Samer El-Karanshawy

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Samer El-Karanshawy
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NationalityEgyption
OccupationProfessor and Author

Samer El-Karanshawy is an Egyptian scholar of social anthropology.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • Social and Cultural Anthropology PhD, University of Oxford, UK , 2013
  • MA in Social Anthropology, Lincoln College, University of Oxford, UK in, 1999
  • BA in Economics, American University in Cairo, with a minor in Sociology, Egypt in, 1993
  • MA in Sociology and Anthropology, American University in Cairo, Egypt in,1996

Academic career[edit | edit source]

  • Participated in the Andrew Carnegie Centennial Course, the American University, Washington DC in April – July 2018
  •  Participated in the Non Resident , The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, the Fletcher School of International Affairs, Tufts University ,2016
  •  Academic Visitor, Middle East Centre, University of Oxford, UK ,2014-2016
  •  Religion Editor, New Middle Eastern Studies,2014 - 2015
  •  Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar 2014 - 2015
  •  Assistant Professor of the Center for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar,2013 - 2015
  •  Coordinator and Lead Founder of the MA program in the Study of Contemporary Muslim Thought and Societies,2011 - 2015
  •  Research Coordinator, Center for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar,2009 - 2013

Publications[edit | edit source]

Academic Experience[edit | edit source]

  • Leader of the design of an MA program.
  • Teaching BA and MA courses.
  • Supervision of MA theses.

Curriculum Development[edit | edit source]

  • Designed and ran the MA in the Study of Contemporary Muslims Societies in collaboration with the Middle East Center, Oxford
  • Designed and hold “The Twelver Shi‛i World” an MA course, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies

His vision toward Ashura and Karbala[edit | edit source]

On 17th of July 2017, the 5th annual Fiqhi workshop at Al-Mahdi , addressing questions relating to the topic of “violence in Shari ͑a and its contemporary implications” was held. He was one of the participants in this workshop, presented his speech by this name “Imam Hussain, the Twelver Creed and the “Resistance”. He claimed that Imam Hussain’s martyrdom at Karbala is at the heart of every strand of Shi‛i political Islam, and often also, its propaganda. The martyred imam’s figure looms large in the Twelver creed. His legacy appears to lend itself to calls of armed “resistance.”

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