Research areas

In recent years, the Institute has developed different research areas in which a large number of research activities are carried out:

1. Media and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa;

2. Gender and Sexuality in Islamic and Middle Eastern Law;

3. Social Movements in the Middle East and North Africa;

4. Philosophy in the Modern Middle East.

These research areas are defined by specific projects and include research on colonial and post-colonial periods in the Middle East; the relationship between reason and faith; the history of gender and sexuality; the history of social and state power, historiography, Islamic and Middle Eastern law.

The regional focus is on the countries of the Middle East (in particular Egypt, the Gulf, Turkey, Iran).