Aline Schläpfer

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Prof. Dr. Aline Schläpfer


Aline Schläpfer leads a research project hosted at the Near and Middle Eastern Studies and funded by SNF-Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship (2020-2025), entitled "Ottoman afterlife in Jordan and Iraq. Politics of remembering and forgetting in new Arab states (1920-1958)". She was a visiting research student at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London (2009), and a postdoctoral fellow at the American University of Beirut in 2016 and Princeton University in 2017, with the Swiss National Science Foundation. She was maître-assistante at University of Geneva until 2020. She is the author of Les intellectuels juifs de Bagdad. Discours et allégeances (1908-1951) (Brill 2016), and a number of articles dealing with the history of Jews in Arab lands, nationalism, history of minorities and the study of Ottoman imprint in Arab spaces.

  • National and transnational studies in the modern Middle East
  • History and memory
  • Minorities in the Middle East
  • History of Jews in Arab lands
  • Ottoman imprint in Arab spaces
  • Modern and contemporary history of Iraq, Lebanon

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Nationalismus – Homonationalismus – Femonationalismus
Sprache(n) – Diskurs – Kommunikation