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Aline Schlaepfer

Aline Schlaepfer holds a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Geneva, where she has been teaching as maître-assistante since 2012. Between 2008 and 2009, she was a visiting research student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. A postdoctoral fellowship with the Swiss National Science Foundation from 2015 to 2017 brought her to Lebanon, where she was a visiting fellow at the American University of Beirut as well as to the Department of Near Eastern Studies in Princeton. In her first book Les intellectuels juifs de Bagdad: Discours et allégeances (1908-1951) (Brill, 2016), Aline Schlaepfer examines from a historical perspective the intellectual and literary activities of Jews in Baghdad from the Young Turk Revolution until their departure en masse in 1951. In her articles and book chapters, she also deals with the implementation of the concept of “minority” (aqalliyya) in the modern Middle East and the memory of the Ottomans in the Arab Middle East.

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