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Frank Peter

Assistant Professor
Islamic Studies
Hamad bin Khalifa University


Frank Peter (PhD 2002, Aix-en-Provence) has studied modern history, Islamic studies and Arabic in Hamburg, Aix-en-Provence and Damascus. Before joining HBKU, he was Assistant Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Bern (2010-2015) where he received his Habilitation in Islamic Studies with a forthcoming monograph entitled “The rationalities of secularism and the government of Islam in France”. He has authored and (co-)edited a number of volumes including “Impérialisme et industrialisation à Damas, 1908-1939“ (2010), “Islam and the Politics of Culture in Europe: Memory, Aesthetics, Art” (2013) and “Islamic Movements of Europe: Public Religion and Islamophobia in the Modern World” (2014).

Research Interest

History of the Modern Middle East, Secularism, Political Religion, Islamophobia

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