Jasmine Sarah Benhaida
Assistant / PhD candidate
Jasmine Sarah Benhaida
Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät
Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Professur Schläpfer

Assistant / PhD candidate

Maiengasse 51
4056 Basel


Jasmine Benhaida started her PhD at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Basel in February 2021 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Aline Schläpfer. She is part of the SNF funded project Ottoman Afterlife in New Arab States.

She previously studied at the University Bern where she graduated with a Master's degree in Middle Eastern Studies. After graduating she worked at the Forum Islam and Middle East (FINO) and completed an Internship at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs working at the Middle East and North Africa Division.

Scenes of Objection: Female Legal Interactors at the Sharia Court in Al-Salt 1918-1929

Jasmine Benhaida’s dissertation project follows the Ottoman legal legacy through cases negotiated at the Sharia Court of Al-Salt in today’s Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Her research focuses on exploring the various practices of female legal interactors at the Court between 1918 – 1929. By doing so, she engages with the multiple and intersectional silences in the writing and narration of history.