Frank Peter | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
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Dr. Frank Peter

Dr. Frank Peter (PhD)


Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies
College of Islamic Studies
Islamic Studies
Master of Arts in Contemporary Islamic Studies

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  • Office locationC.01.023

Biography

Dr. Frank Peter has studied modern history, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, and Arabic in Hamburg, Aix-en-Provence and Damascus. Before joining HBKU, he was Assistant Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Bern, where he received his Habilitation in Islamic Studies with a forthcoming monograph entitled “Islam and the Governing of Muslims in France: Secularism without ‘Religion’.” He has co-edited a number of volumes including Islamic Movements of Europe: Public Religion and Islamophobia in the Modern World (2014) and Islam and the Politics of Culture in Europe: Memory, Aesthetics, Art.

 


Research Interests

  • History of the Modern Middle East
  • Secularism
  • Anthropology of Islam
  • Political Religion
  • Orientalism and Islamophobia

Experience

Assistant Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

CIS, HBKU

2015 – Present
  • Assistant Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

    University of Bern

    2010 – 2015
  • Postdoctoral Fellow

    Department of Comparative Cultural and Social Anthropology, European University Viadrina Frankfurt Oder

    2006 – 2009
  • Postdoctoral Fellow

    International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden University

    2003 – 2006

Education

Habilitation in Islamic Studies

University of Bern

2015
  • PhD in Middle Eastern Studies

    University of Aix-en-Provence

    2002
  • MA in Middle Eastern Studies

    University of Aix-en-Provence

    1998

Selected Publications

  • BOOKS

  • Peter, F. (Forthcoming). Islam and the Governing of Muslims in France: Secularism without ‘Religion’.

    London: Bloomsbury.

  • Peter, F. (2010). Les Entrepreneurs de Damas: Nation, Impérialisme et Industrialisation.

    Paris: L’Harmattan.

    2010
  • BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Peter, F. (2018). Jenseits des wohlgeordneten Säkularismus: Islam und Laizität im zeitgenössischen Frankreich.

    In Amir-Moazami, S. (Ed.), Der inspizierte Muslim. Bielefeld. 159-184.

    2018
  • Peter, F. (2018). Genealogien des Religionsbegriffes und die Grenzen der Religionsfreiheit in Europa.

    In Zemmin, F., et al. (Ed.), Festschrift für Reinhard Schulze : Moderne im Islam – Islam in der Moderne. Leiden. 61-84.

    2018
  • Peter, F. (2006). Islamic Sermons, Religious Authority and the Individualization of Islam in France.

    In Franzmann, M. et al. (Ed.), Religiosität in der säkularisierten Welt. Wiesbaden. 303-320.

    2006
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Peter, F. (2012). Nation, Narration and Islam: Memory and Governmentality in Germany.

    Current Sociology. 338-352.

    2012
  • Peter, F. (2010). Les fruits de la foi et l’universalité de l’islam: une étude de cas sur l’activisme musulman en France.

    Sociologie et Sociétés. 95-114.

    2010
  • Peter, F. (2006). Leading the Community of the Middle Way: A Study of the Muslim Field in France.

    Muslim World. 707-736.

    2006
  • OTHERS

  • Peter, F. (2018). Review of the book Muslim Brothers in Europe: Roots and Discourse by B. Maréchal.

    Studia Islamica. 113. 282-286.

    2018
  • Peter, F. (2018). [Review Article] “Approaching the Study of Secular Power and Islam”. Comparative Islamic Studies. 12.1.

    2018
  • Peter, F. Islam in France. Encyclopedia of Islam, Third Edition. Leiden.