I am a social anthropologist and my research interests are religion and media anthropology, with a special focus on New Religious Movements and Transnational Spirituality. With my PhD project In the Shadow of Global Yoga: A Religious Anthropological Study of Translocal Centers of Postcolonial Spirituality in India I engage with the topic of global yoga and the making of spirituality. I did my BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Geography here at the UoC and the School of Planning and Architecture in Vijayawada (India). My BA thesis was about the concept of the Anthropocene as a turning point towards a new scientific consciousness. In my MA thesis in Social and Cultural Anthropology I focused on theories of ritual, communities of practice and liminality. Therefore, I did extensive fieldwork in India with followers of a Guru in Rishikesh. My main interest was their perception and making of spirituality. My research is funded by the Hans-Böckler-Foundation.