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Nadia Al-Bagdadi

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Nadia Al-Bagdadi

Nadia Al-Bagdadi studies Islamic Studies at the Free University of Berlin and is Professor of History at Central European University, Vienna and Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies at CEU, Budapest. Her research fields and publications cover Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies in the modern period, with a special research focus on intellectual, cultural, and religious history of the modern Arab world, gender and Islam, and the history of the book and printing.

At present, she co-directs the international research project which she co-founded Striking from the Margins II: From Disintegration to Reconstitution of State and Religion in the Middle East. She is co-founder and editor of the series Gender and Islam – Critical Approaches to History, Society and Culture (Bloomsbury Publishing, I.B. Tauris in print).

She held positions at the Free University, Berlin and the American University of Beirut, and received a number of international fellowships (among them Ford-Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation). She serves on numerous academic committees and commissions as external evaluator, advisor, and expert.

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