Karen Blixens Plads 16
2300 København S
Since August 2020: Professor of Early Modern History and Religious Cultures, University of Copenhagen
2019 – 2020: Professor of Early Modern Global History, University of Kent
2019 – 2025: Principal Investigator in the ERC Synergy Project ‘The European Qur’an’
2012 – 2019: (Senior) Lecturer in Early Modern Global History, School of History, University of Kent
2013 – 2016: Principal Investigator 'Encounters with the Orient in Early Modern European Scholarship' (EOS), funded by Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA).
2011 – 2014: Funding member and academic Co-ordinator of the Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe, at the Warburg Institute, London.
2008 – 2011: Long-term Frances A. Yates Research Fellow at the Warburg Institute London
2006 – 2008: Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
2012 – 2014: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) at the University of Kent
2001 – 2004: PhD, University of Berne (Switzerland).
1994 – 2001 Licentiate (equivalent to BA/MA) University of Berne in German Literature, Philosophy and Islamic Studies.
1996 Arabic studies in Damascus (Syria) Goethe-Institute in Damas; Arabic Intensive Summer Language Program, University of Damascus.
1989 – 1994 Kantonsschule St. Gallen (Matura Typus B, with Latin)
LANGUAGES: German (native speaker), English, French (fluent), Arabic, Italian, Latin, Spanish (reading / basic conversation)
Professor of Early Modern History and Religious Cultures