I am currently a research associate at Christian-Albrecht-Universität Kiel, and was previously a visiting professor of Islamic and Middle East Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and research fellow at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.
For my postdoctoral research project on interreligious relations, theological discourse and collective identities in Lebanon, I received a grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). My book, New Islamic Urbanism, on public and private spaces in the Saudi city of Jeddah in the twentieth century was published by UCL Press as open access publication in 2019.
As an AGYA member, I am eager to engage in interdisciplinary projects on the intersection of art, architecture, literature, historical and anthropological research. I am currently engaged in a project of the AGYA Working Group “Global Heritage, Global Challenges,” digitizing a unique photo archive from South Lebanon. My research areas include material and visual culture, gender studies, collective identities, and the public sphere in Muslim societies, as well as discourse on Islam in Europe.
Together with my fellow AGYA members, I have published two edited volumes: Faith Travels by Streetcar: Norms and Objects in Religious and Secular Contexts (Berlin: Falschrum, 2021), and Forms of Migration: Global Perspectives on Im/migrant Art and Literature (co-edited with Jennifer A. Reimer; Berlin: Falschrum, 2022).
|2023 - today||Research Associate at the Seminary of Oriental and Islamic Studies at Christian-Albrecht-Universität Kiel, Germany|
|2021 - 2023||Visiting Professor (Vertretungsprofessur) at the Department. of Islamic and Middle East Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany|
|2018 - 2021||Research Associate (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, grant provided by the BMBF) at the Department. of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany|
|2017 - 2018||Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Orient-Institut Beirut, Lebanon|
|2016 - 2017||Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Department. of Social Sciences and Theology, Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany|
|2016||DAVO dissertation award|
|2010 - 2015||Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at the Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany|
|2010||M.A. (Magister) in Islamic Studies, Art History, Middle Eastern Archaeology from the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany|
- Working Groups
- Common Heritage and Common Challenges
- My Commitment to AGYA
- Participation in 'Salon Sophie Charlotte' 2022, 2023
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
Joyriding in Riyadh: Oil, Urbanism, and Road Revolt by Pascal Menoret
Pledge of Allegiance to Technology by Gregory Carlock
The scientist from my country you should know:
Sarhan Dhouib, Schirin Amir-Moazami, Lokman Slim