Prof. Dr. Katajun Amirpur

Assistant Professor for Modern Islamic World with Focus on Iran (2010–2011)

E: katajun.amirpur{at}uni-hamburg.de

Address at the University of Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Katajun Amirpur
Universität Hamburg
Akademie der Weltreligionen
Von-Melle-Park 8
D-20146 Hamburg

Personal Background

Graduate Studies in Islamic Studies and Political Sciences, Friedrich-Wilhems-Universität Bonn (1990-1994), DAAD-Scholarship for Shiite Theology Studies in Teheran (1994-1995), Master in Islamic Studies (1996), PhD-Scholarship at the "Graduiertenkolleg für Gegenwartsbezogene Orientforschung" of Erlangen/Bamberg, Doctorate in Iranian Studies with Prof. Bert G. Fragner (2000), Lecturer at the Institute for Islamic Studies, FU Berlin (2000-2001), at the Institute for Islamic Studies, Universität Bonn (2002, 2005-2006) and at the Jesuit Academy for Philosophy in Munich (2009), "Emmy Noether" Post-Doc Scholarship of the "Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft" in Leiden with Prof. Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd (2003-2005) and Scholarship of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation at the University of Bonn (2007-2008). Assistant Professor for Modern Islamic World with Focus on Iran at the URPP Asia and Europe (2010–2011). Since 2011 Professor «Islamische Studien/Islamische Theologie» / Assistant Director of the Academy of World Religions, University of Hamburg.

Research Interests

Shiite Islam; Reform Theology; Intellectual History of Iran; Islamic Feminism; History of Iran: Political Evolutions in Today's Iran; Integration of Muslims in Europe.