SOAS University of London

Dr Alison Scott-Baumann awarded research fellowship from The Academy for Islam in Research and Society

8 November 2021
Alison Scott-Baumann

Dr Alison Scott-Baumann, Professor of Society and Belief, has been awarded a research fellowship at the Academy for Islam in Research and Society (AIWG) at the Goethe-University. 

As a guest researcher at the Goethe-University, she will conduct research on her project, "The politics of pedagogy: Islam and the 'West’."

Dr Alison Scott-Baumann said: “I am really thrilled!This fellowship award is a great honour, that shows how my work and other UK work and projects are highly valued by German Islamic groups. The German Academy of Islam in Culture and Society demonstrates also how progress is possible with significant state funding.” 

Dr Jan Felix Engelhardt, Executive Director at the AIWG said: “We are pleased to support renowned experts in various fields of Islamic Studies with this new fellowship. Through the partnership with the AIWG, important new impulses will emerge for the discipline of Islamic-Theological studies in Germany.”

About the AIWG

The Academy for Islam in Research and Society (AIWG) is a university platform for research and communication on specialist Islamic-Theological questions and social issues. It facilitates supra-regional collaborations and interaction amongst researchers in Islamic-Theological Studies and neighbouring subjects as well as with actors in Muslim civil society and other sectors of society. Funding for the AIWG is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Mercator Foundation.

About the AIWG Research Fellowship

The AIWG Research Fellowship is aimed at postdocs and professors from Islamic-Theological Studies and relevant neighbouring disciplines from Germany and abroad, who wish to pursue a particular research question on Islam in research and society. With the Research Fellowship, the AIWG supports projects that have a particular relevance for the topics and fields within the scope of the Academy. Fellowships can be awarded on the thematic range of Islamic-Theological studies as well as its areas of application and transfer.