Editorial Team

Editorial Team

The current META team comprises scholars from Marburg and abroad. META has an editorial board that is responsible for strategic decisions (e.g. issue themes) and safeguards the progress of the project ("milestones"). Two sections, Off-Topic and Book Review, are led by members of the editorial board as well. Each issue has responsible issue editors who call for abstracts, provide final editorial decisions on submissions, and are in charge of the overall "look" of an issue. The META team can also build upon a DFG-funded managing editor and a software developer. All three editorial components – editorial board, issue editors, and managing editor – work together closely throughout the whole publishing process. Furthermore, META is supported by two assistant editors, a pool of proofreaders and reviewers, and a graphic design team without whom this project would not exist. Lastly, META can draw from an advisory board consisting of scholars committed to the idea of META and supporting us as referees and on more strategic questions about the journal's direction.

Editorial Board

Review Section

  • Christian Junge

Contact: reviews@meta-journal.net

Off Topic Section

  • Ines Braune

Contact: offtopic@meta-journal.net

Managing Editor

  • Alena Strohmaier

Contact: mail@meta-journal.net

Software Developer

Assistant Editors

  • Sarah Best, International Development Studies (Marburg)
  • Stefanie Grolig, Middle Eastern Politics and Economics (Marburg)

Graphic design team

Via Grafik

Former Members

  • Alexa Bartelmus, Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  • Johanna von Borstel, Middle East Economics
  • Andrea Fischer-Tahir, Social Anthropology
  • Giulia Grassi, Semitic Studies
  • Jens Heibach, Middle Eastern Politics
  • Carsten Hoffmann, Semitic Studies
  • Georg Leube, Islamic Studies
  • Maike Neufend, Islamic Studies/Sociology
  • Christian Neugebauer, Middle East Economics
  • Charlotte Pardey, Arabic Studies
  • Karolin Sengebusch, Middle Eastern Politics
  • Stefan Schulte, Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  • Katrin Sold, Middle Eastern Politics
  • Ali Sonay, Middle Eastern Politics
  • Alena Strohmaier, Media Studies

Advisory Board

  • Michael Allan, Comparative Literature, University of Oregon, United States
  • Asef Bayat, Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
  • Claudia Derichs, Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Ghassan Dibeh, Economics, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
  • Mohammad Reza Farzanegan, Middle East Economics, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • Albrecht Fuess, Islamic Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • Hassan Hakimian, Economics, SOAS, University of London, and London Middle East Institute, United Kingdom
  • Sari Hanafi, Sociology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Jan-Peter Hartung, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • Hani Hayajneh, Archaeology and Anthropology, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
  • Anika Oettler, Sociology, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • Rachid Ouaissa, Middle Eastern Politics, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • Friederike Pannewick, Arabic Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • Malak Rouchdy, Sociology, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • Walter Sommerfeld, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • Leslie Tramontini, Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • Stefan Weninger, Semitic Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
  • Christoph Werner, Iranian Studies, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany

Issue editors

Issue #1 The Intellectual

  • Yvonne Albers, Arabic Studies
  • Maike Neufend, Islamic Studies, Sociology
  • Jens Heibach, Middle Eastern Politics
  • Stefan Schulte, Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  • Karolin Sengebusch, Middle Eastern Politics

Issue #2 Middle Class

  • Karolin Sengebusch, Middle Eastern Politics
  • Ali Sonay, Middle Eastern Politics
  • Alena Strohmaier, Film and Media Studies

Issue #3 Cultural Heritage

  • Alexa Bartelmus, Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  • Giulia Grassi, Semitic Studies

Issue #4 Area Studies

  • Ines Braune, Arabic Studies
  • Achim Rohde, Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Politics

Issue #5 Periphery

  • Andrea Fischer-Tahir, Social Anthropology
  • Dimitris Soudias, Middle Eastern Politics

Issue #6 The Rebel

  • Felix Lang, Arabic und Social Anthropology
  • Malcolm Théoleyre, History of the Middle East

Issue #7 Culture

  • Pierre Hecker, Islamic Studies
  • Igor Johannsen, Cultural Studies

Issue #8 Iconography

  • Perrine Lachenal, Anthropology
  • Georg Leube, Islamic Studies

Issue #9 Youth

  • Christoph H. Schwarz, Sociology
  • Anika Oettler, Sociology

Issue #10 Infrastructure

  • Amina Nolte, Sociology
  • Ezgican Özdemir, Sociology

Issue #11 Trauma

  • Stephan Milich, Arabic Studies
  • Lamia Moghnieh, Arabic Studies

Issue #12 Urban Development

  • Christian Steiner, Human Geography
  • Steffen Wippel, Economics and Islamic studies

Issue #13 Contacts

  • Vera Tsukanova, Semitic Studies
  • Evgeniya Prusskaya, History