Professor Schirin Amir-Moazami

Schirin Amir-MoazamiAfter having studied Political Sciences, Sociology and Social Work at Universities in Frankfurt/Main, Marseille, Paris and Berlin, Professor Amir-Moazami earned a PhD at the European University Institute in Florence in the Department of Social and Political Sciences in 2004.  

She then then taught courses in different universities and programs (Free University, Humboldt University and Europa-University Viadrina) on historical and contemporary perspectives of gender and Islam, and questions related to conceptions and practices of dealing with cultural-religious plurality in liberal-democratic contexts. Parallel to that, she was involved in research projects on Islamic teaching in France and Germany and on transnational dimensions of Muslims in Europe (funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung).

Since 2009 she is Assistant Professor for “Islam in Europe” at the department of Islamic Studies at Free University Berlin and a Principal Investigator at the Berlin Graduate School for Muslim Cultures and Societies.

In this position she teaches courses on undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels related to Islam in Europe from historical and contemporary perspectives with a strong emphasis on theoretical and methodological questions.