Fellowship Program

The heart and central instrument of EUME is its fellowship program. Every year ten postdoctoral scholars of anthropology, art history, history, literature, philology, political science, religion, sociology or Middle Eastern Studies are invited to Berlin to carry out their own research projects in relation to one of the research fields of EUME.

Fellows are invited on the basis of an annual call for applications, and chosen by the members of the Collegium. In Berlin, EUME-fellows are in general associated to a university or research institute headed by one of the Collegium's members  or - depending on their research field - to other cooperating institutes.

EUME-Fellows come together in the Berliner Seminar, in informal discussion of their research projects or in the working meetings of the program. This provides the opportunity to work in a disciplinary and region-specific environment and at the same time facilitates exchange in a  multidisciplinary and transregional perspective.

Since 1997, in the framework of EUME and its preceding project, the Working Group Modernity and Islam (AKMI), over 150 young scholars from North Africa, the Middle East, West and South Asia and other regions have been invited to Berlin as postdoc-fellows.

The current EUME Fellows:

Year

Name

Research Project

2016/ 2017
Maha AbdelMegeed
Vita & Project

Ḥukm al-Nās (The Rule of the People?): Muḥammad al-Muwayliḥī and Arabic Literature in the Long 1890s


2016/ 2017
Refqa Abu-Remaileh*****
Vita & Project

Polyphone Palestine: Literary Humanism & Narrative Production


2016/ 2017
Hilal Alkan
Vita & Project

The Dyad of Care and Discipline: Aiding Syrian Migrants in Turkey


2016/ 2017
Michael Allan*
Vita & Project

Picturing the World: The Global Routes of Early Cinema, 1896-1903


2016/ 2017
Samer Frangie*****
Vita & Project

Politics of the Aftermath: Tradition, Tragedy and Temporality in the Lebanese Left


2016/ 2017
Abdulrahman Helli***
Vita & Project

The Status of Conscience in Religiosity: A Study of the Concept of Piety (Taqwā) in the Qur'an


2016/ 2017
Banu Karaca
Vita & Project

Lost, not Found? Missing Provenance, ‘Lost’ Works, and the Writing of Art History in Turkey


2016/ 2017
Margaret Litvin*
Vita & Project

Arab Writers, Moscow Dreams


2016/ 2017
Anne-Marie McManus*
Vita & Project

Of Other Languages: Arabic Literature and the Poetics of Regionalism (1956-2011)


2016/ 2017
Amir Moosavi**
Vita & Project

Dust That Never Settled: Ideology, Ambivalence, Disenchantment and the Legacy of the Iran-Iraq War in Arabic and Persian Fiction


2016/ 2017
Alia Mossallam*
Vita & Project

‘Hekāyāt Sha’b – Stories of Peoplehood’: Nasserism, Popular Politics and Songs in Egypt, 1956-1974


2016/ 2017
Wendy Pearlman*
Vita & Project

Syrian Narratives of Revolution, War, and Exile


2016/ 2017
Khaled Saghieh
Vita & Project

Of the Left and Other Demons


2016/ 2017
Maaike Voorhoeve*
Vita & Project

The ‘Arab Spring’: What’s Next? The Socio-Legal Situation in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia


2016/ 2017
Halil Ibrahim Yenigün
Vita & Project

The Political Ontology of Islamic Democracy: An Ontological Narrative of Contemporary Muslim Political Thought


2016/ 2017
Deniz Yonucu*
Vita & Project

Violence and Counter-Violence in Istanbul’s Working-Class Alevi Neighbourhoods: Crime, Policing and Counter-Police Policing


2016/ 2017
Mahnaz Zahirinejad****
Vita & Project

The Middle Class and the Rentier State in a Changing Middle East: Iran's Case and Egypt’s Prospects


2015/ 2016
Nadine Abdalla
Vita & Project

The Labor Movement in the Transformation/Transition Process: An Analysis to its Impact in Egypt in Comparison to Brazil


2015/ 2016
Refqa Abu-Remaileh*
Vita & Project

Resistance and Subversion in Palestinian Literature and Film: Seeking New Comparative Dimensions


