Dr. phil. Liza M. Franke


Research Fellow, ERC-Project 693457 Private Pieties, Mundane Islam and New Forms of Muslim Religiosity: Impact on Contemporary Social and Political Dynamics (case study Egypt)





Arabic Studies/Islamic Studies/Ethnology: Cultures and societies of the modern Arab-Islamic world (North Africa, Near and Middle East)

. Focus: alternative (non-)religious movements and transformations of religious ideas; religious conflicts; religious-dynamic developments in Egypt; history of Palestine; (religious) education: Knowledge spaces and knowledge orders; processes of secularism and modernisation; martyrdom in Islam: paradise and ideas of paradise (eschatology); Sufi brotherhoods; Islamism; gender studies: gender and gender constructions, gendered space; concepts and ideas of space and spatial configurations; iconographic representations; oral and visual memory; oral history; resistance and agency; discourse analysis.


North Africa, Near and Middle East