Stefan Maneval

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, October 2017 - March 2018

Stefan Maneval holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from Freie Universität Berlin. His PhD thesis on public and private spaces in the Saudi city of Jeddah in the twentieth century won the 2016 dissertation prize of the German Association of Middle Eastern Studies (DAVO). It will be published in book form by UCL Press in 2019. From October 2017 to March 2018 Stefan was a postdoctoral fellow at the OIB. He is currently based in Halle (Saale), working on his research project entitled “Negotiating Differences,” for which he received a grant from the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). His publications include articles on contemporary Saudi society and politics, cultural heritage and the art scene in Saudi Arabia, social theory and material culture as well as a co-edited book on the diversity of Muslim everyday life (Muslim Matter, Berlin 2016).

2017

(forthcoming, with Heike Delitz, peer reviewed) “The ‘Hidden Kings’, or Hegemonic Imaginaries: Analytical Perspective of Post-foundational Sociological Thought”. Im@go: Journal of the Social Imaginary.

"Wahhabismus: Was würde Muhammad tun?" In Sunniten und Schiiten, edited by Candid Foundation, pp. 28–29. Bonn: Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung. Also published in Zenith: Zeitschrift für den Orient 1/2017.

2016       

Muslim Matter: Photographs, Objects, Essays, edited by Stefan Maneval and Omar Kasmani. Berlin: Revolver Publishing.

“Lost and Found: A Matter of Orientation”. In Muslim Matter, edited by S. Maneval and O. Kasmani, pp. 111–19. Berlin: Revolver Publishing.

“Fundsachen: Eine Frage der Orientierung”. In Muslim Matter, edited by S. Maneval and O. Kasmani, pp. 125–32. Berlin: Revolver Publishing.

2014 

(peer reviewed) "Niemand hat die Absicht, einen Aufsatz zu zensieren. Archäologie, Politik und Zensur im Zusammenhang mit der Ausstellung 'Roads of Arabia. Archäologische Schätze aus Saudi-Arabien’". Forum Kritische Archäologie 3: 1–10. 

2012

"Abdullah, wir müssen reden: Die saudische Künstlergruppe 'Edge of Arabia’". Zenith: Zeitschrift für den Orient 6/2012: 82–91. Also published in Spiegel Online, 24.01.2013, http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/moderne-kunst-in-saudi-arabien-edge-of-arabia-s-gesellschaftskritik-a-878604.html.

"Die Einstürzenden Altbauten: Ein Bericht über den Verfall der Altstadt von Dschidda". Zenith: Zeitschrift für den Orient 1/2012: 70–74.

2010

"Die liberale Reformbewegung in Saudi-Arabien: Analyse und Übersetzung der Reformpetition vom 2. Februar 2007". In: Saudi-Arabien: Ein Königreich im Wandel? Edited by Ulrike Freitag, pp. 61–87. Paderborn: Schöningh.

2008

"Der Militäreinsatz in Nahr al-Barid in arabischen Medien". INAMO 53: 28–32.