2015/ 2016
Saleem Al-Bahloly***
Vita & Project

The Freedom of Despair: Art and Politics in Baghdad, 1963-1979


2015/ 2016
Nahrain Al-Mousawi
Vita & Project

Clandestine Mediterranean: Arab-African Undocumented Migrant Literature


2015/ 2016
Ela Gezen
Vita & Project

The Turkish-German Left and Brechtian Aesthetics in Cold War Berlin


2015/ 2016
Abdulrahman Helli**
Vita & Project

The Freedom of Belief in the Qur'an


2015/ 2016
Elizabeth M. Holt
Vita & Project

Disseminating the Cultural Cold War in Arabic: The CIA, the Congress for Cultural Freedom, and the Literary Journal “Hiwar” (1962-67)


2015/ 2016
Margaret Litvin*
Vita & Project

Arab Writers, Moscow Dreams


2015/ 2016
Mayssun Succarie***
Vita & Project

Global Spatial Flows of Youth Programming, Civil Society Organizing & Social Change in the Middle East, 2001-2015


2015/ 2016
Erol Ülker
Vita & Project

Allied Occupation, National Resistance, and Turkification in Istanbul, 1918-1923


2015/ 2016
Maaike Voorhoeve*
Vita & Project

The ‘Arab Spring’: What’s Next? The Socio-Legal Situation in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia


2015/ 2016
Max Weiss***
Vita & Project

The Hallowed Sanctuary: An Interpretive History of Modern Syria


2015/ 2016
Deniz Yonucu*
Vita & Project

Violence and Counter-Violence in Istanbul’s Alevi populated Working-Class Neighbourhoods: Policing, Security and Fear


2015/ 2016
Mahnaz Zahirinejad****
Vita & Project

The Middle Class and the Rentier State in a Changing Middle East: Iran's Case and Egypt’s Prospects


2014/ 2015
Refqa Abu-Remaileh
Vita & Project

Resistance and Subversion in Palestinian Literature and Film: Seeking New Comparative Dimensions


2014/ 2015
Ufuk Adak
Vita & Project

Ottoman Prison Reform in Izmir and Salonica in the late Ottoman Empire


2014/ 2015
Saleem Al-Bahloly
Vita & Project

The Practice of Art and the Critique of Statelessness in the Middle East, 1967—1982


2014/ 2015
Menashe Anzi
Vita & Project

Between San'ā' and Baġdād, Jews in Arab-Muslim Cities: Integration and Separation in Urban Life


2014/ 2015
Başak Çandar
Vita & Project

Representing Censored Pasts: State Violence in Twentieth Century Turkish and Spanish Literature


2014/ 2015
Yazan Doughan
Vita & Project

Fasad, Authority and the Discursive Production of Reform and Revolution in Jordan


2014/ 2015
Abdulrahman Helli
Vita & Project

The Hermeneutics of the Absolute and the Relative: "The Religious Pluralism in the Traditional Hermeneutics of the Qur'an"


2014/ 2015
Maram Masarwi
Vita & Project

The Politi-Religization of Memory and Commemoration in the Middle East: Gender, Religion and National Belonging


2014/ 2015
Ethan Menchinger
Vita & Project

Last of the Ancients, First of the Moderns: the Ottoman Historian Ahmed Vasif (ca. 1730—1806)


2014/ 2015
Nada Moumtaz
Vita & Project

Modernizing Charity, Remaking Islamic Law


2014/ 2015
Mohamed Sabry
Vita & Project

State Business Relations in the Arab Spring Countries


2014/ 2015
Karim Sadek
Vita & Project

“Arab Spring”: Authoritarianism or Emancipation? Recognition, Islamic Identity, and Radically Democratic Islamic Politics


2014/ 2015
Yektan Türkyilmaz
Vita & Project

Urbicide in Van: Destruction and Cultural Death of an Ottoman City


2013/ 2014
Marwa Fekry Abdel Samei*
Vita & Project

Public Diplomacy in Turbulent Situations: Comparing the US and EU Approaches


2013/ 2014
S. Ali Aghaei
Vita & Project

Polemical Usage of the Term Isra'iliyyat in Medieval and Modern Muslim Exegeses of the Qur’an


2013/ 2014
Naomi Davidson
Vita & Project

Muslim and Jewish Space in the French Mediterranean, 1870-1962


2013/ 2014
Walid El-Houri
Vita & Project

What’s an Egyptian: Contested Boundaries under the Muslim Brotherhood


2013/ 2014
Mohamed Elshahed
Vita & Project

Revolutionary Modernism? Architecture and the Politics of Transition in Egypt 1936-1967


2013/ 2014
Sarah Eltantawi
Vita & Project

The Reformist Muslim Brotherhood in Power in Egypt: Implications for the Rhetoric of Religion in a New Age of Political Islam


