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Head of Research and Study

Sarah Dusend, M.A.

Sarah DusendUniversity of Bonn
Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
Niebuhrstraße 5
53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 / 228 / 73 62446
E-Mail: researchandstudy[at]





  • since 2010Doctoral Student in Islamic Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • 2006–2007Study Abroad, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris
  • 2003–2009Magister Artium, Islamic Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies,
    Political Sciences, and French Language and Literature, University of Bonn, Germany

Academic Positions:

  • since 2015 Research Associate, University of Bonn
  • 2017 Parental Leave
  • 2013–2015Coordinator of the Bonn International Graduate School – Oriental and Asian Studies
  • 2009–2013Coordinator of the Bonn Center for Asian Studies


I currently focus on women's studies and travel writing in the Iranian and Arab world as well as mobility and pilgrimage in Islam. I am furthermore interested in Afghan and Pakistani contemporary historiography, culture of remembrance (Erinnerungskultur) and identity politics.

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