Dominik Folger

Dominik Folger, M.A.

Teaching and Research Assistant Islamic Studies

Phone: +41 44 634 07 25

Room number: RAA-H-17

dominik.folger@aoi.uzh.ch

Biography

Academic career

  • 08/2021-present: PhD student at the Chair for Islamic and Gender Studies, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, supervised by Prof. Bettina Dennerlein
  • 07/2021: Graduate of the summer program „Gender in Muslim Contexts“ at the Aga Khan University London
  • 2017-2020: Master’s program in Middle Eastern Studies at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 2013-2017: 2-subject bachelor studies in Political Science and Oriental Studies at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Professional career

  • 08/2021-present: Research and teaching assistant at the Chair for Islamic Studies and Gender Studies, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich
  • 2017-2021: Working student at Centerscape GmbH & Co KG with focus on data processing and database management
  • 08/2016-10/2016: Intern at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy Hamburg (IFSH)
  • 2015-2017: Student assistant at the Institute for Oriental Studies at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Research Interests

  • Theories of representation (focus on the political representation of women)
  • Political transitional processes, democratization and gender
  • Legitimacy and narratives of legitimacy

 

Academic Talks

  • "The Making of Women's Political Representation - Processes and Determinants of Shifting Power Dynamics in Tunisia and Morocco", Occuper l'espace public, INLAC Center for Arabic and Islamic Studies Fez, 03.06.2022
  • „Der tunesische Demokratisierungsprozess unter besonderer Berücksichtigung weiblicher Repräsentation – Quo Vadis Tunesien?“, 10-years so-called Arab Spring – a critical reflection, University of Leipzig, online, 27.01.2021
  • "Women and Transition in Tunisia – Measuring the impact of representation“, Workshop „Feminist Perspectives in Peace and Conflict Studies“, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, online, 16.06.2020