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Dr Britta Frede

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Academic Positions nach oben

since 02/2017

Research Fellow, Leibniz-Institut Zentrum Moderner Orient

Project: Out of Nouakchott: Female scholars as mediators of Islam in contemporary Mauritania

02/2015-01/2017

DIN Postdoctoral Fellowship, Freie Universität, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

10/2014-01/2015

Substitution of Rüdiger Seesemann, Universität Bayreuth, Islamic Studies

10/2013-09/2014

Substitution of Rüdiger Seesemann, Universität Bayreuth, Islamic Studies

10/2011-09/2013

Research Fellow, Universität Bayreuth, Islamic Studies
Project "Epistemological Fundamentals of Difference in Sunni Islam: Traditionalists, Reformer and Islamists in Contemporary Africa", directed by Rüdiger Seesemann.

05/2006-09/2011

Junior Research Fellow, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

PhD project (2008-11): Shaykhâni (Manna Abba ibn Muhammad at-Tulba, 1908-1986) and the Revival of the Tijaniyya in Mauritania

Project (2006-2008): Translocal discourses on Islamic reform. The Idaw Ali during French colonial expansion, 1830-1935

Studies nach oben

02/2012

PhD Islamic Studies (Doktorin der Philosophie)

04/2006

M.A. Islamic Studies (Magistra Artium)

04/2003-04/2006

Freie Universität and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: M.A. studies in Islamic Studies, Political Science, African History

07/1999-04/2003

Parental leave and freelance activities as teacher of IT skills and web designer

10/1998-06/1999

Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin: M.A. studies in Islamic Studies, Political Science, African History

10/1997-09/1998

Language Course at Institut Française des Etudes Arabes en Damas (IFEAD), Damascus (Syria) and private courses

04/1994-09/1997

Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg: B.A. studies in Islamic Studies, Political Science, Computer Linguistics

Language skills nach oben

German (native), English, French, Arabic.
Basic knowlegde of: Spanish, Swaheli, Farsi, Hausa

Awards and Grants nach oben

01/2017-12/2019

German Postdoc Senior Fellowship - Volkswagen Foundation: Program "Knowledge for Tomorrow". Research cooperation with Dr. Halkano Abdi Wario (Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenia): Jihad for All? Religious Knowledge, Counter-Narrativity and De-Radicalisation Strategies in Kenya

09/2015

Forschungspreis der Annemarie Schimmel Stiftung 2015 (Research award by Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (German Oriental Society)/ Sektion Islamwissenschaft)

02/2014

Hedwig-Hintze-Frauenförderpreis 2013 (Women Dissertation Award of Freie Universität, Berlin)

02/2014

Grant for an international workshop "Les manuscrits de la Mauritanie - évaluation critique et développement d’une stratégie future des activités pour sa conservation" ZMO, Berlin, Sep. 2015 by Jutta Vogel Foundation (University of Cologne)

09/2013-08/2016

German Postdoc Junior Fellowship - Volkswagen Foundation: Program "Knowledge for Tomorrow". Research cooperation with Dr. Halkano Abdi Wario (St. Pauls University, Limuru, Kenia): Printing Knowledge, Informing the Umma: Historical and Contextual Analysis of the Kenya's Friday Bulletin

Academic Publications

Books nach oben

2014

Die Erneuerung der Tiǧānīya in Mauretanien. Popularisierung religiöser Ideen in der Kolonialzeit. ZMO Studien; 31. Berlin: Schwarz-Verlag, 2014.

Editorial nach oben

since 01/2015

Member of editorial board of Islamic Africa (review editor)

2014

Guest editor with Joseph Hill Islamic Africa 5.2 (2014): Special Issue: En-gendering Islamic Knowledge and Authority in Africa

Articles in journals and collective volumes nach oben

2017

Arabic Manuscripts of the Western Sahara: trying to frame an African literary tradition, Journal of Islamic Manuscripts 8 (1, 2017).

2016

Koranunterricht als nachhaltige Entwicklungshilfe? inamo 86 (Jg. 22, summer 2016).

2014

Following in the Steps of ʿĀʾisha: Hassaniyya Speaking Tijānī Women as Spiritual Guides (muqaddamāt) and Teaching Islamic Scholars (limrābutāt) in Mauritania. Islamic Africa 5 (2, 2014): 225-273.

2014

with Joseph Hill, En-gendering Islamic Knowledge and Authority in Africa: An Introduction. Islamic Africa 5 (2, 2014): 131-165.

2011

Une colonisation à la marge ? Quelques aspects de la transformation religieuse de la société hassanophone pendant la période coloniale française. In L’héritage colonial du Maroc. Actes du 8e colloque Maroc-Allemande, Bayreuth 2011, ed. by Herbert Popp and Mohamed Aït Hamza. Bayreuth, Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Bayreuth e.V., 2012, 329-338.

2011

Alleinreisende Frauen in der Kolonie: Reiseberichte als Medium zur Popularisierung kolonialer Machtpolitik. In Der weibliche Blick auf den Orient. Reisebeschreibungen europäischer Frauen im Vergleich, ed. by Miroslawa Czarnecka, Christa Ebert and Grazyna Barbara Szewczyk, Jahrbuch für Internationale Germanistik; Reihe A, Vol. 102. Bern, Peter Lang 2011, 149-174.

2010

Nur ein Nomade kann ein Held sein. In Orientalische Reisende in Europa – Europäische Reisende im Nahen Osten: Bilder vom Selbst und Imagination des Anderen, ed. by Bekim Agai and Zita Ágota Pataki, Bonner Islamstudien 19; Berlin, EB-Verlag 2010, 135-158.

2010

Shaikhani (1907-1986) und die Erneuerung der Tijaniyya in den 40er Jahren, inamo 61; (Jg. 16, spring 2010), 39-45.

Contributions to encyclopedias, reviews, and conference reportsnach oben

2016

Mauritania’s Manuscripts – a critical evaluation of former conservation projects and developing future strategies. A Workshop Report, Annual Review of Islam in Africa 15 (2016).

2015

Mauritania’s Manuscripts – a critical evaluation former conversation projects and developing future strategies, Orient Bulletin 29, Dec 2015.

2014

Brakna. In: Encyclopedia Islamica Online, ed. by Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas and Everett Rowson. Leiden: Brill, 2014.

2013

Islamic Scholarship in Mauritania. In: Oxford Islamic Studies Online, 2013.

2011

Sidi Ahmad b. al-Amin al-Shinqiti. In: Dictionary of African Biography, ed. by Henry Louis Gates & Emmanuel Akyeampong. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

2011

Shaykhani b. Muhammad al-Tulba. In: Dictionary of African Biography, ed. by Henry Louis Gates & Emmanuel Akyeampong. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Media nach oben

4 February 2017

(TV) Himmel und Erde, RBB. Report about the newly published children illustration book on “world religions”: Anna Wills; Nora Tomms, “Weltreligionen”, Betz Verlag, 2017.

15 August 2016

(Print) Mauretanien: der schwierige Weg zur integrativen nationalen Einheit, APuZ 31-33.

18 August 2015

(Radio) Drivetime: Shafiq Morton - Britta Frede visits, Voice of Cape (Cape Town, South Africa).

 

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