2013/ 2014
Yuval Evri
Vita & Project

Revealing Forgotten Political Options in Divided Palestine through Translations


2013/ 2014
Joseph R. Farag
Vita & Project

Write of Return: The Palestinian Short Story in Exile


2013/ 2014
Samer Frangie
Vita & Project

Yasin al-Hafiz’s Tragic Self: Subjectivity, Historicism and Defeat


2013/ 2014
Abdulrahman Helli
Vita & Project

The Hermeneutics of the Absolute and the Relative "The Religious Pluralism in the Modern Hermeneutics of the Qur’an"


2013/ 2014
Burak Onaran*
Vita & Project

At the Crossroads of Biopolitics, Secularism and Islamic Reform: The Issue of “Helâl Pork"


2013/ 2014
Dina A. Ramadan
Vita & Project

Aesthetics of Crisis: Art and Education in Egypt


2013/ 2014
Basak Tug
Vita & Project

Honor, Legal Surveillance and Modernity in the Ottoman Empire, ca. Late 18th- Mid 19th Centuries


2012/ 2014
Magdi Guirguis*
Vita & Project

A Socio-Economic History of Coptic Monasteries in Mamluk and Ottoman Egypt (15th - 18th Centuries)


2012/ 2014
Hanan Toukan*
Vita & Project

2012/ 2013: "Grasping the World the Way it is?" Encountering the Global in Contemporary Arab Art and the Politics of Cultural Critique 2013/ 2014: Encountering the Global: Cultural Politics, Art and the Aestheticization of Protest in Contemporary Levantine Production


2012/ 2013
Yigit Akin
Vita & Project

Ottoman Cities at War


2012/ 2013
Muetaz Alkhatib
Vita & Project

Al-Faqih in Modern Times: A Contribution in the History of Thoughts


2012/ 2013
Yazid Anani
Vita & Project

Spatial Change and the Construction of Palestinian National Identity


2012/ 2013
Issam Eido
Vita & Project

"Not the (path) of those who earn Thine anger nor those who go astray": Traditional Exegesis and the Western Approach


2012/ 2013
Tarek El-Ariss
Vita & Project

Making A Scene: Literature, Social Media and the Arab Spring


2012/ 2013
Esra Gözeler*
Vita & Project

Chronological-Factual Approach to the Verses Revealed in the Medinan Period (Between Rabīʿ al-ākhir AH 4 and Rabīʿ al-awwal AH 11)


2012/ 2013
Zeina G. Halabi
Vita & Project

Writing Melancholy: The Death of the Intellectual in Modern Arabic Literature


2012/ 2013
Kader Konuk*
Vita & Project

Secularists, Agnostics, Atheists: Redefining Modernity


2012/ 2013
Iman Mersal*
Vita & Project

Orienting Occidentialism: Images of America in Arab Travel Literature


2012/ 2013
Hania Sobhy
Vita & Project

Passionate Politics in the Aftermath of the 'Egyptian Revolution': Salafi and Revolutionary Mobilization in the 2012 Presidential Elections


2011/ 2013
Samer Rashwani
Vita & Project

The Textual Relevance of the Quranic Surah and its Impact on Semantic and Pragmatic Interpretation of the Quran


2011/ 2012
Mehrdad Abbasi
Vita & Project

Semantics of Qur’anic Vocabulary in the First Four Centuries from Hijra


2011/ 2012
Michael Allan
Vita & Project

Inventing World Literature: How Adab Became Literary in Colonial Egypt


2011/ 2012
Gish Amit
Vita & Project

The Future of the Past: Palestinian Cultural Assets, Restitution and the Politics of Reconciliation


2011/ 2012
Nurşen Gürboğa
Vita & Project

Istanbul as the City of Lower Classes: Şirket-I Hayriye Steamship Workers (1890-1940)


2011/ 2012
Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim
Vita & Project

Islamic Legal History and Modernization Discourse


2011/ 2012
Adam Mestyan
Vita & Project

"A Garden with Mellow Fruits of Refinement" - Theatres and Politics in Cairo and Istanbul (1867-1892)


2011/ 2012
Ihab Saloul
Vita & Project

The Rhetoric of National Belonging: Contested Memories in Palestinian and Israeli Third-Generations’ Narratives, 2001-2014


2011/ 2012
Adania Shibli
Vita & Project

The Eminence of Reflection


2011/ 2012
Joseph Witztum
Vita & Project

Qur’an in Light of the Christian Syriac Literary Tradition