Miriam Mueller

Miriam Mueller
2013, 2016-2017, 2018-2019 Former Visiting Fellow and Visiting Graduate Student Fellow Alumni

Dr. Miriam Mueller-Rensch is Interim Professor for Sociology and International Inequality at the University of Applied Sciences of Erfurt, Germany. She holds a Joint Ph.D. in Political Science, International Relations and the Middle East from the Free University of Berlin and the University of Victoria, Canada. Her expertise lies with history, politics and the societies of the Middle East and their relations with "the West" (NATO & EU) with a special focus on security and development. She is interested in terrorist violence, crime, regime change, and migration as effects of war and conflict. Her current research project with the Max-Planck-Institute of Social Anthropology Halle/Germany on "Daesh's (ISIS) alternative mode of governance in Iraq and Syria" combines perspectives of rebel governance and critical terrorism studies with an emphasis on the role of ideologies, religion and identities. Her research includes field work in the region and Europe in French and Arabic (Jordan, Yemen, Germany, France; refugee camps, jails, exile and religious communities).