Dörthe EngelckePosted on September 10, 2014
Dörthe Engelcke is finalizing her DPhil at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Her dissertation examines reform processes in Arab monarchies with specific focus on Islamic family law reform in Morocco and Jordan. It brings together the study of authoritarianism, legal reform, and gender and is based on 11 months of research in Morocco and Jordan. Prior to coming to Oxford she completed an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London (SOAS). She also studied Middle Eastern Studies, law, and psychology at the University of Hamburg in Germany and at INALCO in Paris. During her PhD, Dörthe has taught Middle East Politics at Oxford, and was a visiting fellow at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg.
In addition to her PhD, Dörthe’s ongoing research examines party identification in the MENA and custody regulations. She most recently published on Moroccan Islamists in the Arab Spring, and is a contributor to the forthcoming Brill Encyclopedia of Law and Religion. She is currently also working on a project that traces the concept of the best interest of the child in the legal system of Jordan which is part of a wider project organized and coordinated by the Max Planck Working Group on Child Law in Muslim Countries.
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