Sabine Damir-Geilsdorf

Sabine Damir-Geilsdorf is Professor for Middle Eastern Studies and Director of the Institute of Middle Eastern and South East Asian Studies at the University of Cologne. She obtained her PhD in Islamic Studies with a thesis on the Egyptian Islamist Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) and received her postdoctoral qualification degree (Habilitation) with a study on Palestinian narratives of the Arab-Israeli war 1948. She has carried out field research in various countries of the Middle East and has published widely on transformations of religious concepts, Islamism, (forced) migration in the Middle East, Islam in Germany, and popular culture in Middle Eastern societies.

transcript-Publications in the Research Fields: Art and Visual Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Global, Colonial, and Non-European History, History, Non-European Ethnology, Popular Culture, Visual Theory

Publications in the Series: Culture & Theory, Global Studies

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Creative Resistance
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Political Humor in the Arab Uprisings

This volume explores political humor as a creative tool for resistance. It analyzes the interdependencies between humorous forms of cultural expression and socio-political developments in different countries.
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Bonded Labour

Global and Comparative Perspectives (18th–21st Century)

After slavery, indentured labour stilled global capitalism's need for cheap labour. This volume investigates global variants of bonded labour that exist until today.

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