Amina is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and member of the research group "Reason and Rationality in the Life and Thought of Muslims in Pluralistic Contexts". She completed her PhD in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge in 2015 with a doctoral dissertation which examined the sixteenth century devotional writings of Morisco communities in Spain. As a member of the postdoctoral group, Amina’s research focusses on the ways in which Muslims have historically engaged with law and theology in their written works. Her monograph project examines the legal and theological aspects of Morisco devotional works as case studies by which to reconsider current perceptions of Muslims in ‘minority’ contexts.
As part of her research activities at the Centre, Amina is also working on projects related to Islam in European contexts and the inter-religious history of the medieval and early modern Mediterranean. Her courses at the University of Tübingen include topics in:
- Islamic history
- Islamic beliefs and practices
- Notions of the sacred
- Interreligious histories of the medieval and early modern Mediterranean.
Her contributions to the Centre also include:
- Developing and teaching in the Academic English for Islamic Theologians Programme
- Membership in the Equality Commission