Chair for Comparative Politics / International Development Studies
Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften und Philosophie
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Please note: changes in office hours
Office: Room 00 044 (G floor)
Office hours: winter term 2016/17: Wednesday 10 - 11 h (Start 19.10.16)
During semester break arrangements by E-Mail as usual
Short Bio (complete CV)
Career: Chair for Comparative Politics and International Development Studies at Philipps University of Marburg since March 2010. Chair for Political Science at University of Hildesheim 2007-2010. Previously Assistant professor at the University Duisburg-Essen.
Studies and qualifications: Japanology, Arabic and Social Sciences at the Universities of Bonn, Tokyo and Cairo. Translator (Diploma) for Japanese and Arabic. Worked as science journalist throughout her studies. PhD at the Free University Berlin, afterwards research fellow at the Universities of Potsdam and Duisburg. In Duisburg interim Professor for East-Asian Politics from 1996-1998. Habilitation at the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2004; Venia legendi in Comparative and International Politics.
Research: Acquisition, handling and direction of third-party funded research projects. Focal points are the politics of the Near and Middle East, East and South East Asia as well as political Islam and Gender Studies.
Distinctions: Inclusion in an online portal for distinguished female scientists in German-speaking countries (2010; nominated by DFG). Link.
⇒ Current courses, Office hours and PhD studies ⇐
Latest Publications (complete
recent open access article:
2016. (co-authored by Manja
Stephan-Emmrich): Mobile Muslim
Professionals: Transregional Connections.
Monographs and articles:
2017. Knowledge Production, Area Studies and Global Cooperation. London
and New York: Routledge (upcoming in April 2017)
2016. Scaling the Nation-State. Religion, Language and Ethnicity in Asia
and Europe; in: Internationales Asienforum / International Quarterly for
Asian Studies 1-2(2016): 5-11.
2016. Participation, legal discourse and constitutional rights – the
‘Allah’ issue in Malaysia; in: Noorhaidi Hasan / Fritz Schulze (eds.):
Indonesian and German Views on the Islamic Legal Discourse on Gender and
Civil Rights. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 121-132.
2015. Shifting Epistemologies in Area Studies; in: Middle East – Topics
& Arguments 4(2015): 29-36 [open access:
Development studies; political Islam in Southeast Asia and the Middle East; gender-related political science / gender-related Asian and Middle East studies; Japanese politics.
- Kinship and Politics: Rethinking a conceptual split and its epistemic implications in the social sciences (fellowship research)
- Democracy in
'Unwritten Constitutions' - Asia and Europe in Comparison
(2011-2012, funded by the Ministry for Science and Art of Hessen State,
- Religious pluralism and Contested Religious Authority in Contemporary Indonesian Islam (2011-2013; funded by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
- Policies of Intervention - A Comparison of Portuguese and German Foreign Policy Engagement in South and Central Asia (2011-2013; funded by DAAD)
- Transnational Advocacy Networks of Muslim Women: Organisation, objectives and countermovements in the national and transnational arena (2010-2012, funded by Gerda-Henkel Foundation)
- Transformation, Democratisation and Islamisation in Southeast Asia and the Middle East from a gender perspective (2009-2011; funded by DFG)
- Diversity and social protection among Turkish residents in Germany and Australia (2008-2009; funded by DAAD)
- Dynasties and female political top leaders in Asia (2003-2006, funded by DFG)
- Discourses on reform and political change in East and Southeast Asia (2000-2003; funded by DFG)
- Nation-building in Malaysia (individual project)