People

Claudia Ghrawi

Research Fellow

Phone: +49-(0)30-80307-249
Regional focus: Arab world, especially the Arab Gulf states (Saudi Arabia) and Syria
 Claudia Ghrawi
Claudia Ghrawi

Positions

Since 2011
Research fellow at ZMO

Degree/ Education

2018
PhD in History, Freie Universität Berlin (not yet published)
2002 - 2010
Magistra Artium in History, University of Potsdam

Publications

Edited Volumes

(with Ulrike Freitag, Nelida Fuccaro, Nora Lafi, eds.): Urban Violence in the Middle East. Changing Cityscapes in the Transition from Empire to Nation State, Berghahn series Space & Place, Vol 14, New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015, 334 p.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

“A Tamed Urban Revolution: Saudi Arabia’s Oil Conurbation and the 1967 Riots”, in: Nelida Fuccaro (ed.), Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 109-126.

(together with Ulrike Freitag, Nelida Fuccaro, Fatemeh Masjedi): “Introduction”, in: Ulrike Freitag. Nelida Fuccaro, Claudia Ghrawi, Nora Lafi (eds.), Urban Violence in the Middle East. Changing Cityscapes in the Transition from Empire to Nation State, Berghahn series Space & Place, Vol 14, New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015, 1-25.

“Structural and Physical Violence in Saudi Arabian Oil Towns, 1953-1956”, in: Ulrike Freitag. Nelida Fuccaro, Claudia Ghrawi, Nora Lafi (eds.), Urban Violence in the Middle East. Changing Cityscapes in the Transition from Empire to Nation State, Berghahn series Space & Place, Vol 14, New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015, 243-264.

Journal Articles

"Urban Encroachment is a Historical Trigger for Shiʿi Outrage in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Metropolis Qatif”, Global Urban History, 19 October 2017, (https://globalurbanhistory.com/2017/10/19/urban-encroachment-is-a-historical-trigger-for-shi%ca%bfi-outrage-in-saudi-arabias-eastern-metropolis-qatif/).

“In the Service of the Whole Community? Civic Engagement in Saudi Arabia (1950s – 1960s)”, Jadaliyya, 06 May 2014, (https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/32024/In-the-Service-of-the-Whole-Community-Civic-Engagement-in-Saudi-Arabia-1950s-1960s).

“Political and Civic Life at the Dawn of the Saudi Petro Age”, The Middle East in London 10(4), June-July 2014, 19-20.

“Urban Violence in the Middle East. From Empire to Nation State”, in: Ulrike Freitag (ed.), Researching Muslim Societies. Inside and Outside ZMO, ZMO, Berlin, 2014, 27-30.

Reviews

(Rev.) “Sarah Yizraeli, Politics and Society in Saudi Arabia: The Crucial Years of Development, 1960-1982, London: C. Hurst & Co., 2012”, New Middle Eastern Studies 3 (2013).

Teaching Activities

Summer Term 2019
“Black Gold Coast: The Persian Gulf in the Age of Oil” (MA), Department of Global History, Freie Universität Berlin
Winter Term 2012/13
“Geschichte und Gesellschaft Saudi-Arabiens“ (MA) (together with Ulrike Freitag), Department of Islamwissenschaft, Freie Universität Berlin

Selected academic activities

Summer term 2019
Teaching the seminar “The Persian Gulf in the Age of Oil” Global History (Master program), Freie University, Berlin
3-5 April 2019
Co-convener of the international conference “Claiming and Making Muslim Worlds: Across and Beyond the Local and the Global”, ZMO, Berlin
23 November 2014
Organization of the panel “Saudi Arabian urbanities: Histories of Civic Engagement and Urban Everyday Life in Changing State Settings”, MESA, Washington, DC
12-14 June 2013
Co-organization of the international workshop “Emerging Scholarship on Saudi Arabia: From the First Saudi State to the Present”, BGSMCS/ZMO, Berlin
Winter term 2012-2013
Co-teaching the seminar “History, Politics and Society in Modern Saudi Arabia” (together with Ulrike Freitag), Islamic Studies (Master program), Freie University, Berlin

Selected outreach activities

21 June 2019
Talk on “The History of the Arabian Peninsula” Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Berlin
11 June 2019
Talk on “Women Rights in Saudi Arabia” as introduction to a screening of the film The Poetess (2018), organized by Amnesty International, HU Berlin
Academic Year 2018-2019
Co-organization of the Urban Studies Seminar with the annual theme “The Urban Spatialities of Religion in the Middle East, Africa and South-East Asia”, ZMO, Berlin
Winter Term 2013-14
Co-organization of the lecture series “Fueling Societies: Energy Resources and Politics ‘From Below’”, ZMO, Berlin

Awards

2019
Fritz-Steppat-Prize

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Italian