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Doctoral Fellows

Year 2020

Izza Abu Haija

(Einstein Doctoral Fellow)

Multilingual Authors: Women Writers in Palestinian Literary History in Israel (1948-)


Deborshi Chakraborty

(Gerda Henkel Doctoral Fellow)

The Quest for National Identity of the Bengali Muslims: The Making of Bengali Nationalism in the Late Colonial Period (1900-1947)


Soufiane Chinig

(DAAD Doctoral Fellow)

Writing on Kingdom Walls: Narratives and acculturation in the MENA region – A comparison between Jordan and Morocco


Farid El-Ghawaby

(Gerda Henkel Doctoral Fellow)

Tracing the Paths of Islamic Manuscripts – Towards a Reconstruction of Translocated Material of the Qubbat al-Ḫazna


Constanze Fertig

(Einstein Doctoral Fellow)

Muṣallā sites and praying practices among Jordanian Bedouin (1950–today)


Aslı Gücin

(Heinrich Böll Doctoral Fellow)

Protecting the Sacred Nature of Dersim: Environmental Activism at the Margins


Aseela Haque

Can the subaltern rest? Leisure under Flyovers in Karachi


Anna-Kathrin Oswald

(Einstein Doctoral Fellow)

Visual Politics of Contemporary Far Right Parties. Explorations of Entanglements Between Germany's AfD and India's BJP


Muhammedali Puthoor

(DAAD Doctoral Fellow)

One party for various Muslims: AIMIM and its Muslim constituents in Hyderabad

Muhammedali Puthoor

Robin Schmahl

(Doctoral Fellow)

A Tale of Two Narratives: Deliberative Systems in Egypt during the French Military Campaign of 1798-1801 and the Inception of the Modern Middle East


Year 2019

Dilshat Amrayev

Reaction of local Egyptian population to the rule of Turkish Mamluk Sultanate. A foreign military aristocracy or defenders of Islam?


Santram Antil

Wrestling and Body Politics: Negotiations of Religious Identity among Wrestlers in North India

Santram Antil

Elif Conker

(Gerda Henkel Doctoral Fellow)

The Transformation of the Ottoman Perception of the Wahhabi Movement: From Negotiation to Confrontation (1745-1818)


Zeynep Ertuğrul

(Gerda Henkel Doctoral Fellow)

Preaching the Republic: The Spokespeople of the Single-Party Regime in Turkey

Peyman Eshaghi

(Gerda Henkel Doctoral Fellow)

Piety, Power and Trans-imperial Relations: History and Politics of Iranian Hajj (1796 - 1925)


Binyamin Lawal

Expansion of the Sacred into the Public Space: Spatial Contestation between Muslims and Christians in Jos, Plateau State Nigeria


Tang Man

The Lifeworlds of Salar Muslims in Qinghai Considered in the Context of Chinas Belt and Road Infrastructural Project: An Existential-Anthropological Study


Udi Raz

Negotiating Semites: Muslims and Jews redefine Otherness


Year 2018

Asmaa Essakouti

Untranslatability and the ineffability of voice in Arabic literature

Asmaa Essakouti

Ingrid Evans

The Literary World of Ibn Nubāta al-Miṣrī (d. 768/1366)

Ingrid Evans

Vincent Favier

Preachers & Teachers: (filming) ideological performance, orders and disorders among/between Salafi, pentecostal students and teachers on the university campuses of Niamey, Niger, and Ibadan, Nigeria.


Philip Geisler

(Gerda Henkel Doctoral Fellow)

Art, Islam, and the Politics of Museum Display in the Early Twenty-First Century


Yasmin Ismail

Where is my Ummah? Understanding the influence of transnational networks on inter-Muslim relations in Southern Africa


Wikke Jansen

Negotiating the Relationship between Gender, Sexuality and Religion in Indonesia

Wikke Jansen

Rustam Samadov

Life, work and religious networks of Tajik labour migrants: How emigration changes traditional solidarity structures in Tajikistan


Silvia Wolf

Performing Global Dakwah in Indonesia

Silvia Wolf

Salwa Yahya

(Gerda Henkel Doctoral Fellow)

Caste-based Muslim claims on the Indian state: a study of the Pasmanda Muslim Mahaz


Özgür Ögütcü

(Gerda Henkel Doctoral Fellow)

From Empire to Nation State. A Comparative Analysis of the Emergence of Airspace in the 1920s-1950s Middle East

Özgür Ögütcü

Hale Şaşmaz

(Gerda Henkel Doctoral Fellow)

Gender Politics in Regime Transition: Woman Intellectuals in the Early Republican Era (1918-1945)


Year 2017

Iskandar Ahmad Abdalla

Rendering Islam Liberal: Secularism, Sexuality and the Politics of Muslim Self-appropriation in Germany

Iskandar BGSMCS

Nayera Abdelrahman Soliman

Between Home and Nation. Forced Displacement and National Identity in post-1952 Egypt


