Personal profile

Research interests

As an Austrian jurist and political scientist, my research interests focus on national and international law, politics, religious education and state-church/religion relation, especially on the social and system integration of ‘Islam’ and Muslims into the educational and religious legal system of Austria. Through multidisciplinary approaches, e.g. in the sociology of law, I try to identify and analyse diverse factors influencing the relationship between the state and Islam, respectively, the Islamic Religious Community in Austria (IGGÖ) and its members and the non-organised Muslim community in general. I aim to elaborate on a social integrative and pluralistic ‘Austrian Islam’, i.e. an Islam lived under legal and political conditions in Austria where human and minority rights, civil society and social cohesion are protected against Islamist threats and ideological dangers within the Muslim community, such as teachings against the citizenship education. My academic achievements to date relate to Islamic dispute resolution, peacebuilding, European-Islamic theology, Islamic religious education, interreligious education, religious and cultural events in school, etc.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD Law & Politics, PhD, Relationship between State and Islam in the Educational Context, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

Award Date: 20 Dec 2022

Law, MA of Laws, Islamic Marriage Law (Polygyny)

Award Date: 13 Jun 2014

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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