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Moeller, Lena-Maria

Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Research Group on Family and Succession


Born 1984; 2004-2010 Study of Middle East Studies and Law at the University of Hamburg and Columbia University, NY; 2006 Scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); 2009 Visiting Researcher at the Center for Democracy, Toleration and Religion, Columbia University, NY; 2010 M.A. in Middle East Studies and Law (University of Hamburg); 2010-2013 Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law; Winter term 2013/14 Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Middle East Studies, University of Hamburg; 2015 Member of the research initiative ‘The Gulf Family’, Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University in Qatar; Summer term 2016 Visiting Professor of Islamic Law, University of Münster, Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies. Adjunct Professor at the University of Hamburg (2011-2013) and the University of Augsburg (since 2014); April 2014 – April 2016 and again since October 2016 Senior Research Fellow Max Planck Research Group: Changes in God's Law: An Inner Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Laws. 2014 Ph.D. in Law (University of Hamburg); recipient of the doctoral prize from the Faculty of Law at the University of Hamburg and the Otto Hahn Medal 2014.

DISCIPLINE
Law
SUB AREAS
Gulf Studies   
19th-21st Centuries   
Gender/Women's Studies   
Islamic Law   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
All Middle East   
Gulf   
Islamic World   
SPECIALTIES
Private International Law   
Family Law   
Contemporary Muslim jurisdictions   
LANGUAGES
German (Native)   
English (Fluent)   
Arabic (Advanced)   
Persian (Intermediate)   
French (Intermediate)   
EDUCATION
PhD2014LawUniversity of Hamburg
MA2010Middle Eastern StudiesUniversity of Hamburg
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