Dietrich Jung

Political Science and Islamic Studies

20082019
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I have degrees in Political Science and Islamic Studies, as well as a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg, Germany. My main field of research is the modernization of the Muslim world in applying theories of world society, historical political sociology, and the sociology of knowledge. Many stays in Muslim countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East have accompanied this research. In thematic terms, I have conducted studies on the relationship between Islam and politics, Islamic Reform, the evolution of the discipline of Islamic Studies, modern state formation, as well as on war and conflict in the Middle East. This research has been partly funded by grants from Carlsberg Foundation, Danish Social Science Research Council, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and the German Academic Exchange Service. My current research program ”The Modern Muslim Subjectivities Project” received funding from the Danish Council for Independent Research and from VELUX Foundation. Between August 2013 and December 2017, I have been a partner at the Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts (CRIC; cric.ku.dk), funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research. Since 2012, I have been the editor of the book series ”The Modern Muslim World” at Palgrave MacMillan, New York. 

 

During my career I hold Fellowships and Visiting Professorships at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria; Political Science Department, University of the Bundeswehr, Munich; Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton; IR Department of Bilkent University, Ankara; Green College, University of British Columbia; Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore and the International Islamic University Malaysia. Since September 2018, I have been the academic coordinator (PI) of the Human Health Project at University of Southern Denmark. My most recent books are Orientalists, Islamists and the Global Public Sphere: A Genealogy of the Modern Essentialist Image of Islam, Sheffield: Equinox (2011); The Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth and Social Activism in the Middle East, together with Marie Juul Petersen and Sara Lei Sparre, New York: Palgrave (2014); The Levant in Turmoil: Syria, Palestine, and the Transformation of Middle Eastern Politics, together with Martin Beck and Peter Seeberg, New York: Palgrave (2016); Muslim History and Social Theory: A Global Sociology of Modernity, New York: Palgrave (2017); Modern Subjectivities in World Society. Global Structures and Local Practices, edited together with Stephan Stetter, London: Palgrave MacMillan (2018).


For more information about my academic work and career, please see my CV.

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Islam Arts & Humanities
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Research Output 2008 2019

Foreign Fighters: Violence and Modern Subjectivity

Jung, D., 23. May 2019, Resolving International Conflict: Dynamics of Escalation, Continuation and Transformation. Bramsen, I., Poder, P. & wæver, O. (eds.). Routledge, p. 117-132 (Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Hasan Al-Banna and the Modern Muslim Self: Subjectivity Formation and the Search for an Islamic Order in Early 20th-Century Egypt

Jung, D. & Abou El Zalaf, A., 21. Jun 2019, In : Numen. 66, 4, p. 381-402

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Egypt
Subjectivity
Muslims
Brotherhood
Modernity

Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Religion and Multiple Modernities within Islam

Jung, D., 21. Jun 2019, In : Numen. 66, 4, p. 339-359

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Multiple Modernities
Subjectivity
Muslims
Religion
Islam

Preface: Modern Muslim Subjectivity Formation

Jung, D. & Sinclair, K., 28. Jun 2019, In : Numen. 66, 4, p. 333-338

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearchpeer-review

Kan islam og modernitet forenes? (Baggrund - Fokus)

Jung, D., 26. Aug 2018, In : Baggrund - online tidsskrift for kulturvidenskab. 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

Open Access

Activities 2009 2019

26th DAVO Congress, Hamburg, Germany, Meeting of the board and scientific advisory board of the DAVO (Event)

Dietrich Jung (Member)
3. Oct 2019

Activity: MembershipBoard duties in companies, associations, or public organisations

Western Modernity of Social Emergence? Replacing historical narratives by social theory, frokostforedrag, institut for historie, SDU

Dietrich Jung (Lecturer)
18. Sep 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Narrative Medicine in Denmark

Dietrich Jung (Participant)
12. Sep 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Human Health, Meeting of Program Directors

Dietrich Jung (Participant)
9. Sep 2019

Activity: Other activitiesOther

Press / Media

Ekspert: Undervurdér ikke truslen

Dietrich Jung

11/10/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ekspert: Undervurder ikke Erdogans trussel om flygtninge til EU

Dietrich Jung

11/10/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ekspert: Undervurdér ikke truslen

Dietrich Jung

11/10/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ekspert: Undervurdér ikke truslen

Dietrich Jung

11/10/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ekspert: Undervurder ikke Erdogans trussel om flygtninge til EU

Dietrich Jung

10/10/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media