Mahmoud Jaraba

Dr. Mahmoud Jaraba

Research Assistant

Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE)

Schillserstraße 1
91054 Erlangen

+49 9131 85-26380

Office hours: on appointment



since January 2018 Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle
since November 2015 Researcher at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Munich
since October 2013 Research assistant and lecturer at Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE) at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
2013 Ph.D. in Political Science, Dissertation Topic: ‘Moderation or Transformation: Explaining the Different Ideological Trajectories of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and the Turkish Justice and Development Party’ at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg
2007-2009 Senior Researcher at the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, Ramallah, West Bank
2007-2008 Senior Researcher at AMAN: The Coalition for Accountability and Integrity, Ramallah, West Bank
2007-2008 Senior Researcher at Muwatin: The Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy, West Bank
2007 M.A. in International Studies at Birzeit University
2003 B.A. in History and Political Science at Birzeit University

  • Understanding Islamist Ideology: Texts and Discourse (Arabic)
  • Reading Said Qutb: His work “Signs on the Way”

  • Ethnology of Islam
  • Islamic normativity
  • Muslims, Sharia and parallel justice in Germany
  • Islamic social movements
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Salafism and radicalisation
  • “Clan” Crime

  • Journal of Islamic Law (Harvard University)
  • Journal of Muslims in Europe
  • Journal of Arabian Studies
  • Al Jazeera Centre for Studies
  • Zeitschrift für Recht und Islam
  • The Oñati Socio-Legal Series

You may find the complete list of publications here.