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Sindyan Qasem

Cohort 2020

Supervisor: Prof. Schirin Amir-Moazami

Topic of PHD-Thesis: Vorsorge und Verdacht: Präventives Handeln gegen Islamismus in Deutschland

Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Islamwissenschaft

Alumni, Project Doctoral Researcher, Cluster Professorship "Islam in Europe", RU Borders

Sindyan Qasem is currently working on a PhD thesis with focus on a hegemony-critical examination of current preventive measures against so-called Islamist extremism. Previously, he investigated the discriminatory effects of anti-terror and prevention measures on people at risk of racism in Germany, both in an interdisciplinary research project at the Center for Islamic Theology at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster and as part of a project of the European Network Against Racism. Qasem has obtained a Master´s degree from the University of Leipzig in the field of linguistics and cultural studies.

Research Interests

  • Islam discourses
  • Racism
  • Secularism 
  • Theory of hegemony 
  • Securitization
  • Security policies
  • Surveillance