After a training in advertising and music publishing, Laila Abu-Er-Rub studied Cultural Anthropology, Religious Studies (both at Heidelberg University) and Media Studies (University of Mannheim). During her study programme, she worked as a freelancer in event management, public relations and music marketing.
Laila holds a PhD in Visual and Media Anthropology from Heidelberg University. Before becoming the Academic Coordinator of ICAS:MP in New Delhi, she coordinated the Research Area ‘Public Spheres’ at Heidelberg University’s Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context’ (2012-2017) and the EU-funded HERA SINGLE project ‘Creating the “New Asian Woman” – Entanglements of Urban Space, Cultural Encounters and Gendered Identities in Shanghai and Delhi’ (2013-2016).
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