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Researching Salafi-jihadi Groups: Using the Example of Boko Haram
Dienstag, 9. Juli 2019, 18:00 bis 20:00
Vortrag von David Cook (Rice University, Houston) „Researching Salafi-jihadi Groups: Using the Example of Boko Haram“
David Cook is associate professor of religion at Rice University specializing in Islam. He did his undergraduate degrees at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2002. His areas of specialization include early Islamic history and development, Muslim apocalyptic literature and movements (classical and contemporary), radical Islam, historical astronomy and Judeo-Arabic literature.
Cook is working on classical Muslim apocalyptic literature, translating the sources, such as Nu`aym b. Hammad al-Marwazi’s Kitab al-fitan, as well as having recently become the co-editor for Edinburgh University Press’ series on Islamic Apocalyptic and Eschatology (with Christian Lange of the University of Utrecht). He is also sponsoring research on Boko Haram’s ideology, working with Ph.D. student Abdul Basit Kassem and Rice University Post-Graduate Fellow Michael Nwankpa on the group’s texts and videos in order to translate them into English.
Vortrag in englischer Sprache
Ort: Campus Westend, Hörsaalzentrum, HZ 14