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

Contact: reviews@meta-journal.net

Off Topic Section

Contact: offtopic@meta-journal.net

Managing Editor

  • Alena Strohmaier, Film and Media Studies (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Software Developer

  • Markus Hermann, (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Assistant Editors

  • Sarah Best, International Development Studies (Philipps-Universität Marburg), Germany
  • Andrea Peter, Peace and Conflict Studies (Philipps-Universität Marburg), Germany

Graphic design team

Via Grafik

Former Members

  • Dr. Alexa Bartelmus, Ancient Near Eastern Studies (LMU München)
  • Johanna von Borstel, Middle East Economics
  • Dr. Andrea Fischer-Tahir, Social Anthropology (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Dr. Giulia Grassi, Semitic Studies (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
  • Dr. Jens Heibach, Middle Eastern Politics (German Institute for Global and Area Studies Hamburg)
  • Christian Neugebauer, Middle East Economics (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Dr. Charlotte Pardey, Arabic Studies (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Dr. Karolin Sengebusch, Middle Eastern Politics (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Stefan Schulte, Ancient Near Eastern Studies (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Dr. Ali Sonay, Middle Eastern Politics (University of Cambridge)

Advisory Board

Issue editors

Issue #1

  • Yvonne Albers, Arabic Studies (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Maike Neufend, Islamic Studies, Sociology (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Jens Heibach, Middle Eastern Politics (German Institute for Global and Area Studies Hamburg)
  • Stefan Schulte, Ancient Near Eastern Studies (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Karolin Sengebusch, Middle Eastern Politics (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Issue #2

  • Karolin Sengebusch, Middle Eastern Politics (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Ali Sonay, Middle Eastern Politics (University of Cambridge)
  • Alena Strohmaier, Film and Media Studies (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Issue #3

  • Alexa Bartelmus, Ancient Near Eastern Studies (LMU München)
  • Giulia Grassi, Semitic Studies (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

Issue #4

  • Ines Braune, Arabic Studies (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Achim Rohde, Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Politics (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Issue #5

  • Andrea Fischer-Tahir, Social Anthropology (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Dimitris Soudias, Middle Eastern Politics (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Issue #6

  • Felix Lang, Arabic und Social Anthropology (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Malcolm Théoleyre, History of the Middle East

Issue #7

  • Pierre Hecker, Islamic Studies (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Igor Johannsen, Marburg University, Research Network "Re-Configurations"

Issue #8

  • Perrine Lachenal, Anthropology (Philipps-Universität Marburg), France
  • Dr. Georg Leube, Islamic Studies (University of Bayreuth)

Issue #9

  • Christoph H. Schwarz, Sociology (Philipps-Universität Marburg), Germany
  • Anika Oettler, Sociology (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Issue #10

  • Amina Nolte, Sociology (Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen), Germany
  • Ezgican Özdemir, Sociology (Central European University, Budapest), Hungary

Issue #11

  • Stephan Milich, Arabic Studies (Universität zu Köln), Germany
  • Lamia Moghnieh, Arabic Studies (American University Beirut), Lebanon