Service and affiliations

Künkler is a fellow of the “Women Creating Change” Project on Gender, Religion, and Law in Muslim Societies at Columbia University, New York, NY, and co-PI of the Iran Social Science Data Portal. She is a Senior Consultant to a project on “Islamic Authority in the Middle East” funded by the Luce Foundation, and a fellow of the project “Confronting the Governance Crisis in the MENA” funded by the Carnegie Corporation. She is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Cambridge Journal of Law and Religion, a Member of the MESA Committee on Academic Freedom, deputy chair of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg, and a former Member of the Board of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS).

While at Columbia and Princeton universities, Künkler has been a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Social Science, University of Tehran, Iran; the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta; the Islamic State University (UIN), Alauddin Makassar (Sulawesi), Indonesia; the International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISJ), Spain; the Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies at the Free University in Berlin; the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB); the Politics Department at the University of Oxford; the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF) in Bielefeld where she was a PI for a six-month research group on Constitutionalism and Religion; and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, KITLV).