Anja Zalta

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Anja Zalta is an Assistant Professor for Sociology of Religion at the Sociology Department, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her research work focuses on the issue of Islam in Europe, the rights of religious minorities, gender and religion, comparative religiology with an emphasis on Asian paradigms, violence and religious identities, and the possibility of transforming religious conflicts. Between 2004 and 2006, she was periodically living in Konya, Turkey, where she was conducting a research on secularism in Turkish society. In 2013, as an executive of the international project at the Istanbul University, she studied the rights of minorities, especially in the Tur Abdin province on the Turkish-Syrian border. In 2014, she was a visiting researcher at the NT Institute in Wollongong, Australia, where she analyzed the role of socially engaged Buddhism and led the platform for interreligious dialogue. In 2016, she carried out a research on academic freedom in Turkey, together with dr. Tahir Abbas, with whom she is currently preparing a monograph titled Understanding Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Turkey. She is also the co-editor of the monograph Women Against War System (Lit Verlag, 2017).

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