Research Fellows

Omnia Amin

Research interests: Gender and cultural change in UAE society; comparative literature; and contemporary cultural and social issues in the Arab World

Christian Mauder, Humanities Research Fellow

Christian Mauder

Research interests: Islamicate intellectual history; history of the Mamluk Sultanate; Islamicate court culture; interactions between Europe and the Islamicate World; reception and translation of the Quran; Islamic eschatological thought

Yannis Hadjinicolaou, Research Fellow in the Humanities, NYUAD

Yannis Hadjinicolaou

Research interests: Art and art theory of the early modern period; theory and history of the history of art; synagonism in the arts; political iconography; falconry

Hadia Mubarak, Research Fellow in the Humanities

Hadia Mubarak

Research interests: Islamic studies; contemporary Arab studies; modern and classical Qur'anic exegesis; Islamic feminism; gender reform in the modern Muslim world

Henriette Mueller, Research Fellow in the Humanities

Henriette Mueller

Research interests:  Comparative politics, comparative government and governance studies with a particular focus on political leadership

Walid Saleh, Research Fellow in the Humanities

Walid Saleh

Research interests: Qur’an, Tafsir (Qur’anic exegetical literature) and medieval Islamic literature; apocalyptic literature; mirabilia literature in early Ottoman period

Shuang Wen, Humanities Research Fellow

Shuang Wen

Research interests: Arab-Chinese global interactions from the mid-19th century to the end of World War II

William Zimmerle, Humanities Research Fellow

William Zimmerle

Research interests: Pre-Islamic and Islamic material culture of the Arabian Peninsula and East Africa