Prof. Dr. Schirin Amir-Moazami


I am a Political Scientist and Sociologist by training and hold a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. I currently work as a Professor of Islam in Europe at the Institute of Islamic Studies at FU Berlin. My research, teaching and writing focuses on Islam and Muslims in European public spheres, politics of knowledge production and epistemic frameworks and on questions related to body politics. I investigate these research areas mainly from a critical secular studies and critical theory lens.

Research interests
Islam in Europe; Politics of Knowledge Production; Critical Secular Studies; Post- and Decolonial Approaches
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Selected Publications

  • Amir-Moazami, Schirin, ed. 2018. Der inspizierte Muslim. Zur Politisierung der Islamforschung in Europa. Bielefeld: Transcript.
  • Amir-Moazami, Schirin. 2020. “Minorities: Empirical and Political-Theoretical Reflections on a Cunning Concept.”, in The Sage Handbook of Political Science, edited by Dirk-Berg Schlosser, Bertrand Badie and Leonardo Morlino, 1514-1529. London: Sage.
  • Amir-Moazami, Schirin. 2021 (in Press). Interrogating Muslims. The liberal-secular Matrix of Integration, London and  Bloomsbury, London, Oxford, New York, New Delhi, Sidney.


Introduction: Memory Politics and "Minority Management" by Dr. Hannah Tzuberi and Prof. Dr. Schirin Amir-Moazami
"Minority" is first and foremost a relational term, enabled and defined by structures and relations of power.
...integration in Western Europe. in: The British Journal of Sociology, May 2022