Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Neusprachliche Südasienstudien
Torsten Tschacher

Torsten Tschacher, PhD

Room: 130.02.04
Phone: +49 6221 54 15272


Curriculum Vitae

Since 10/2021 Lecturer for Tamil, South Asia Institute, University Heidelberg
10/2020-09/2021 Adjunct, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin
10/2014-09/2020 Junior-Professor for Muslim Culture and Society in South Asia, Institute of Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
10/2011-09/2014 Lecturer for Tamil Language and Culture, Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), Universität Göttingen
Since 10/2009 Postdoctoral Researcher, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows”, University of Heidelberg
10/2007-07/2009 Academic Employee, Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures, South Asia Insitute, University of Heidelberg
09/2006-03/2007 Academic Employee, Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Göttingen; responsible for cataloguing Tamil manuscripts for the Union Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts in German Collections
06/2007 PhD degree (“The Impact of Being Tamil on Religious Life among Tamil Muslims in Singapore”; supervisor: Ulrike Niklas)
01/2003-06/2007 PhD student in South Asian Studies at National University of Singapore
06/2002 Master degree from Cologne University
07/1999-06/2000 Exchange Student at Pondicherry University
10/1996-06/2002 Student of Indology, Social Anthropology and Comparative Religion at Cologne University



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