Dr. Luis Manuel Hernandez Aguilar
Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences (Kuwi)
Academic Staff Member
Große Scharrnstraße 59
15230 Frankfurt (Oder)
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Publications in peer-reviewed journals
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2023). Memeing a conspiracy theory: On the biopolitical compression of the great replacement conspiracy theories. Ethnography, 0(0), tba.
Bracke, S and Hernández Aguilar, LM (2021). Thinking Europe’s “Muslim Question", On Trojan Horses and the Problematization of Muslims. Critical Research on Religion, 10(2), 200–220.
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2021). The interior frontiers of Germany: On recursive history and ritual male circumcision. Journal of Muslims in Europe, 10(1), 22–44
Ahmad, Z and Hernández Aguilar, LM (2020). A Dangerous Text: Disciplining Deficient Readers and the Policing of the Qur'an in the German Islam Conference. ReOrient, 6(1), 86–107.
Bracke, S and Hernández Aguilar, LM (2020). ‘They love death as we love life’, The “Muslim Question” and the biopolitics of replacement, British Journal of Sociology, 71(4), 680-701.
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2017). Suffering Rights and Incorporation. The German Islam Conference and the Institutionalization of Islam in Germany. European Societies, 19(5), 623-644.
Ahmad, Z and Hernández Aguilar, LM (2017). Persistence of Eurocentric orders and divisions: Reflections on ‘postcolonial scholarship’ and the disentanglement of ‘race’ and ‘religion’. InterDisciplines, Journal of History and Sociology, 8(2), 123-150.
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2016). The Imam of the Future: On Racism and the German Islam Conference. Islamophobia Studies Yearbook, Vol. 7, 66–85.
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2018). Governing Muslims and Islam in Contemporary Germany: Race, Time, and the German Islam Conference. (Muslim Minorities; Vol. 26). Leiden: Brill.
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2010, in Spanish). If with the name of ‘Indios’ we have been humiliated and exploited, with the name of ‘Indios’ we will liberate ourselves. The configuration of an indigenous political subject. Case study of the Independent Totonac Organization. FLACSO México. México.
Bracke, S and Hernández Aguilar, LM, editors (forthcoming). The Politics of Replacement, Demographic Fears, Conspiracy Theories, and Race Wars, London: Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right.
Chapters on collective volumes and working papers
Hernández Aguilar, LM (forthcoming). "Islamophobia in Germany, still a debate?", in: Mekki Berrada, A. (ed.) Islamophobia, Extremism and Radicalism: Exploring the Nexus, Leuven: Leuven University Press.
Ahmad, Z and Hernández Aguilar, LM (forthcoming). "Mapping the History of the Racialization of Islam and Muslims in Germany", in: Abdullah, Z. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Race, London: Routledge.
Bracke, S and Hernández Aguilar, LM (2020). "Racial States-Gendered Nations, On Biopower, Race, and Sex", in: Solomos, J (ed.) The Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Racism. London: Routledge, 356–365.
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2019). "Countering Islamophobia in Germany", in: I Law, A Easat-Daas, and S Sayyid (ed.) Countering Islamophobia in Europe. London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 289–322.
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2019, in German). “Institutionalisierung des anti-muslimischen Rassismus im Staat: Reflektionen über die Deutsche Islam Konferenz”, in Antimuslimischer Rassismus und Islamfeindlichkeit, edited by B Uçar, and W Kassis. Göttingen: V&R unipress, 217-232.
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2018, in German). “Die Orientalisierug des muslimischen Lebens in Deutschland. Die Deutsche Islam Konferenz und die Studie Muslimisches Leben in Deutschland”, in BeDeutungen dekolonisieren. Spuren von (antimuslimischem) Rassismus, edited by I Attia and M Popal. Unrast Verlag, Münster, 297-319.
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2018). Dominant Counter-Narratives to Islamophobia, Germany. Working paper 16, Counter-Islamophobia Kit series, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, University of Leeds and Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union.
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2018, in German). “Ist das Extremismusmodell extremistisch? Das muslimische Subjekt als Feindbild des Extremismusmodells”, in Reader für Multiplikatorinnen in der Jugend und Bildungsarbeit, edited by P Baron, A Drücker and S Seng. Düsseldorf, IDA, 56-62.
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2018). Counter Islamophobia Kit, National Messages Germany (English). Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, University of Leeds and Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union, 1-13.
Ahmad, Z and Hernández Aguilar (2018). “Imaging the Power of Academia: of Deficient Figures, Good Theologies and Governing Rationalities in the German Islam Conference”, in Knowledge, Normativity and Power in Academia,edited by A-N Ahmad. Frankfurt am Main: Campus-Verlag, 39-59.
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2017). Dominant Islamophobic Narratives – Germany, Working paper 2, Counter-Islamophobia Kit series, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies & Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union.
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2016, in Spanish.) “Preguntas peligrosas. Sobre la (re)presentación, la entrevista y la violencia simbólica en la investigación”, in Sociología Cultural: experiencias e investigaciones de ciencias sociales, edited by S Carassale and L Martínez. FLACSO México: México city, 65-82.
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2014, in German). “Rassifizierte Subjekte und die Sprache der Toleranz: Die Deutsche Islamkonferenz (DIK) und die Institutionalisierung des Islam in Deutschland“, in Sprache-Macht-Rassismus, edited by G Hentges. Berlin: Metropol Verlag, 265-285.
Hernández Aguilar, LM (2018). Book Review: (Il)liberal Europe: Islamophobia, Modernity and Radicalization. Politics, Religion and Ideology, 19(3), 413-416.
March 2022 - present
Research Associate at European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
January 2022 - present
Guest Researcher at the University of Amsterdam
Prior Academic Appointments
January 2019 – December 2021
Postdoctoral researcher at the Project: EnGendering Europe's Muslim Question, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
February 2018 – May 2018
Research Fellow Centre for Research on Antisemitism, Technical University Berlin, Germany
January 2017 – February 2018
Research Officer at the Project: Countering Islamophobia through the Development of Best Practice in the use of Counter-Narratives in EU Member States, funded by the European Commission and lead by the University of Leeds, UK
October 2015 – December 2015
Independent researcher at the Project: Fatherhood in Ramadan, Association of binational families and partnerships, Leipzig, Germany
July 2015 – September 2015
Independent researcher at the Project: IKÖ³ Experiences of anti-Muslim racism, Diaconate Reutlingen, Germany
October 2014 - February 2015
Research assistant, Faculty of Sociology, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
October 2013 – February 2014
Research assistant, Research Network for Latin America, University of Cologne, Germany
April 2012 – December 2015
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Sociology, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Dissertation – Magna Cum Laude (with great honours), Disputation – Summa Cum Laude (with highest honours)
Dissertation title: Welcome to Integrationland, On racism and the German Islam Conference
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Kira Kosnick and Prof. Dr. Nikita Dhawan
September 2008 – August 2010
Research Masters (MPhil) in Social Sciences, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Campus México (FLACSO México
Thesis title: (in Spanish) If with the name of ‘Indios’ we have been humiliated and exploited, with the name of ‘Indios’ we will liberate ourselves. The configuration of an indigenous political subject. Case study of the Independent Totonac Organization
Thesis Grade: Excellent and recommended to publish
October 2003 - October 2007
Bachelor of Sociologym Metropolitan Autonomous University in México City, (UAM-X)
Thesis Title: (In Spanish) ‘God, why I am Mixe?’ Ethnicity and Racism in urban contexts.
Thesis Grade: Excellent and awarded the first place in the Graduates Research Awards 2008