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Liza Franke

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Affiliated research fellow, Oct. 16 - June 2017

is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the ERC project "Private Pieties: Mundane Islam and New Forms of Muslim Religiosity: Impact on Contemporary Social and Political Dynamics" at the University of Göttingen.

She received her PhD in Arabic Studies in 2011 from the University of Leipzig. "At the doors of paradise: discourses of female self-sacrifice, martyrdom and resistance in Palestine" (Ergon Verlag).

She graduated from the University of Bayreuth and the School of Oriental and African Studies (London). She taught at the Universities of Leipzig, Cologne and Goettingen as assistant professor. She has also worked as Middle East Expert for the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn. She carried out extensive field research throughout the Middle East.