Esther Sarah Tenberg



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I graduated from the Southeast Asian Studies Masters program in Bonn in 2018, during which I spent one year in Myanmar to study the Myanmar language at the Yangon University of Foreign Languages (YUFL). In my master thesis, I examined how ethno-racial and gendered categories in Myanmar are informed by Buddhist ideas of morality and how such hierarchical categories influence social status.

In my Ph.D. I am researching digital religion and religious authority in online Buddhist communities in Myanmar. The thesis aims at providing a better understanding of monks' discursive practices. My research interests include intersectional identity formations and political discourse in Myanmar. Currently, I am especially interested in monastic forms of self-representation on Facebook.

Nyeste vitenskapelige publikasjoner

  • (2019). Current Myanmar Studies: Aung San Suu Kyi, Muslims in Arakan, and Economic Insecurity. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN: 1-5275-3208-9

Utdanning og praksis

2007 - 2013Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, University of Bonn
2012 - 2018Master of Arst in Southeast Asian Studies, University of Bonn
2013 - 2014Full time Proficiency Course in Myanmar Language, Yangon University of Foreign Languages (YUFL), funded by a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


2014 - 2017Member of the Executive Board of the Asia House Foundation Cologne
2018 - d.d.Vice President of the Myanmar Institut e.V.