Current Visiting Fellows
MENA Consultant, British Council
Research Interests: Morocco generally, language and culture,
and the interaction of faiths.
Research at Cambridge: the Moroccan community in Manchester and the trade in silver plate.
Dr Shana Cohen
Stone Ashdown Director, Woolf Institute
Research interests: public services; non-profit organizations; political alienation in North Africa; inequality; comparative values of social justice and social good.
Research at Cambridge: contemporary values and practices of social good and society within Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.
Dr Yousef Meri
Allianz Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies, Ludwig Maximilians-University of Munich
Research interests: medieval Islamic history and civilisation; Jews of Arab lands in pre-modern and modern times; academic study of Muslim-Jewish relations; memory and history; history of religions, ritual studies; pilgrimage, saints and sacred objects in Islam, Judaism and Christianity; sacred space.
Research at Cambridge: a book project on memory among Muslims and Jews in the Islamic World.
Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi
Reader in Politics
University of Westminster
Research at Cambridge: violence; democracy and insecurity.