Irene Kirchner

Irene K. F. Kirchner is the Digital Humanities Specialist at the Program in Islamic Law. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in the department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. In her research, she uses digital methods to trace the circulation history of Hadith forgeries and the evolution of Hadith forgeries as a genre of Sunni Hadith literature. In addition to her Magister degree in Literature, Philosophy and Islamic Studies from Tübingen University, Irene obtained graduate training in Natural Language Processing, Advanced Python and the Digital Humanities. She currently serves as the director of the Islamicate Digital Humanities Network which she co-founded in 2018.