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Nina Nowar

since 2015 Research Associate/Project coordinator at EZIRE
2013-2014 Doctoral scholarship from the Ilse and Dr. Alexander Meyer-Stiftung, Erlangen
since 2012 Pursued doctorate with the degree Dr. phil.: “Local Normative Spaces – Dynamiken der Aushandlung von Identität und Moral im öffentlichen Raum von Tunis” [“Local Normative Spaces-dynamics of the negotiation of identity and morality in the public space of Tunis”]
2012-2013 Research Associate at EZIRE
2012 M.A. degree: “Die Islamische Gemeinschaft in Deutschland e.V.” [“The Islamic Community in Germany e.V.”]
2006-2012 Studied Political and Islamic Science at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

  • Politics, society and religion in the Middle East, in particular in North Africa

Negotiating identity and morality in the public space of Tunis

Rather than drawing the picture of a linear transition to democracy, this research project offers an alternative reading of the Tunisian uprisings and the current developments since 2011.

In contrast with the general tendency of the social sciences, it deliberately focuses on the multitude of social struggles on the local level and the redefinition of the Tunisian society.

The research goal is to provide insides to the construction of identities and the enforcement of moral norms in public spaces, which were translated into an issue of national contestation after the Arab Spring.

They now constitute the crucial factor for the understanding of the struggles over the Tunisian political system as well as its constitutional order.

  • Ramadans Erben. Die Islamische Gemeinschaft in Deutschland e.V.. Hamburg: Diplomica Verlag, 2012.
  • Die vergessene Geschichte des Islam in Bayern. In: Islam in Bayern – Wie leben wir gut zusammen? Atzelsberger Gespräche 2017. Erlangen: FAU University Press, 2018.
  • (with Gerdien Jonker und Stephanie Müssig) Die vergessene Geschichte des Islam in Bayern. In: Heft der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Heft 65, Ausgabe 02-2018: Islam in Bayern – Eine Studie zu muslimischen Lebenswelten im Freistaat.
  • Gesellschaft, weltliche, Islamisch. In: Heribert Hallermann, Thomas Meckel, Michael Droege and Heinrich de Wall (forthcoming): Lexikon für Kirchen- und Religionsrecht (LKRR). Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh.
  • Konfession, Islamisch. In: Heribert Hallermann, Thomas Meckel, Michael Droege and Heinrich de Wall (forthcoming): Lexikon für Kirchen- und Religionsrecht (LKRR). Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh.

2016
  • EZIRE-Colloquium WS 2015/16: „Identity and Space“ (3rd February 2016).
  • Lectures and publications of the Master Thesis in the field of Islam in Germany within Atzelsberger Gespräche 2016 (published 2018, FAU University Press).

2017

  • EZIRE-Colloquium WS 2016/17: „Political conflicts in the local context“ (with Jörn Thielmann, 11th January 2017).
  • Political Science Doctoral Colloquium (Prof. Demmelhuber, FAU): Presentation of the Dissertation Project (26th January 2017).
  • German Oriental Studies Conference: Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, 18-22nd September 2017. Organization (with Prof. Thomas Demmelhuber, FAU) of Panel 29: “Changes in the Arab World: The interplay of the local, regional and national level” (19th September 2017). Lecture within Panel 29: “Negotiating Identity and Morality in the Public Space of Tunis”.

Invited Lecture

2018

  • “Lokale Normativitäten im öffentlichen Raum von Tunis“ (12th January 2018): Georg-August-University Göttingen, Institute for Ethnology/ERC-Project „Private Pieties. Mundane Islam and New Forms of Muslim Religiosity: Impact on Contemporary Social and Political Dynamics”(Prof. Dr. Roman Loimeier).

 

  • SS 2016: Seminar “Islamische Republik Tunesien?” (2 SWS).
  • WS 2017/18: MA-Nahost-Übung: “Die politische Neuordnung Tunesiens in arabischen Primärquellen” (2 SWS).