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Anja Zalta

Anja Zalta is an Associate Professor for Sociology of Religion at the Sociology Department, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and author of many articles on religious traditions and identities, Islam in Slovenia and in the Balkans, inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue, and the role of monotheistic religions (Judaism Christianity, Islam) in the European cultural and religious history.
Between 2004 and 2006 she was periodically living in Konya, Turkey, where she was conducting a research on secularism in Turkish society. In 2013 she has received a Turkish research grant. She was researching religious (Christian) minorities in Istanbul and Tur Abdin region in the South-Eastern part of Turkey. Between 2014 and 2015 she was a Visiting Researcher at the Nan Tien Institute in Wollongong, Australia (topic: inter-religious dialogue and conflict transformation).
Her current research is focused on the question of (religious) minorities and human rights, as well as the rights of women in the monotheistic religions.

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