Susanne Stadlbauer is currently an adjunct faculty at the University of Wyoming’s department of anthropology. Her research draws on an interdisciplinary field of sociocultural linguistics that focuses on language-in-interaction, identity politics, media studies, ethnography, media anthropology, and the anthropology of Islam and Christianity.
Her recent research interests concern the media discourse of and on self-identified Salafists after the 2011 Arab Spring. For her recent work as a visiting fellow for the Käte Hamburger Kolleg in the Center for Religious Studies (CERES) at the Ruhr Universität Bochum she conducted an ethnography and media anthropology of recent mass conversions of refugees to Christianity in Germany.
A native of Germany, Stadlbauer earned her BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Ma and PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her dissertation is entitled Displaced Islamic Identities: Language, Time, and Space in a Post 9/11 America.