CV

 

Education and Scientific Career

  • 1976 - 1981   MA Geography, Philosophy and Islamic Sciences, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 1981 - 1985   Academic assistant, Institute of Geography, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 1985             Ph.D. Geography, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 1985 - 1991   Academic lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 1990             Habilitation, Geography, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 1991 - 1993   Assistant Professor, Institute of Geography, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 1993 - 1994   Temporary Professor, Institute of Geographical Sciences, University of Berlin (FU)
  • 1994 - 1995   Assistant Professor, Institute of Geography, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 1995 - 1996   Temporary Professor, Department of Geography, University of Mainz
  • 1996 -           Full Professor, Department of Geography, University of Mainz

At regular intervals also visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, Austria, and the University of Rabat, Morocco (University Mohammad V)

Main Research Interests
The social and architectural development of historic cities of the Mediterranean region; Perception and construction of space(s) through the medium of feature films and documentaries; The diffusion and function of global Arab networks with a main link to the Near East; The mediatisation of cultural phenomena in context of migration and tourism.

Memberships, Editor 

  • Head of the Department of Geography
  • Head of the Centre for intercultural studies (ZIS) (since 2005)
  • Prix de la Fondation Connaissance du Maroc (Sciences Sociales et Humaines) (1994)
  • Member of advisory board of "Orient Institute Beirut" (OIB) (http://www.orient-institut.org)
  • Member of advisory board of “Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Regionalstudien - Vorderer Orient, Afrika, Asien" (ZIRS) (www.zirs.uni-halle.de/zirs.php)
  • Editor „Erdkundliches Wissen“ (with Martin Coy and Thomas Krings)
  • Editor “Muslimische Welten. Empirische Studien zu Gesellschaft, Politik und Religion“ (with Klinkhammer, Grit; Reichmuth, Stefan; Salvatore, Armando; Schiffauer, Werner; Stauth, Georg und Thielmann, Jörn)
  • Editor "Media Geography at Mainz" (MGM) (with Chris Lukinbeal and Stefan Zimmermann)