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Doris Decker

Dr. Doris Decker was trained in Religious Studies and German Philology at the Goethe University Frankfurt/Main. In 2011 she was awarded a doctorate in Religious Studies, submitting a dissertation on conceptions of portrayals of women in early Islamic traditions. Her current research project is a study of sexuality and gender in modern Shiite Islam.

Research Interests
  • Islam past and present
  • Islam and modernity
  • Islam, sexuality, and gender
  • Religion and society in Lebanon and Syria
  • Early Islamic literature and history
Regional Focus
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • Middle East

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