Professor Johann Buessow

Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Room: GB 2/38
Telephone: +49 (0)234-32-28125


Office hours on Wednesdays 10-11.30 am (in person or online).
Please email me or arrange an appointment with our secretaries (Nicole Gehring or Giselle Milloch)  



Johann Buessow publishes and teaches on the cultural and social history of the societies of West Asia and North Africa in early modern and modern times, as well as on topics of Islamic intellectual history. Since 2018 he has been Professor of Oriental Studies at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. From 2013 to 2018 he was Professor of Islamic History and Culture at the University of Tübingen. Previously, he worked as a research assistant at Orient-Institut Beirut and at the Collaborative Research Center 586 at the University of Halle. He has taught five years at Freie Universität Berlin, where he also obtained a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies in 2011.  

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