Zentrum für Islamische Theologie

Dr. Amina Nawaz

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Member of the Internationalization Team

Center for Islamic Theology
Silcherstr. 5, 72070 Tübingen
Floor 3, Room 17
 +49 7071 29-76935
amina.nawazspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Office Hours
by appointment


Main research interests

  • Medieval and Early Modern Islamic Spain and the Mediterranean
  • Sixteenth Century Morisco Communities and Aljamiado Texts
  • Interreligious Histories and Muslims in Pluralistic Contexts
  • Islamic Mysticism and Devotional Beliefs and Practices
  • Travel and Travel Narratives
  • Islamic Manuscripts

Short CV

Amina is a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Islamic Doctrine at Center for the Islamic Theology, University of Tuebingen. She completed her PhD in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge in 2016 with a doctoral dissertation which examined the sixteenth century devotional writings of Morisco communities in Spain. Her key findings from this study will comprise a digital humanities project, forthcoming in Oct. 2022, highlighting Muslim communities in European contexts.

Her research interests at the Center also include projects related to developing materials for teaching Islam, (both digital and print), practical and pastoral theology and ‘home’ and ‘belonging’ narratives within Muslim communities both historically and in contemporary contexts.

Publications / Papers / Activities


  • Encyclopaedia Entries

    “Lewis Wallace” (pp. 163 – 175), in Christian-Muslim Relations A Bibliographical History. Volume 18. The Ottoman Empire (1800-1914), Brill, 2021.

  • Book Chapters

    “Mutual Influences of Christian and Muslim Anthropologies in History: A Case Study of Sixteenth Century Morisco Devotions” in Theological Anthropology in Interreligious Perspective, Mohr Siebeck, 2022. 


  • Islamic History and Historiography
  • Islamic Mysticism
  • Travel and Travel Writing
  • Interreligious studies of the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean.
  • Sira (Prophetic Biography)
  • Women and Religion 

Activities at the Center for Islamic Theology