Lena Richter holds a B.Sc. (cum laude) in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies (Radboud University Nijmegen) and a M.A. (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master degree) in Migration Studies (summa cum laude) from the Universities of Barcelona, Venice, Sousse, and Montpellier.
Since 2019 Lena works as a PhD Researcher at the Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands) at the faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at the department of Islam Studies. As an Early Stage Researcher she is involved in the EU funded ITN Marie Skłodowska-Curie project "MIDA- Mediating Islam in the Digital Age" (2019-2022). Within this framework, she is conducting comparative research about "being non-religious" in Morocco and the Moroccan diaspora in Europe.
Her research interests include the anthropology of (non) religion, secular activism, gender, and diaspora studies. Lena’s regional specialization lies in the Maghreb.