Membership

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If you would like to be included in our public list of members, please send an email to jewish.muslim@manchester.ac.uk, stating your name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), link to research profile/personal website, and research interests.

Coordinators

Adi S. Bharat, University of Manchester, UK
Research interests: Jewish-Muslim relations in France; LGBT+ Muslims; ex-Muslims and apostasy from Islam; antisemitism; anti-Muslim racism; activism; community building

Katharine Halls, University of Manchester, UK
Research interests: Modern Egypt; gender; marriage; Jewish studies; Karaite Jews; Middle Eastern Jews

Members

Iskandar Ahmad Abdalla, Freie Universität, Germany
Research Interests: Islam and secularism in Europe; Jewish-Arab relations; Cultural and film history in the Middle East

Dr Seth Anziska, University College London, UK
Research interests: Jewish-Arab relations in the modern Middle East; Lebanon; Israel; Palestine; afterlives of political violence

Dr Kimberly Arkin, Boston University, USA
Research interests: French national identity; national, religious, racial, and gendered identities in France and Western Europe; Jewishness in France

Dr Moshe Behar, University of Manchester, UK
Research interests: Jewish thought in the Middle East; the global phenomenon of nationalism; the Palestine/Israel question

Dr Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken, City College of New York, USA, and University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Research interests: Haiti; migration; Italian literature; French literature; postcolonial studies; anthropology; human rights

Dr Sultan Doughan, Boston University, USA
Research interests: citizenship; religious minorities; race; Holocaust & genocide; memory politics; Germany; secularism; nationalism & affect

Dr Yulia Egorova, Durham University, UK
Research interests: Anthropology of Jewish communities; anthropology of science; Jewish-Muslim relations

Dr Sami Everett, University of Cambridge, UK
Research interests: Multiculturalism; cultural diversity; multilingualism; migration; Jewish-Muslim relations

Dr Yuval Evri, King’s College London, UK
Research interests: Arab-Jewish history and culture; Palestine; Hebrew-Arabic multilingualism; Jewish-Muslim tradition; Al-Andalus as travelling concept

Dr Joseph Ford, Institute of Modern Languages Research, UK
Research interests: Francophone Literature and Culture; Algeria; Algerian Civil War; postcolonial studies; world literature; literary translation

Dr Jonathan Glasser, William & Mary, USA
Research interests: Historical anthropology; music, poetics and performance; colonialism; textuality; culture theory; North Africa and the Middle East; Muslim-Jewish interaction

Warda Hadjab, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France
Research interests: Sociology; political science; French Muslims; Islam in France

Jonathan Hirsch, Universität Potsdam, Germany
Research interests: Modern Jewish Diaspora history; religion and secularism in modernity; Arab/Muslim-Jewish encounters; Jews in colonial societies

Dr Aaron W. Hughes, University of Rochester, USA
Research interests: Jews in the late antique Arabian Peninsula; Jewish-Muslim relations in the medieval period; Israel/Palestine

Chris Jardine, University of Edinburgh, UK
Research interests: Islamophobia and antisemitism in contemporary France; laïcité; French politics and society; migration and identity; French language policy; Francophone postcolonial studies

Elizabeth Johnstone, University College London, UK
Research interests: Gender and sexuality in Islam; queer Muslim identity construction and community building; migration studies

Robert Kanter, University of Manchester, UK
Research interests: Jewish-Muslim relations in the UK

Dr Nadia Kiwan, University of Aberdeen, UK
Research interests: Francophone cultural studies; Islam in contemporary France; migration studies; secularism; social movements; sociology

Jonathan Lawrence, University of Oxford, UK
Research interests: Gender and sexuality in Arabic and Islamicate literary contexts and histories; Arabic literature; Senses and embodiment; Emotions; Love; Theories of Intimacy and Love

Dr Vladimir Levin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Research interests: Jewish history; Eastern Europe in the modern period

Fraser McQueen, University of Sterling, UK
Research interests: Islamophobia in France; 21st Century French Literature; 21st Century French Film; Postcolonial French Studies; Politics and Literature; Religion and Politics

Dr Craig Perry, University of Cincinnati, USA
Research interests: Jewish and Islamic history; slavery and the slave trade

Fabrice Roger, University of Bristol, UK
Research interests: representation of Islam in contemporary France; assimilationism; multiculturalism; laïcité; French culture and identity; French media; critical discourse analysis.

Saleena Saleem, University of Liverpool, UK
Research interests: Multiculturalism; Ethnicity; Political Science; Islam and Democracy; Political Islam; Islam and gender

Vincent Sallé, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA
Research interests: Cultural studies; comparative literature; literary criticism; gender and sexuality

Zainab Salloo, University of Manchester, UK
Research interests: Language maintenance; British Muslims; South Asian communities

Dr Nathalie Ségeral, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, USA
Research interest: Holocaust and genocide studies; contemporary Jewish identities; women’s and gender studies; memory and trauma studies; translation (theory and practice)

Tania Shew, University of Manchester, UK
Research interests: History of feminist political thought; trans-Atlantic women’s suffrage movement; anti-antisemitism and the left in Britain and America; Jews, Muslims, and women in the Enlightenment

Dr Christopher Silver, McGill University, Canada
Research interests: Modern Jewish history; 20th century North Africa and Middle East; popular culture and music

Dr Karen E H Skinazi, University of Bristol, UK
Research interests: Orthodox Jewish women’s culture; Muslim women’s narratives; Jewish-Muslim relations

Dr Younasse Tarbouni, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Research interests: Mediterranean migrations; Apostasy; Religion, Race and identity in Academia; Political Islam

Dr Rebekah Vince, Durham University, UK
Research interests: North African francophone literature; Israeli-Palestinian conflict; francophone studies; memory studies; translation

Dr Yair Wallach, SOAS, University of London, UK
Research interests: Palestine/Israel; visual culture; urban studies; social history; cultural history

Dr Mourad Yelles, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France
Research interests: Comparative literature; Maghrebi literature

Dr Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, Assistance publique – Hôpitaux de Marseille, France
Research interests: Muslim communities in Europe and Diaspora; gender and sexuality in Islam; LGBT Muslims; liberation theologies; psychology of religion; cognitive science