I’m a lecturer and research assistant at the Center of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the Philipps-University Marburg. My research focuses on Modern Arabic Literature and Culture. In my first book, I have discussed ‘Nahda’ as an expression of social and cultural criticism in the Arabic literature and philology of the 19th century. My current book project deals with affects and emotions in Egyptian literature from 1990 to 2020 and analyzes feeling in society.
As a member of AGYA I contribute to facilitating the exchange of experiences between Arab and European researchers and fostering the active use of academic Arabic in European research, for instance by co-organizing an AGYA International Bilingual Summer School. In addition, I seek to promote interdisciplinary and intercultural research in the field of emotion and affect in the form of a conference or book project.
- AGYA Publications
- Why Non-European Languages Matter to European Humanities: Area Studies and Postcolonial Philology
- Affective Readings: Emotion and Society in/of Egyptian Literature, 1990 to 2020
- Opening Up the Text: Arabic Literary Studies on the Move
- Food, Body, Society. al-Shidyāq’s Somatic Experience of Nineteenth-Century Communities