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On an Anthropological Journey: a podcast interview with ESR Aleeha Zahra Ali

Updated: Feb 11, 2021

This interview was published as part of a podcast series on Standplaats Wereld (, an anthropology blog created by the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

The host of the Standplaats Wereld podcast, Puck de Boer, talks with Aleeha Ali, a PhD candidate and MIDA early career researcher.

Their conversation touches upon:

- Aleeha's PhD research amongst Shi'a Muslims in Europe, religious practices and digitization- challenges in fieldwork during the Covid-19 pandemic

-The nature of anthropology and how educational systems approach it (e.g in Pakistan, the UK, and the Netherlands).

-Personal and political reflections on anthropology.

Listen to the full conversation here:

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