Supervision


Current, main supervisor

2017 Newiger, Jana: Ethical Education in Early Ibadism (Göttingen)

2016 Abdel Hamied, Badri: Al Manfalūṭīs Leben und sein literarisches Lebenswerk (Göttingen)

2014 Rida Khalil Rizek, Ali: Al-Qadīmān: An Analytical Study of Two Shī'ī Legal Thinkers (Göttingen)

2010 Haggag, Mahmoud: Das Spannungsfeld von Sprache, Religion und Bildung im klassischen Islam: Ein Beitrag zur islamischen Ideengeschichte anhand der Werke Ibn Qutaibas (Habilitation; Göttingen)


Current, Successfully concluded, main supervisor

2020 Boccaccini, Enrico: Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Mirror of Princes Literatures from the Mediterranean Contact Zone (Göttingen)

2017 Mauder, Christian: In the Sultans’ Salon: Learning, Religion and Rulership at the Mamluk Court of Qāniṣawh al-Ghawrī (r. 1501-1516) (Göttingen)

2015 Ahmad, Waleed: Pre‐Islamic Figures in the Quran and its: An Investigation into the Intertextuality of Quranic Narratives (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Toronto)

2015 Willmers, Damaris: Beyond Schools: Muḥammd b. Ibrāhīm al-Wazīr’s (d. 840/1436) “Epistemology of Uncertainty" (Göttingen)

2015 Elkot, Tarek: Die Methode Nöldekes hinsichtlich der chronologischen Anordnung der Suren und Verse des Korans in seinem Buch „Geschichte des Qurʾans. Eine analytisch-kritische Studie (Göttingen)

2008 Geissinger, Aisha: Gendering the Classical Tradition of Quran Exegesis: Literary Representations and Textual Authority in Medieval Islam (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Toronto). Defended “With Distinction”, published in 2015 as Gender and Muslim Constructions of Exegetical Authority: A Rereading of the Classical Genre of Qurʾān Commentary, in Brill’s Islamic History and Civilization Series.

2003 Lane, Andrew: Al-Zamakhshari (d. 1144 CE) and his Qurʾan Commentary al-Kashshaf: A Late Muʿtazilite Scholar at Work (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Toronto). Published in 2005 in Brill’s Texts and Studies in the Qurʾan Series.


Member of PhD committee

2017 Emanadia, Arash: The Soul in the Afterlife. Individual Eschatological Beliefs in Zoroastrism, Mandaeism and Islam (Göttingen)

2016 Agaiby, Elizabeth: The Arabic Life of Antony Attributed to Serapion of Thmuis in Manuscripts of the Red Sea Monasteries (Institute of Egyptology and Coptology, Göttingen)

2014 Elrfaay, Ali Ibrahim: The History of Ancient Israel in the Works of Julius Wellhausen and Yehezkel Kaufmann (Faculty of Theology, Göttingen)

2014 Hegazy, Ossama: Applying Communitarism via Socio-Semiotics for Integrating Muslim Immigrants via Adjusting Mosques (School of Arts, Weimar)

2013 Hassanein, Hamada: The Lexical Semantics of Antonymy in the Qurʾan: A Linguistic Study (Göttingen)

2012 Ghaemmaghami, Omid: Seeing the Proof: The Question of Contacting the Hidden Imam in Early Twelver Shīʿī Islam (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Toronto)

2011 Moazzen, Maryam: Education in Safawid Iran (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Toronto)

2010 Rida, Nevin: Talut (Saul) in the Bible and the Quran: An Intertextual Reading (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Toronto)

2009 Rustom, Mohammed: Qurʾanic Exegesis in Later Islamic Philosophy: Mulla Sadra’s Commentary on the Fatihah (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Toronto)

2008 Kudsieh, Suha: Cultural Encounters Between East and West: Medieval Arabic Travel Accounts (Comp. Lit. Dept., Toronto)

2007 Jayyusi-Lehn, Ghada: The Life and Career of the Caliph al-Muʿtasim (218-227AH/833-842 AD): A Problem in Islamic Historiography (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Toronto)

2006 Mas, Ruth: Margins of Tawhid: Liberalism and the Discourse of Plurality in Contemporary Islam (Center for the Study of Religion, Toronto)

2006 Halabi, Edward: The Transformation of the Prophet Moses Festival (Jericho): From Local to Islamic and National Identity, 1516-1936 (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Toronto). This dissertation won the 2007 MESA Dissertation Award

2006 Abboud, Hosn: Mary, Mother of Jesus and the Qurʾanic Text: A Feminist Analysis of a Woman’s Narrative (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Toronto)

2000 Lowen, Arley: The Concept of Jawanmardi (Manliness) and Its Historical Development in Iranian Literature and Society (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Toronto)