My general research interests lie at the intersection of public opinion, politics and religion, immigrant integration, as well as conflict and extremism, with a particular focus on research methodology. I am currently part of a project at the University of Mannheim funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The aim of the project is to implicitly and explicitly measure extremism in immigrant populations.
AGYA provides a suitable platform for my multidisciplinary research, investigating immigrant integration and challenges facing immigrants in Europe as well as the present wave of transformation in the Middle East.
This research is cross-cultural, cross-national and comparative in nature. With my research, I hope to contribute to improving lives of Arab-origin immigrants living in Germany, as well as populations in the Middle East. Within AGYA, I can take part in further strengthening research cooperation and networking between the Arab world and Germany.
|2023 - today||DAAD Professor of Political Science, School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad, Pakistan|
|2022 - 2023||Research Scientist, National Discrimination and Racism Monitor (NaDiRa), German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM)|
|2020 - 2022||Research Associate, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, University of Mannheim, Germany|
|2020 - 2021||Visiting Associate Professor (W2), Department of Political Science, University of Muenster, Germany|
|2020 - 2021||Assistant Professor, Global & Social Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia|
|2019||Assistant Professor, Social Development and Policy Program, Habib University, Pakistan|
|2017 - 2018||Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Muenster, Germany|
|2014 - 2017||Research Fellow, Religion and Politics Excellence Cluster, University of Muenster, Germany|
|2012 - 2014||Research Associate, Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University, USA|
|2011 - 2012||Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, Marquette University, USA|
- My Commitment to AGYA
- Member of the AGYA Steering Committee since 2023
- Participation in 'Salon Sophie Charlotte' (2022, 2023)
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think by John Esposito & Dalia Mogahed
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
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