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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]



Sarah is responsible for the development and the coordination of two MA programs, the development and coordination of the BCDSS PhD program and she coordinates the Heinz Heinen Fellowship Program. She is our Equal Opportunities Representative, too.


  • 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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