Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies
Mirjam Künkler is Assistant Professor in the Department for Near Eastern Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University, New York. Her research interests concern religion-state relations and Islamic thought in 20th century Iran and Indonesia. Mirjam Künkler has edited two books: with Julia Leininger, Zur Rolle von Religion in Demokratisierungsprozessen (On the Role of Religious Actors in Democratization Processes), VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften (2009); and with Alfred Stepan, Indonesia, Islam and Democracy, Columbia University Press, 2013. She has completed a monograph that analyzes the impact of contemporary Islamic thought and social movement activism on the transformation of authoritarian rule in Iran (1989-2005) and Indonesia (1974-1998) that will hopefully appear soon. In her next project, Mirjam Künkler turns to questions around the rule of law, and the transformation of the legal system in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and an edited volume on New Jurisprudential Approaches to the Question of Government in Iran. Künkler is co-PI of the project on "Democratic Governance in the U.S., Europe, and the Muslim World" funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, and co-PI of the Iran Social Science Data Portal funded by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).
September 18 2014, 4:30 PM, Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
September 19 2014,
November 23 2014, By invitation only