Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and The Ethnographic Collection



  • In front of the doors of paradise - discourses of female self-sacrifice, martyrdom and resistance in Palestine. Würzburg: Ergon Verlag.

Edited Volumes

  • Verena Klemm and Nuha al-Sha'ar with L. Behzadi, S. Brinkmann, S. Günther, M. Jagonak (eds.) in cooperation with H.G. Ebert, L. Franke, M. Koertner, and D. de Smet. Sources and Approaches across Disciplines in Near Eastern Studies - Proceedings of the 24th congress of L'Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants. Leuven: Peeters. (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 215)

Journal Articles

  • "A festival of resistance: humorous documents of the Egyptian revolution". In: Damir-Geilsdorf/Milich: Creative Resistance: Political Humour in the Arab Uprisings (erscheint 2016).

  • "Alternative Options: Women in Gaza beyond Patriarchy - single and working?". In: Prager, Laila/Franke, Patrick (eds.): Beyond the patriarchal Family. London, IB Tauris, (erscheint 2016).

  • Damir-Geilsdorf, Sabine/Franke, Lisa: "Eschatological Signs in contemporary Muslim thought. Narrative Reconfiguration of the ashrat al-sa'a in grey Literature and on the Internet". In: Special Issue "Death, Graves and the Hereafter in Islam: Muslim Perception of the Last Things in the Middle Ages and Today" in Archiv Orientální.

  • "The Discursive Construction of Palestinian istišhādīyāt within the Frame of Martyrdom". In: Horsch, Silvia und Deghani, Sascha (eds.): Martyrdom in the Modern Middle East, Würzburg: Ergon Verlag.

  • "Notions of Paradise and Martyrdom in Contemporary Palestinian Thought". In: Roads to Paradise: Concepts of Eschatology and the Hereafter in Islam, 2 vols., edited by Sebastian Günther and Todd Lawson, Leiden: Brill.

  • In front of the doors of paradise - discourses of female self-sacrifice, martyrdom and resistance in Palestine, Dissertation, Universität Leipzig.

  • "Suicide bombers in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict: Martyrs or Terrorists." In: Glaab, S. (ed.) Medien und Terrorismus. (Wissenschaft & Sicherheit, Vol. 3) Berlin: Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, S. 187-203.