Thomas Brandt Fibiger

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Thomas Brandt Fibiger
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OccupationAssistant Professor

Thomas Brandt Fibiger is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Aarhus University, and also is teaching in Arab and Islamic Studies program.

Education and career[edit | edit source]

  • PhD (2010) in Anthropology from Aarhus University , with a thesis on historicity and political imagination in Bahrain.
  • studied the role of religious authority among the Shiʿa in Kuwait In 2013-2016,
  • academic articles appeared in Middle East Critique (2018),  Journal of Shiʿa Islamic Studies (2015), International Journal of Heritage Studies (2015), Critical Interventions (2014), History and Anthropology (2011), and Social Analysis (2010)
  • worked with Shia in Kuwait, with the role of sectarianism in Bahrain and Kuwait, and currently with the Bahraini Shia diaspora in London and Denmark, within the research project Mediatized Diaspora.

Articles[edit | edit source]

His academic work based On Ashura[edit | edit source]

In one of his articles called  “Ashura in Bahrain: Analyses of an Analytical Event”, he claimed that Ashura is an annual Shi'i ritual commemorating the death of Imam Hussain at the Battle of Karbala in AD 680. He mainly worked on culture of this rituals in Bahrain that has political connotations and variety of activities are hold in this country. In this article,he is mainly discussing different perspectives of people participating in this ritual and he came up with a question about the relationship between his analysis and the event.

Source[edit | edit source]