Müge Akpinar

"In Quest of Lost Remedy": Body, Health and Identity in an Islamic Medicine Inspired Healing Movement in Turkey


Sulaiman Adewale Alagunfon

Intersecting Possible Effects: Cultural Trajectories in the Maqamat of Yoruba Scholars

Sulaiman alagunfon

Yousry Elseadawy

The scribes of Arabic manuscripts. A historical and codicological study


Alireza Hodaei

From Tbilisi to Tabriz; Muslim Intellectuals in South Caucasus and Making the Constitutional Revolution in Iran 1906-1911


Clemens Holzgruber

Jihadi-Salafism Contested. Analysing Jihadi-Salafi Debates on Belief, Jihad, and Islamic Governance


Sumrin Kalia

Muslim Identity and Civic Engagement; Exploring Pakistan’s Urban Youth Attitudes


Benedikt Reier

Archive Fever in Egypt and Syria: The Social Logic and Use of Biographical Dictionaries in the Mamluk Period (1250-1517 CE)


Dimetri Whitfield (2017-2019)

Truth in Masculinity & Muslimness: Young Men of the Ahmadiyya Jama'at in the Gambia


Doctoral Fellows of the Years 2016-2008

Sara Abbas (Year 2014)

Delivering salvation: The women of the Islamist Movement and the discourses and practices of Sudan’s Civilization(al) Project


Zubair Ahmad (Year 2015)

The History of the Present: A Postcolonial Genealogy of Germany's Politics of Islam


Heba Amin (Year 2016)

Reconfigured Territories in the MENA Region: Visualized Landscapes in the Era of Digitization and Migration


Muhammed Niyas Ashraf (Year 2015)

Entanglements of Print Culture and Trajectories of Community Formation: Mappila Muslims of Kerala, 1867 - 1956

Lucía Cirianni Salazar (Year 2016)

Coping with Closure. Pasts and Fates of the Turkish Tekkes

Lucía Cirianni Salazar

Mohammed Swalih Errata Parambil (Year 2015)

Everyday Ethics: Life of Two Key Texts in the Everyday Life of Islam Among Mappilas in Contemporary Kerala, South India


Markus Fiebig (Year 2013)

Mosque education in inner northwestern China between tradition and modernity


Saidolimkhon Gaziev (Year 2016)

The politics of gender in a colonial Islamic society: governing 'womanhood' in late 19th- and early 20th-century Russian Central Asia


Veronika Hager (Year 2014)

“Thinking about the Ottoman Empire in the Early Republic of Turkey”


Saima Haq (Year 2013)

Cinema,Cultures and Marker of Muslim Identity

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Sarah Hartmann

The Informal Education Sector in Egypt: Between State, Market, and Civil Society


Liese Hoffmann (Year 2013)

Meanings of School in Post-Colonial Coastal Kenya


Zacky Khairul Umam (Year 2014)

Master of Two Oceans: Mulla Ibrahim al-Kurani (d. 1690) and the Medinan School for Religious Reformism

Zacky Khairul Umam

Eva Marie Kogel (Year 2009)

Zwischen Gotteslob und religiöser Debatte: Eine formenkritische Untersuchung hymnischer Passagen im Koran

Miriam Kurz (Year 2015)

Mosque Space(s) in Berlin: Configurations of Gender in Social Practice and the Constitution of Islamic Spaces. An Ethnographic Study


Kristina Mashimi (Year 2012)

Beyond Classrooms: Ethics and Education at Gülen-inspired Schools in Urban Tanzania


Jovo Miladinović (Year 2016)

Mobilization of Manpower at the End and during the Change of Empires in the Multi-Confessional Borderland "Sandjak" (1900s-1920s)


Soheb Ur-Rahman Niazi (Year 2016)

Social Stratification at a Muslim Qasbah: The Case of Amroha in Colonial India


Barbara Ogbone (Year 2011)

The impact of as-safar lil-ʿilm – translocal migration in search of religious education among Togolese Muslims

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Ali Sakr (Year 2016)

Theory of Poetry as a Part of a Philosophical System: Avicenna’s Commentary on the Poetics of Aristotle in His Summa The Cure (Aš-Šifāʾ)


Anne Schönfeld (Year 2010)

Islam-specific knowledge production between science, politics and the public: The training of imams in Germany.


Masouda Stelzer (Year 2014)

The Politics of Democracy Promotion in Egypt


Adela Taleb (Year 2014)

Transcending national boundaries. The role of the EU and pan-European Muslim organisations in the discursive field of "European Islam".


Mareike Transfeld (Year 2015)

Working Title: The New Yemen(s): (Re-)Imagining National Identity, Geography and State on Facebook (2011-2016)


Viktor Ullmann (Year 2016)

Interrelations between the Iranian Motion Picture Industry and International Film Festivals


André Weißenfels (Year 2016)

Products of Work: Hybrid Subjectivities of Employees in Tunisia