Moshfegh, David

P.h.D. in the History, University of California- Berkeley (US)

David Moshfegh’s Ph.D. dissertation was in European intellectual history has focused on the intersection of the histories of academic disciplines, Orientalism and imperialism. His dissertation,”From Kulturpolitik to Jihad: The Rise of Islamwissenschaft and German Orientalism in the Era of WWI”, examines the emergence of a new Islamicist discipline in German Orientalist scholarship in the closing decades of the nineteenth century and tracks the field’s development through the ‘Jihad debate’ within it during World War I.

Foundations of Modernity