I have three central interests in the framework of RePLITO: Having been concerned with questions as to how religious plurality is dealt with in European secular nation-state contexts, I would like to expand my knowledge through comparative perspectives on the concept of “minorities” in other regional and/or temporal contexts that are studied in RePLITO. I would also like to conduct a research project in which I work from the present public and political discourses on "social cohesion" across Europe to understand its current acuteness, its genealogies as much as its exclusionary incentives. Finally, and most importantly, I am particularly keen on thinking, writing and teaching collaboratively on the potentialities of area studies knowledge archives to de-center Eurocentric epistemologies and to develop analytical tools that allow us to rethink social cohesion beyond the conceptual repertoires molded by European social science knowledge archives. In this regard I hope to be able to contribute to the conceptual development of repertoires of living together. On an institutional level, I see RePLITO as a promising endevor to more systematically bridge area studies, social science and humanities across Berlin.