Advisory Board

A renowned board of internationally recognized scholars provides BaFID with advice and support. The members will meet once a year via Zoom. Chairman of the board is FAU President Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger.

Members of the Advisory Board are:

  • Prof. Dr. Asma Afsaruddin, Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington
  • Prof. Dr. Anna Ayşe Akasoy, Professor of Islamic Intellectual History, Graduate Center, City University of New York 
  • Dr. Clare Amos, Director and Trustee, The Jerusalem and the Middle East Church Association
  • Prof. Dr. Nader El-Bizri, Professor of Philosophy and Civilization Studies at the American University of Beirut
  • Prof. Dr. Aryeh Botwinick, Professor of Religion and Jewish Studies, Religion Department, Temple University
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Lejla Demiri, Professor of Islamic Theology, Center for Islamic Theology, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
  • Prof. Dr. Carlos Fraenkel, James McGill Professor, Departments of Philosophy and Jewish Studies, McGill University  
  • Prof. Dr. Sylvie Anne Goldberg, Director (Directrice d’études) Centre de recherches historiques und Centre d’études juives, École des hautes études en sciences sociales
  • Prof. Dr. Jens Kreinath, Associate Professor Department of Anthropology, Wichita State University
  • Prof. Dr. Suleiman Mourad, Professor of Religion, Smith College
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriel Said Reynolds, Jerome J. Crowley and Rosaleen G. Crowley Professor of Theology, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame  
  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Schmidtke, Professor of Islamic Intellectual History, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • Sen. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Stefan Schreiner, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
  • Prof. Dr. Ken Seeskin, Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor Emeritus of Jewish Civilization, Department of Religious Studies, Northwestern University
  • Prof. Dr. David Thomas, Emeritus Professor of Christianity and Islam,  Nadir Dinshaw Professor of Interreligious Relations, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham