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Jonathan Kriener

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Jonathan Kriener joined the Orient-Institut in October 2015 as research associate. He graduated with a doctoral degree in Oriental Studies from the Ruhr University Bochum. In his thesis, he explored secular and religious conceptions of state and society taught at Lebanese schools. He has previously held fellowships at Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut in Essen, Marburg's Center for Near and Middle East Studies, the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, at the OIB in 2010/11, at Tübingen University and most recently at the Ruhr University Bochum. Jonathan taught courses on the twentieth century histories of Lebanon, Israel and Palestine, as well as on recent Arab educational thought and reform. His publications deal comparatively with history, civics, and religious instruction at Lebanese, Palestinian and Israeli schools, and higher education in Egypt and Lebanon. Jonathan led the research project "Local, Regional and International 'Borrowing and Lending' in Social Sciences and Humanities Department at Egyptian and Lebanese Universities", funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and conducted at the Ruhr University in cooperation with the OIB.



Kriener, Jonathan. 2011. Lebanese – but How? Secular and Religious Conceptions of State and Society at Lebanese Schools. Würzburg: Ergon. (Interview in al-Mudun content).

Kriener, Jonathan, and Wolfram Reiss. 2012. Die Darstellung Des Christentums in Schulbüchern Islamisch Geprägter Länder. Libanon and Jordanien 3. Hamburg: EBV.

Journal Article

Kriener, Jonathan. 2015. ‘ Like on Different Planets? Arab Social Scientists in Their Scientific Communities’. Middle East – Topics & Arguments 4. doi:10.17192/meta.2015.4.3043.
———. 2013. ‘Bildung in Den Arabischen Staaten’. In Bildungsentwicklung Und Schulsysteme in Afrika, Asien, Lateinamerika Und Der Karibik, edited by Christel Adick, 11:23–42. Historisch-Vergleichende Sozialisations- Und Bildungsforschung.
———. 2012a. ‘Arabische Länder’. Edited by Klaus-Peter Horn and Heidemarie Chemnitz. Lexikon der Erziehungswissenschaft. Tübingen: Klinkhardt.
———. 2012b. ‘Different Layers of Identity in Lebanese Textbooks’. In The Politics of Education Reform in the Middle East. Self and Other in Textbooks and Curricula, edited by Samira Alayan and Achim Rohde, 131–53. New York: Berghahn. ( Table of contents).
———. 2012c. ‘Israel’. Edited by Klaus-Peter Horn and Heidemarie Chemnitz. Lexikon der Erziehungswissenschaft. Tübingen: Klinkhardt.
———. 2011. ‘ The Social Sciences in the Research on Arab Higher Education. Lebanon and Egypt as Examples’. Tertium Comparationis 17 (2): 108–36.
———. 2007. ‘The George Eckhart Foundation for International Studies on Textbooks: The Foundation’s History, Objectives, and Domains of Operation’. In The Textbook: Its Role, Content, and Quality, edited by Fawzi Ayoub, 19–39. Beirut: Lebanese Association for Educational Studies.
———. 2006. ‘Control through Education? The Politicization of Israeli and Palestinian School Textbooks’. In What Shall We Tell the Children? International Perspectives on School History Textbooks, edited by Stuart Foster and Keith Crawford, 211–26. London: Information Age Publishing. ( Book description).
———. 2003. ‘Palestinian School Textbooks between International Polemics and National Apologia’. International Textbook Research 25 (4): 399–406.