Simon Wolfgang Fuchs

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs

Lecturer in Islamic and Middle East Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Fuchs

Simon is a Lecturer in Islamic and Middle East Studies at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He is interested in transnational Islam and how the Islamic scholarly tradition is debated and negotiated in modern and contemporary Muslim societies, in particular in the Middle East and South Asia. Before coming to Freiburg in October 2017, Simon was a Research Fellow in Islamic Studies at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge. He completed his PhD in September 2015 at Princeton University's Department of Near Eastern Studies. His second book, In a Pure Muslim Land. Shiʿism between Pakistan and the Middle East, was published in April 2019 with University of North Carolina Press. Simon is currently working on a book manuscript (under contract with Princeton University Press) which explores the global history and impact of the Iranian Revolution. Simon’s articles have been published in Modern Asian Studies, the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, South Asia, Welt des Islams, and Islamic Law and Society, among others. You can follow him on Twitter at @Simon_W_Fuchs.