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Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

PhD Students

Maha Abdel Megeed
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Muwaylihi's Isa ibn Hisham: Between 18th-Century Revival and 19th-Century Neoclassical Renaissance

Yakoob Ahmed
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The Role of the Ottoman Ulama in the Second Constitutional Period During the Parliamentary Elections of 1908 -1912

Nadia Ait Said-Ghanem
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Old Babylonian Omen Sentence Constructions investigated according to Arabic Sentence Structure Theory

A. Ebru Akcasu
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The Non-Ottomans of Constantinople: Exiles and Expatriates, 1876-1909

Tahir Alam
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The Social, Educational and Cultural Formation of Identities of British Daru’l Uloom Madrassah Graduates and their Attitude Towards Modern Britain

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Siba Aldabbagh
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Word and Image in Visual Art and Poetry from the Arab World

Ayca Baydar
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The Hybrid Identity of the Karamanlis

Zeynel Abidin Besleney
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Actors and Ideologies of Circassian Diaspora Politics in Turkey in the Era of Globalisation

Saleema F. Burney
Saleema Burney

Belief and Benevolence: A Case Study of Muslim Women Activists in London

Safaruk Chowdhury
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Theosophy in the Work of al-Sulami

Alessandro Columbu
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Depicting Syria: the short stories of Zakariyya Tamir

Ferah Contopoulos-Engin
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The Role of the Media in Greek-Turkish Relations since 1999.

Sarah Doebbert Epstein
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The Ethics of Alterity: A Comparative Critical Approach to Language, Subjectivity and Agency in Arabic Rhetorical Theory and Poststructuralist Thought

Ziad El-Hady
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Changing social ethics as a factor in Muslim/non-Muslim relations in Britain

Hannah Erlwein
Hannah Erlwein

Arguments for the Existence of God in Classical Islamic Thought: Origins and Trajectories of the Discourse (working title)

Timothy Green
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Issues of Identity for First-Generation Christians in Pakistan

Taylan Gungor
Taylan Güngör

The mercantile experience of Ottoman Pera in the century after 1453

Henrik Lindberg, Hansen
Henrik Hansen

The Diversity of Muslim - Christian Dialogue: An Analysis of the Relation between Social and Religious Affiliation and its Impact on Dialogue in Egypt

Ramon Harvey
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Justice in the Qur’an: A Study in Relation to Language and Composition

Laura Hassan
Laura Hassan

Physical theory and Creation in the thought of Sayf al-Dīn al-Āmidī (d.1233): a study of the integration of falsafī methods and doctrines into Ash’arī kalām (Working Title)

Kamal Hussain
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Epistemological Congruence of Modernist Thought: a Case Study of Minority Fiqh and Other Related Matters

Ayse Kara
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Istanbul through Moroccan Travellers’ Eyes from 16th to 18th Century: a Comparative Study of Moroccan-Ottoman Travel Writing

Amina Khatun
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Muslim Women Mystics: Transnational Religious Education in ‘Sufism’ and the Production of Gendered Knowledge and Spaces in the UK

Yusra Khreegi
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Gender and "the Woman Question" in the Thought of Muhammad 'Abduh

Sibel Kocaer
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The Hızırnâme (Book of Khidr): Journey of an Ottoman Warrior-Dervish and Its Reception

Anastasia-Aglaia Lemos
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Inter-War Turkish and Greek Novels on Anatolia

Onees Lodhi
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Migration (Hijra) and Travel in Early Islam

Bita Mafizadeh
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Contemporary Iranian Theater Translation and Cultural Relocation: A Cultural Approach to Transfer of Persian Theatrical Texts onto English Stages through Translation

Abdur-Rahman Mangera
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A Critical Edition of Abū l-Layth al-Samarqandī’s Nawāzil

Nora E.H. Parr
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Intertextuality in Palestinian Literature: Novel Formulations of Nation-ness

Peter Phillips
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Poetry in the Arabic Popular Epic

Fatima Rajina
Fatima Rajina

The ethno-religious identity of British Bangladeshi Muslims

Farrah Sheikh
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The evolving relationship between religion and ethnicity among British Muslims

Tariq Suleman
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Zionism and its Discourse in Indian Muslim Politics from 1917 to 1947