Doris Behrens-Abouseif - Curriculum Vitae#

Languages: Arabic, English, French, German (reading, writing, speaking incl.. lecturing), Spanish (reading, speaking), Turkish, Persian (reading)

  • July 1992: University of Freiburg, Germany
    July 13, 1992 - Degree: Habilitation (Islamic Studies: “Islamwissenschaft”), Topic of thesis: “Waqf and Architecture in Ottoman Cairo, 16th and 17th Centuries”
  • 1975-1979 American University in Cairo
    February 28, 1980 - Degree: Master of Arts (Islamic Art and Architecture), Topic of thesis: “Architecture and Topography of North Cairo in the 15th Century”
  • 1966-1972 University of Hamburg, Germany (Major: Islamic studies; 1st Minor: Semitic studies; 2nd Minor: Old Testament)
    December 7, 1972 - Degree: PhD (Dr.phil.), Topic of thesis: “The Copts in Egyptian Society between the Middle of the 19th Century and 1923”
  • 1965-1966 University of Kiel, Germany “Studienkolleg”, i.e. preparatory year for foreign students
    Degree: Admission to German Universities
  • 1952-1964 Lycées Français (Alexandria and Cairo, Egypt)
    Degree: Baccalauréat

  • September 1st, 2000-: Professor of Islamic Art & Archaeology (Nasser D Khalili Chair) SOAS, University of London
  • 1994/95 – 2000: Privatdozentin (Adjunct Professor) for Islamic History & Art University of Munich
  • 1998-1999: Visiting Professor Harvard University Graduate School of Design
  • Summer 1997: Fellowship Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
  • 1995-96: Visiting Professor Freie Universität Berlin, Dept. of Islamic Studies
  • 1993 –1994/95: Privatdozentin (Adjunct Professor) for Islamic Art University of Freiburg
  • 1992-93: Visiting Professor for Islamic Art Universities of Leuven and Gent
  • 1990-91 (academic year): Visiting Professor for Islamic Art Harvard University, Dept. of Fine Arts
  • Summer Semester 1989: Visiting Professor for Islamic Art University of Bamberg
  • Summer Semester 1987: Teaching Islamic Art University of Bamberg
  • February 1980-May 1985: Teaching Islamic Art and Architecture American University in Cairo

International Conferences convened by Prof. Behrens-Abouseif at SOAS
  • 2009 The Arts of the Mamluks
  • 2003 Islamic Art in the 19th Century

  • Member of the Academia Europaea since 2006, section ‘Classic and Oriental Studies’
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Mamluk Studies Review, Chicago
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Mamlukische Beiträge, University of Bonn

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