Rida Inam

Research Associate at the Department of Islamic Theology and its Didactics, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen

Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
April–July 2018; October–December 2018

Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»A Study of Religion and Media – Muslim Adolescence in Post-Secular Germany«

Project outline:
This research project is designed to be an integral part of the largescale enterprise titles ›Religious Positionality/Positioning› (RelPos), by contributing to it with the inquiry of the modalities and constellations of religious positionality in Islam. The idea is to look into ways in which the divide between Islam and the West is maintained through divisive rhetoric and to ultimately find a method to overcome it. We want to analyze the discourse in different kinds of media, largely received and created by young adults, in order to find out how they perceive and perpetuate the allegedly insurmountable divide between secular and religious values. (Rida Inam)

Research partner:
Rida Inam follows the invitation of Harry Harun Behr (Professor of Secondary Education with focus on Islam at Frankfurt University), Meltem Kulaçatan (research assistant at the Chair of Professor Behr) and the University's research center »Religiöse Positionierung. Modalitäten und Konstellationen in jüdischen, christlichen und islamischen Kontexten« (»Religious Positioning: Modalities and Constellations in Jewish, Christian and Islamic Contexts«).

Scholarly profile of Rida Inam

Rida Inam is a research associate at the Department of Islamic Theology and its Didactics at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen. In 2017, she completed her dissertation with a thesis on »Narratives of Disparity – Islam and the West in Contemporary British Literature«.

Please find more information about Rida Inam here.

Main areas of research:
Islam and the West, Narratives of disparity, Paedagogy, Extracurricular youth education, Literary studies

Selected publications:
  1. Narratives of Disparity. Islam and the West in History and Literature, Berlin, Münster: LIT Verlag 2017.