Igor Johannsen

Research Fellow

Contact information

igor.johannsen@staff 1 Deutschhausstraße 12
35032 Marburg
F|14 Institutsgebäude
  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Research ProjectResearch Project

    In his dissertation project “Resistance, Religion, and Recreation in Arabic Rap after 2011”, Igor Johannsen (who has been employed at the Research Network since October 2013) is investigating the practices of Arabic hip-hop culture since the Arab Spring. Because of the form and the normative substance of these practices, used by the hip-hop community as a medium for commentary and critique, an analysis of the lyrical material allows for conclusions to be made that assess the events and discourse of the artists’ social and political environment. The post-Arab Spring cultural products of hip-hop trace a narrative that can’t be learned through official historiography, traditional media, or analyses of so-called “high” culture products (opera, ballet, classical music).

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Curriculum VitaeCurriculum Vitae

    Since 09/2013 Research fellow at the research network research network "Re-Configurations. History, remembrance and transformation processes in the Middle East and North-Africa" at CNMS, Philipps-University Marburg
    2012/13 Lecturer at Asia-Africa-Institute (Department of History and Culture of the Orient) University Hamburg
    2012 Summer Academy “Aesthetics and Politics: Counter-Narratives, New Publics, and the Role of Dissent in the Arab World” in Kairo (American University, AUC)
    2008 Study visit (1 month) in Mazar-i Sharif/Afghanistan (Balkh University)
    2007 Study visit (1 month) in Samarkand/Usbekistan (Foreign Language Institute)
    2004 – 2011

    Studies of Islamic Studies, Politics and Modern History, University Hamburg.

    Titel of Master Thesis: „Religion, Politik und Gesellschaft im Parteiprogramm der ägyptischen ‚Partei der Muslimbrüder‘ von 2007“

    2001 – 2004 Training as carpenter at the joinery Pauly/Munkbrarup
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