Academic Career

Islamic Studies at the University of Hamburg and the Institut National des Langues et des Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) Paris (Erasmus Scholarship), Zwischenprüfung+2

M.A. in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

DPhil (Ph.D.) in Oriental Studies at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

Visiting scholar at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg

Visiting fellow at the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School

Co-Winner of the 2016 BRISMES Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize for the best Ph.D. dissertation on a Middle Eastern topic in the Social Sciences or Humanities awarded by a British University

Early Career Fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Goettingen Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Goettingen.

since 2017
Research Fellow at the Institute


  • Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
  • German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO)
  • Gesellschaft für Arabisches und Islamisches Recht (GAIR)
  • Law and Society Association
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