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Nushin Atmaca

| Education | Working Experience| Publications |Internships | Additional Qualifications | Scholarships |


Education Top


Magistra Artium degree (1st degree combining what nowadays comprises BA and MA) in Islamic Studies (major), Political Science and Partial Fields of Law (minors) at Free University, Berlin

Oct 2007

Resuming studies of Islamic Studies, Political Science and Law at Free University, Berlin

Sept 2006-
May 2007

Student at the Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL)   Center, University of Alexandria, Egypt

April 2004-
Aug 2006

Student of Islamic Studies, Political Science and Partial            Fields of Law at Free University, Berlin, Germany

Oct 2003-
March 2004

Student of Law at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

June 2003

Abitur (A levels), Hannover, Germany


Working Experience Top

Since Sept 2013

Assistant to the Director, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

Nov 2012-Sept 2013

Research fellow at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

March 2011-Oct 2012

Student assistant at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

July 2008-March 2011

Student assistant at Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Research Centre History of Emotions, Berlin


Publications Top


with Freitag, Ulrike (2014): Innenpolitische und gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen in Saudi-Arabien. In Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ) 64 (46), pp. 12–18.


2012: ‘Article II in the Debate about Constitutional Amendments in 2007’. In Cornelis Hulsman (Ed.): The Sharia as the Main Source of Legislation? The Egyptian Debate on Article II of the Egyptian Constitution. Marburg: Tectum. (Based on Nushin Atmaca (2007): ‘Arguments, Alternatives and Amendments: Article two of the Egyptian Constitution’.)


‘Die neue Mitte? Gegenwärtige Positionen Salman al-‘Audas zur Rolle der Frau, religiösem Extremismus und Gewalt’. In Ulrike Freitag (Ed.): Saudi-Arabien. Ein Königreich im Wandel?. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, pp.165-188.


Internships Top

Jan-Feb 2010

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Amman, Jordan

Sept 2007

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg, Germany

June 2007-July 2007

Center for Arab Western Understanding, Cairo, Egypt

July 2003-Sept 2003

Aische-i-Durani Girls’ School (teaching German and P.E.) and private orphanage ‘Khorasan’, Kabul, Afghanistan

Additional Qualifications Top


German (native); English, Arabic, Dari (fluent); French (good); Turkish (intermediate); Pashto (basic knowledge)

Scholarships Top

Jan-Feb 2010

Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for an internship stay in Jordan


Scholarship by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)