Visiting Doctoral Fellow
Visiting Doctoral Fellow, February – April 2018
Jennifer Viehl is a political scientist and a PhD candidate in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg working on a critical examination of the discourses on good governance in late medieval Arabic political advice literature. She holds an MA in Islamic Studies and Political Science from Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. She worked as a research assistant on a project on late medieval Islamic political thought funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and hosted by the OIB between 2012 and 2015. Jennifer’s research is located at the intersection of the history of political ideas, political theory and Islamic studies and it centres around the history of Islamic political thought and methodological problems of political theory.