Meltem Peranic is a PhD candidate at the Department of Historical and Cultural Anthropology (Ludwig Uhland Institute) at the University of Tübingen. From 2016 to 2017 she was an assistant researcher at the Ludwig Uhland Institute and from 2017 to 2019 a doctoral fellow in the project “Religion and Public Memory in Multicultural Societies”, funded by the Humboldt Foundation. Since 2020 she has been also working in a municipal offi ce in the field of equality of opportunity, gender and integration. Her current research focuses on Muslim popular music, the making of new Muslim identities and enjoying Islam. Her other research interests are intersections of religion and the secular, hyphenated identity, gender, diversity and corporate culture.