Mustafa Nasar
Assistant / PhD candidate
Mustafa Nasar
Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät
Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Professur Reinkowski

Assistant / PhD candidate

Maiengasse 51
4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 17 05

Mustafa Nasar joined the Near and Middle Eastern Studies Program as a Research Associate on 1st August 2021.

He studied Islamic and Religious Studies at the University of Basel where he also obtained his master's degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science.
From 2019-2020 he worked as an Academic Intern at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in Bern and Islamabad.

Representations of the Ottoman Empire inArab Gulf Historiography

The PhD project focuses on the Arab Gulf states' historiography on the Ottoman Empire. State-produced textbooks which are taught in history classes are at the core of the dissertation. The texts are analyzed with regard to their historical narratives in order to answer the question of how the Gulf monarchies interpret the late Ottoman Empire in the Arabian Peninsula.

Current and Past Courses

Spring term 2024 Der Irakkrieg und seine Folgen für den Nahen Osten

Fall term 2023 Einführung in die islamische Religion und Kultur

Spring term 2023 Einführung in die Geschichte und Gesellschaft des Nahen Ostens

Fall term 2022 Die moderne Geschichte Saudi-Arabiens: 19. – 21. Jahrhundert

Spring term 2022 Einführung in die Geschichte und Gesellschaft des Nahen Ostens

Fall term 2021 Die arabischen Golfstaaten: Geschichte, Gesellschaft und Politik