Esther Sarah Tenberg
- Kontor: 424A
- Telefonnummer: 22590500
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.
Utdanning og praksis
2007 - 2013 Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, University of Bonn
2013 - 2014 Full time Proficiency Course in Myanmar Language, Yangon University of Foreign Languages (YUFL), funded by a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2012 - 2018 Master of Arst in Southeast Asian Studies, University of Bonn
2018 - Vice President of the Myanmar Institut e.V.
2014 - 2017 Member of the Executive Board of the Asia House Foundation Cologne