Mulki Al-Sharmani

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Personal information

Title: 

Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

Birthyear: 
1965

Contact information (private)

Personal email address: 
mulki.al-sharmani@helsinki.fi

Contact information (work)

Work email address: 
mulki@aucegypt.edu

Education

PhD, Department of Anthropology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2005.

MA, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, The American University in Cairo, Egypt, 1998.

RSA Certificate for Overseas Teachers of English Royal Society of Arts and University of Cambridge, UK, 1992.

MA, Department of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, The American University in Cairo, Egypt, 1991.

BA, Department of English Language and Literature, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1987.

Competences

 Islamic Feminism

Egyptian family law, Islamic jurisprudence, and lived realities of marriage. 

Muslim marriage practices and transnational migrant families in Europe.

Somali Refugees in Cairo

Women Refugees

Violence against Street Children

Languages: 

Arabic

English

Somali

Jobs

Work history: 
Docent in Study of Religions and Islamic Studies, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki. 2015 - Present. 

 Academy of Finland Research Fellow at Study of Religion Unit, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, 2013-2018.

Adjunct Lecturer at Study of Religion Unit, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, 2011-2013.

Research Fellow, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, 2010-2011.

Researcher, Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, Neuchậtel University, Neuchậtel, Switzerland, 2005.

Productions and works: 
Men in Charge? Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition. Co-editor (with Ziba Mir-Hosseini and Jana Rumminger). Oxford, UK: Oneworld, 2015. 

Feminist Activism: Women's Rights and Legal Reform, Zed Books, 2013. 

Gender Justice and Legal Reform in Egypt.  The American University in Cairo Press, forthcoming.   

Has tens of articles.

Awards

Awards: 

Academy of Finland Research Fellowship. 2013-2018. 

Workshop Grant, Finnish Learned Societies. 2011. 

Research Fellowship, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki. 2010-2011. 

Research Grant, The Forced Migration and Refugee Studies Program, The American University in Cairo, 2002-2003