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Jung, Dietrich

Professor, Middle East Studies

Dietrich Jung is a Professor and Head of Department at the Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark. He holds a MA in Political Science and Islamic Studies, as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Hamburg, Germany and has large field experience in the Muslim world. He has published numerous scholarly articles on causes of war, peace and conflict studies, political Islam, modern Turkey and on conflicts in the Middle East. His articles appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Religious Research Review, European Journal of International Relations, Middle East Critique, Mediterranean Politics, International Journal, Cooperation & Conflict, Dansk Sociologi, Politische Vierteljahresschrift. Prof. Jung published ten monographs and edited books of which the most recent are: Religion, Politics, and Turkey’s EU Accession, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (ed. with Catharina Raudvere, 2008), Orientalists, Islamists and the Global Public Sphere: A Genealogy of the Modern Essentialist Image of Islam, Sheffield: Equinox (2011), and The Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth and Social Activism in the Middle East, together with Marie Juul Petersen and Sara Lei Sparre, New York: Palgrave (2014).

Islamic Studies   
Cultural Studies   
19th-21st Centuries   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
History of Religion   
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PhD1995Political ScienceUniversity of Hamburg
Dietrich Jung

University of Southern Denmark
Center for Middle East Studies
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M