Curriculum Vitae

Born April 27, 1969 in Kiel, Germany

 

Academic career and employment

Since 08/2015 Member of staff, Arabic papyrology, Austrian National Library, Department of Papyrology

04/2009-07/2015 Staff researcher, Austrian Research Network ‘Imperium and Officium’, University of Vienna, Institut für Orientalistik

03/2006-03/2009 Staff researcher, Andrew W. Mellon ‘Arabic Papyrology Database’, University of Zurich, Asien-Orient-Institut

10/2006-09/2012 Lecturer, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Vienna, Institut für Orientalistik

06/2002-06/2005 Islamicist and deputy head of division, Hamburg Federal State Government

10/1998-09/1999 Research Assistant, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Kiel University, Institut für Orientalistik

10/1997-09/1998 Lecturer, Egyptian Arabic dialect, Kiel University, Institut für Orientalistik

 

Additional academic activities

Seit 04/2014 Cooperation partner, Islamic history, ERC ‘The Early Islamic Empire at Work’, University of Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-Institut

07/2010-12/2015 Cooperation partner, Arabic papyrology, Andrew W. Mellon ‘Arabic Papyrology Database‘, University of Munich, Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten

01/2009-12/2011 Cooperation partner, Islamic law, ERC ‘Islamic Law Materialized’, Centre national de la recherche scientifique Paris, IRHT Section arabe

 

Professional qualifications

21.06.2002 PhD, Middle Eastern Studies (Islamic endowment law), Kiel University

03/1996-09/1999 Post-graduate Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Law, European and Asian History, Kiel University

29.11.1995 Master of Arts, Near and Middle Eastern Studies (Maghrebian qadis), Kiel University

09/1990-02/1996 Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Law, Political Science, European and Asian History, Kiel University

 

Scholarships

10/2016 Guest lecturer, ‘The Eastern Mediterranean Seminar’, University of Chicago, Division of Humanities

03-09/2015 Visiting professor, Classical Arabic for Semitists, Universität Innsbruck, Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altorientalistik

09-10/2013 Visiting Research Fellow, Scribal practice, ARC ‘Knowledge Transfer and Administrative Professionalism’, Macquarie University Sydney, Ancient Cultures Research Centre

03/1996-07/1997 Post-graduate research grant, Cairo University (Giza), DAAD German Academic Exchange Service

08/1992-07/1993 Graduate scholarship, Arabic Studies, American University in Cairo, DAAD German Academic Exchange Service

 

Teaching

University of Chicago (USA): 2016

Universität Innsbruck (AU): ST 2016

University of Vienna (AU): WT 2006–ST 2012; ST 2014; ST 2015

Kiel University (GER): WT 1997–ST 1999

 

Externally funded projects

Co-author of research proposal Nationales Forschungsnetzwerk: Imperium and Officium. Comparative Studies in Ancient Bureaucracy and Officialdom; Project part 06: The Language of Power II: Official Epistolography in Islamic Egypt (642–969 AD), FWF Austrian Science Fund

Co-author of research proposal Papyri of the Early Arab Period Online. Digitization and Online Catalogue of Unpublished Documents, Main Grant, Second Phase, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

 

Other activities

02-06 2015 Translations Arabic-German: Saad A. Albazei, Kulturkontakt. Essays zu Kultur und Literatur, Wien 2015.

05-07/2007 Co-organizer, First International Summer School of Arabic Papyrology, Austrian National Library, Department of Papyri

01/2000-05/2002 Tour guide, Iran and Morocco, Studiosus Reisen München

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