. The study offers nuanced insights into the complex interplay of cultural norms, religious values, and identity preservation within the context of the Fatih Mosque, shedding light on the multifaceted social and religious identity of Turkish-Dutch Adolescents.

Ahmed Deniz will present his research at the ISORECEA (International Study of Religious and Eastern and Central Europe Association) conference in Tirana, Albania (April 25-27, 2024).

The second-place winner – was Ferlie Rose Ann N. Famaloan. Her master’s thesis is titled “Malakas Ako kay Lord”. Re-inventing Filipino Resilience Through Religion in Labor Migration Discourse”.

The third-place winners are Juthika Roy and Maryam Bahrami. Their master’s thesis is titled “Freedom Beyond the Border: A Critical Analysis of Afghan Female Refugees’ Perception of Freedom Following Forced Migration in Denmark.”

Many thanks to all the applicants for participation in the “Connecting Theory and Practical Issues of Migration and Religious Diversity” (COREnet) Master Thesis Contest 2024.

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