Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Dr. Julten Abdelhalim

Dr. Julten Abdelhalim
julten.abdelhalim (at)

Dr. Julten Abdelhalim

Post Doctoral Fellow

Fax: +49 (0)30 2093 - 66066
Office: Invalidenstr. 118, Room 115


Educational Background

  • (2013) Ph.D. in Political Science, the University of Heidelberg, Germany (magnua cum laude)
  • (2009) Global Studies Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg (Germany), with the cooperation of University of KwaZulu Natal (Durban, South Africa) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India).
  • (2006) B.A. in Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt.

Research Interests

Citizenship studies, youth and politics, comparative politics of Egypt and India, Islamic political thought, Gulf migration.



  • (2018) Marks, M. & Abdelhalim, J.: Introduction: Identity, risk and moral dilemmas in conducting research in ‘risky’ environments, Contemporary Social Science, 13:3-4, 305-322.
  • (2018) Accommodating fieldwork to irreconcilable equations of citizenship, authoritarianism, poverty and fear in Egypt, Contemporary Social Science, 13:3-4, 397-411.
  • (2017) Reviving Islam: Neo-Salafism traversing Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Northeast African Studies, vol.17 no.1, 51-76.
  • (2015) The Egyptian Case: Can Subjects Become Citizens? Transcience, vol.6 issue 1, 60-68.
  • (2015). Muslim Citizens versus Citizen Muslims: A Study of Discursive Strategies in Contemporary India. In Koenig and Chaudhuri (eds.) Politics of the Other in India and China: Western Concepts in Non-Western Contexts. London: Routledge, 48-60.
  • (2015) Indian Muslims and Citizenship: Spaces for Jihad in Everyday Life. London: Routledge
  • (2013) Paradoxes of Pardah and agency among Muslim women in Kerala, Urban People/Lidé Města, vol.15 no.2, 237-256.
  • (2013) ISO Certified Pardahs and agency mechanisms among Muslim women in Kerala, The South Asianist, vol.2 no.2, pp.10-27.
  • (2012) Being a Governed Muslim in a Non-Muslim State: Indian Muslims and Citizenship, Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics, No.67, April 2012.
  • (2011) Tanaqudaat al-nahda wa nahdat al-tanaqudaat-Alhind Namuthagan (The Paradoxes of Renaissance and the Renaissance of Paradoxes: India as a Model). In Heba Raouf (ed.) Mashrou’ An-nuhood al-hadari wa namathigih al-tatbiqiyyah (The Project of Civilizational Revival and its Empirical Applications). Cairo & Khartoum: The Civilization Center for Political Studies and the Renaissance and Civilizational Communication Forum (In Arabic).
  • (2010) Cosmopolitanism and the Right to be Legal: The Practical Poverty of Concepts, Transcience, vol.1 issue 1, 63-86.
  • (2005) Abdelhalim, Julten and Abdelal, Rana (eds.), Egyptian Political Parties. Cairo, Friedrich Naumann foundation.