Vivien Nürnberg is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Basel. Born 1992 in Hamburg, she studied Social Anthropology and Art History at the University of St Andrews in Scotland from 2013 until 2017 and completed her Master degree in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at the University of Oxford in 2018. Her research interests initially included migration, diaspora, transnationalism and multiculturalism as well as the practices and politics of migrants’ citizenship. For her undergraduate thesis, she conducted ethnographic fieldwork in a small-town near Hamburg on so-called welcome-culture, during which she examined the various relationships, narratives, and discourses surrounding locals’ helping activities towards refugees. In her master thesis on conceptualisations and discursive framings of refugee integration, she analysed past and current ideas on refugee integration in Germany with the aim to contest preconceived normative frameworks and ideological premises which see integration as a linear process of adaption to a set of cultural guidelines. In the current project, her research focus lies in the relationship between religious recognition and feelings of belonging to the host country in a comparative analysis of Alevi and Sunni communities in Hamburg, Vienna and Basel.