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ESR 10



Hayat Douhan.JPG

→ Recruited at:

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (Germany)

→ PHD enrolled at:

Philipps-Marburg University (Germany)

→ Title Dissertation:

Islamic authority and knowledge transmission among Moroccan Diaspora in Europe

→ Master Degree in:

Media & Cultural Studies at Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Doha (Qatar), 2016-2018


→ Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Carola Richter

Professor of International Communication at the Free University of Berlin, she researches media systems and protest movements in the Arab world, international reporting and public diplomacy.
→ Co-Supervisor: Prof. Gerard Wiegers

He is full professor of Comparative Religious Studies in the Department of History, European Studies and Religious Studies, and a specialist in the academic study of Islam and the history of the Muslim West and Islam in Europe. He is also co-supervisor of Mohamed El-Moursi (ESR 1).

→ Principal/dissertation supervisor:

Prof. Dr. Carola Richer

Freie University Berlin

→ External Tutor: Montaser Marai

Manager of Media Development, Al Jazeera Media Institute.

The study of (online) activities (online fieldwork) and texts and perform semi-structured interviews, and consider the relations of diasporic communities with Morocco, focusing on the influence in Europe of Moroccan religious authorities.

→ Digital media and social networks

Lena Richter (ESR 2), Rayane Al-Rammal (ESR 3), 

Aleeha Zahra Ali (ESR 11), Zeynep Aydin (ESR 14), 

Mounir Saifi (ESR 15)

→ Moroccans inside/outside Maghrib

Eleonora Landucci (ESR 4)

Links to other projects


→ Center for Near-and Middle-Eastern Studies-Marburg (November 2019)

“Online fieldwork”

→ Al-Jazeera-Qatar (October 2020)

“Online fieldwork”

→ Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Institut d’études de l’Islam et des sociétés du monde musulman - Paris (January 2022)

“Outreach activities”


→ Country


→ Name

Hayat Douhan

→ Contact

Personal information

General information

Expected results



Film: ESR 10 Hayat Douhan



We start this week with the fascinating film of our ESR Hayat Douhan. Hayat’s participation in the MIDA-ENIS summer school is an occasion to explore her research context/population, which is the Moroccan Muslim religious field/community in the diaspora. In her presentation, she tackled the issue of Moroccan Imams in Europe with a focus in Germany.


Great job, Hayat!


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