Susanne Stadlbauer received her Ph.D. in sociocultural linguistics from the Department of Linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2012. Her dissertation, entitled "Displaced Islamic Identities: Language, Time, and Space in a Post 9/11 America," involved the discursive construction and the renegotiation of Islamic practice and ritual in a student group in Colorado whose members tried to revert harmful media images of Islam. Her research draws from an interdisciplinary field of discourse studies, identity politics, media studies, media anthropology, the anthropology of Islam, and emerging fields of digital religion. 

She is currently an adjunct faculty in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming and a research fellow at the Center for Media, Religion and Culture (CMRC) at the University of Colorado Boulder. At the center, she is part of an interdisciplinary research team investigating theoretical, methodological, and ethnographic approaches to Third Spaces of Digital Religion, hypermediation, media ambivalence, and newly-emerging religions in and through the digitalHer most recent research projects involve the emergence of new Salafist identities, authorities, and masculinities on German, British, and Tunisian social media platforms; the role of affect, technological acceleration, and media ambivalence in restructuring the domestic sphere of American families; and the media usages of Syrian refugees in Southern Germany. Dr. Stadlbauer moved to the United States from her native Germany to pursue her B.A. in Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and to join the University of Colorado at Boulder for her graduate studies. 

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