Dr Tsypylma Darieva is a social anthropologist and senior researcher at the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), where she heads the Migration and Diversity research cluster. Her research interests include the anthropology of migration, transnational diaspora communities, urban cultures and religious diversity in post-Soviet societies of Eurasia. She is a co-founder of the ZOiS Caucasus Network and a member of the scientific advisory board of the Jena-Cauc project Resilience in the South Caucasus (FSU Jena). Before coming to ZOiS, she was Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Tsukuba in Japan, and research associate at FSU Jena, at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle). Darieva teaches in the Department of Transregional Central Asian Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She is currently preparing her monograph Homeland Pilgrimage. Roots and Routes of Transnational Engagement for publication and she is co-editor and author of a special issue on ‘Urban Religious Pluralisation. Challenges and Opportunities in the South Caucasus’ published in New Diversities (2022).