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Amir Dziri was born in Tunis in 1984 and grew up in Germany. He researches religious thinking and the intellectual and cultural history of Islam in the context of contemporary issues. From 2011 to 2017 he worked at the Center for Islamic Theology at the University of Münster in its institutional and technical-academic establishment. Since September 2017 he has held the first professorship for Islamic studies in Switzerland and is director of the Swiss Center for Islam and Society at the University of Friborg.

Islamic Studies

Qur'anic studies

Islam in Europe

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Islamic-theological studies with a focus on “Islam and society” (Fribourg)

It is a research and training programme with both specific and transversal themes. It is aimed at doctoral students with a research project promoting topics related to Islamic-theological studies and society. The project is distinguished by its focus on systematic (anthropology, contextual interpretations of Islam, social ethics) and practical (social work, chaplaincy, religious pedagogy) perspectives. […]

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