Current research: Intergenerational Inequalities: Urbanization, Capital, and Housing in Developing Countries
Regional focus: Arab Cities, especially Cairo, Egypt
Research project: Public Space for Peace and Contention: Maydān al-Shuhadāʾ (Martyrs' Square) Shaping Political and Social Spheres of the City of Tripoli, Libya
Research project: German Cultural Influences in Turkey, 1871-1945 (Dezember 2018 - September 2020)
Current research: The conflict in Western Sahara, political/cultural solidarity with the Saharawi within the Mediterranean and Europe, medial invisibility of postcolonial conflicts, mass media images of war and conflict, artistic research methodologies.
Regional focus: Maghreb, Europe, cyberspace.
Research project: The arrival of refugees in existing migrant communities: The role of generational memory and community formation in the case of Assyrians in Jordan and Germany
Current research: Scholarly ways. Mobility, knowledge production and research capacity building between Europe and the Middle East
Research project: South Asian humanitarianism in armed conflicts, 1899 - 1945
Research project: A Cultural History of Oil
Research project: Ethnicity, Conflict and Festivalization of Politics in Ethiopia
Regional focus: The Horn of Africa (especially Ethiopia)
Research project: World-Making from the 'Margins': Muslim Global Actors from South Asia
Regional focus: South Asia, related to the research subject also Islam in Europe and North America, South East Asia, Central Asia, South Africa