Sarah Dusend
Head of Research

Sarah Dusend

University of Bonn
Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies
Niebuhrstraße 5
D-53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 / (0)228 / 73 62446

Current Position

Sarah is responsible for the development and 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.


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.


  • since 2010               Doctoral Student in Islamic Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • 2006–2007              Study Abroad, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris
  • 2003–2009              Magister 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
  • 2013–2015               Coordinator of the Bonn International Graduate School – Oriental and Asian Studies
  • 2009–2013               Coordinator of the Bonn Center for Asian Studies

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