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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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Research Output

"Giving to God. Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times" by Amira Mittermaier, University of California Press

Jung, D., 26. Feb 2020, In : Politics, Religion & Ideology. 21, 1, p. 139-141

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewResearch

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

Jung, D. & Abou El Zalaf, A., 9. Mar 2020, Muslim Subjectivities in Global Modernity: Islamic Traditions and the Construction of Modern Muslim Identities. Jung, D. & Sinclair, K. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 75-96 (International Studies in Religion and Society).

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

Introduction: Islamic Modernities and Modern Muslim Subjectivities

Jung, D. & Sinclair, K., 9. Mar 2020, Muslim Subjectivities in Global Modernity: Islamic Traditions and the Construction of Modern Muslim Identities. Jung, D. & Sinclair, K. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 1-10 (International Studies in Religion and Society).

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

"Modernization in the Name of God": Christian Missionaries, Global Modernity, and the Formation of Modern Subjectivities in the Middle East

Jung, D., 10. Feb 2020, Middle East Christianity: Local Practicies, World Societal Entanglements. Stetter, S. & Nabo, M. M. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 69-90 (The Modern Muslim World).

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

Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Theories, Concepts, and First Findings

Jung, D., 3. Sep 2020, Muslim Subjectivities in Global Modernity: Islamic Traditions and the Construction of Modern Muslim Identities. Jung, D. & Sinclair, K. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 11-32 (International Studies in Religion and Society).

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

Activities

Danish-German Middle East and Islamic Workshop 2020

Dietrich Jung (Program committee)
7. Feb 20208. Feb 2020

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

Authors' Workshop "Facing the Facts on Tremulous Grounds: Promises and Challenges of Analysing Social and Political Dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa a Decade after the Arab Uprisings

Dietrich Jung (Participant)
30. Jan 202031. Jan 2020

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

"Researcihing Islam - Social Theory and the Formation of Modern Muslim Subjectivities", Lecture at the Sociology Department of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dietrich Jung (Lecturer)
21. Jan 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lectures, external teaching and course activities at other universities

"The State of the State in the Middle East," Lecture at the Political Science Department, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuala Lumpur

Dietrich Jung (Lecturer)
15. Jan 2020

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

"Islamic Modernism: The Search for Modern Authenticity in an Imaginary Past", Lecture at the University of Nottingham, Culan Tower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dietrich Jung (Lecturer)
14. Jan 2020

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

Press / Media

Islams betydning udvandes i Mellemøsten

Dietrich Jung

03/02/2020

1 Media contribution

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Islams betydning udvandes i Mellemøsten

Dietrich Jung

02/02/2020

1 Media contribution

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"Let's Talk" with George Sharaad on Astro Awani, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dietrich Jung

16/01/2020

1 Media contribution

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Ekspert: Undervurdér ikke truslen

Dietrich Jung

11/10/2019

1 Media contribution

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Ekspert: Undervurdér ikke truslen

Dietrich Jung

11/10/2019

1 Media contribution

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