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Dr. Dilyara Müller-Suleymanova

Dr. Dilyara Müller-Suleymanova

Dr. Dilyara Müller-Suleymanova

ZHAW School of Social Work
Institute of Diversity and Social Integration
Förrlibuckstrasse 60
8005 Zürich

+41 (0) 58 934 85 27

Work at ZHAW

Position at the ZHAW

Senior Researcher

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

Diversity, migration and diaspora
citizen-science, participatory methods of research
intergenerational transmission, memory practices, memory politics
school and education from anthropological perspective
Islamic education and Muslim youth groups
Biographic and ethnographic methods

Regional focus: Eastern Europe (former Yugoslavia, Russia, Ukraine), Switzerland

Professional milestones

2022 - current: Senior researcher, Institute of Diversity and Social Integration, School of Social Work, ZHAW;

2017 - 2021: SNF Ambizione Research Fellow, Institute of Diversity and Social Integration, School of Social Work, ZHAW;

2017: Visiting research fellow, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

2015 - 2017: Project staff and lecturer, School of Social Work, ZHAW

2017: Projekt co-head, #SwissMuslimStories (, a counter-narrative project to prevent extremism and online radicalisation, Platform "Youth and Media", Swiss Federal Social Insurance Office

2012 - 2016: Lecturer and assistant, Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich

2016: Project staff, "Public deliberation, network analysis and the political inclusion of Muslims living in Switzerland, France and Britain”, Institute of Citizenship Studies, University of Geneva

2009 - 2012: PhD Student, University Priority Research Program "Asia and Europe", University of Zurich

2008 - 2010: Online editor, “Ab Imperio Network on Empire and Nationalism Studies” (

2007 - 2008: Coordinator, “Building Democracy in Multi-Ethnic Societies”, Center for Democratization of Education, Kazan State University, Russia

Educational background

2013: PhD in Social Anthropology (University of Zurich)
2007: MA in Nationalism Studies (Central European University, Budapest)
2003: MA in History (Kazan State University, Russia)



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Books and monographs, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts

Other publications

Diversity Cinema, ZHdK und ZHAW, Expertin

Projekt #SwissMuslimStories, Online Narrative gegen Extremismus (unterstützt durch Bundesamt für Sozialversicherungen (Plattform "Jugend und Medien"), Mercator Stiftung, Paul Schiller Stiftung, Fachstelle für Rassismusbekämpfung, Fachstelle Integration, Kanton Zürich, Integrationskredit, Stadt Zürich, usw.)

Ethnographic film project (with Dominik Müller) “Bizim Qirim – Our Crimea": Memories and narratives of the deported Crimean Tatar population” (ongoing)