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Prof. Dr. Dimitri Gutas (2016-2021)

Einstein Visiting Fellow

Aristotle's Poetics in the West (of India) from Antiquity to the Renaissance – A Multilingual Edition, with Studies of the Cultural Contexts, of the Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin Translations


Fellows and guest researchers (External Funding)

Dr. Maysoon Shibi (2023-2025)

Research Fellow Minerva Stiftung

The Poetry of Arab Women in the Modern Era: a prosodical inquiry into the reasons why

Maysoon Shibi 2023-2

Dr. Sophia Brown (2021-2024)

Fellow Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

‘Displaced Texts: Arabic Literature in the Anglophone Literary Marketplace


Dr. Nora E.H. Parr (2020-2023)

Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

‘What is the Arabic for ‘Trauma’? traces the emergence of a unique paradigm for the recounting of violence that is distinct from but in conversation with existing trauma theory.


Dr. Ayman Y. Atat (2020-2022)

Einstein Guest Researcher

ARABPHARMA: Arabic Pharmaceutical Manuscripts - a neglected field of study

Dr. Ayman Atat

Dr. Alexandre M. Roberts (2020-2021)

Fellow Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

Matter Redeemed: Ancient Physics and Alchemy in Byzantium and the Islamic World

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Dr. Zahiye Kundos (2020)

EUME Research Fellow

The Loss of the Muftī: Reimagining the Afterlife of Muḥammad ‘Abduh’s Islamic Modernism in Arabic Literature


Dr. James White (2019-2021)

Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

Literary Migrations: Arabic and Persian Poetry around the Arabian Sea, 1600-1700


Dr. Iyas Nasser (2018-2019)

Minerva PostDoc Research Fellowship

“Extended Simile” in the Pre- and Early Islamic Poetry and the Quran

Dr. Ilyas Nasser

Dr. Huda Abu Much (2016)

Research Fellow

The Role of Arabic-Hebrew Translation in the Construction of the Arabic Other and Its Culture in the Eyes of the Jewish Reader throughout 1948-1993

Dr. Mohamed Ali Hussain Ahmed (2013-2015)

Research Fellow Fritz Thyssen Stiftung