Prof. Dr. Beatrice Gründler

Chair of Arabic language and literature

Study advisor bachelor's programme

+49 30 838 60489


Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Assistant Professor

Qur’anic and Hadith studies, Arabic-Islamic Intellectual History, History of scholarship, Modern Arab Thought

+49 30 838 58245

Islam Dayeh

Honorary Professors

Private Lecturers

PD Dr. Isabel Toral-Niehoff

Senior PostDoc Researcher, Deputy Head of the ERC project "Kalīla and Dimna – AnonymClassic"

+49 30 838 53663



Dr. Montserrat Rabadán Carrascosa

Lecturer for Modern Standard Arabic, Classical Arabic and Media Arabic

+49 30 838 53665

Montserrat Rabadan Carrascosa

Research Associates

Victoria Mummelthei, M.A.

Research Associate

Deputy study advisor master's programme; responsible for the scholarly communication of Arabic Studies as well as the ERC project "Kalīla and Dimna – AnonymClassic" (websites, social media, print products)

+49 30 838 71036

Victoria Mummelthei

Ruben Schenzle, M.A.

Research Assistant

Deputy study advisor bachelor's programme; ABV officer

+49 30 838 63332

Ruben Schenzle

Research Assistants (External Funds)

Dr. Ruth Abou Rached

PostDoc "Country of Words – PalREAD" (ERC)

ERC-Project PalREAD

+49 30 838 66141

ruth abou rached

Theodore S. Beers

PostDoc "Kalīla and Dimna ‒ AnonymClassic" (ERC)

Indirect Transmission, esp. the interplay between Arabic and Persian Traditions

+49 30 838 67147


Khouloud Khalfallah

Research Assistant "Kalīla and Dimna – AnonymClassic" (ERC)

"Kalīila and Dimna – AnonymClassic" (ERC)

+49 30 838 65524

Khouloud Khalfallah

Mahmoud Kozae

Research assistant “Kalīla and Dimna – AnonymClassic” (ERC)

Digital methods in literary research

+49 30 838 63879

Mahmoud Kozae

Hanan Natour

Research Associate "Country of Words" ERC-Projekt

ERC-Project PalREAD


Dr. Johannes Stephan

PostDoc "Kalīla and Dimna ‒ AnonymClassic" (ERC)

Indirect transmission

+49 30 838 66534


Dr. Jan van Ginkel

Senior PostDoc "Kalīla and Dimna ‒ AnonymClassic" (ERC)

Syriac text versions and tradition

+49 30 838 64628




Student Assistants

Nicole Bopp

Student Assistant

Arbeitsbereich Prof. Dr. Regula Forster

Mathea Glaubitz

Arbeitsbereich Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh

Ruslan Pavlyshyn

Arbeitsbereich Prof. Dr. Beatrice Gründler & PD Dr. Isabel Toral

+49 (0)30-838-66709

Student Assistants (External Funds)

Ibrahim Abdou

Student research assistant "PalREAD" (ERC)

ERC-Project PalREAD


Marwa M. Ahmed

Student research assistant "Kalīla and Dimna – AnonymClassic" (ERC)

Digital Humanities, LERA programming

+49 30 838 66522


Eva Casal

Student research assistant "PalREAD" (ERC)

ERC-Projekt PalREAD

Rima Redwan

Student research assistant “Kalīla and Dimna – AnonymClassic” (ERC)

Arabic manuscript transcripts and research

+49 30 838 64810

Rima Redwan