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

Dr. Sarah Holz

Akademischer Werdegang
Dr. Sarah Holz
sarah.holz (at)

Einrichtung (SAP-OrgID)
Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften → Kulturen und Gesellschaften Südasiens
Invalidenstraße 118 , Raum 216
(030) 2093-66058
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Studienberatung MA Moderne Süd- und Südostasienstudien, montags 14-16 Uhr.
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin



Sprechstunde Wintersemesters 2022/23: Montags 14-16 Uhr. Anmeldung via Moodle.


Dr. Sarah Holz vertritt ab dem 24. Mai 2021 Sadia Bajwa als Studienberaterin für den Masterstudiengang Moderne Süd- und Südostasienstudien. Sie ist damit Ansprechpartnerin für alle Studierenden dieses Studienganges.

From 2017 to 2020 I served as DAAD Long Term Guest Professor at the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad/Pakistan. I received my PhD in political science from Freie Universität Berlin where I was also a fellow at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies. I  obtained my Master of Arts in South Asian Area Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London/UK. 

My research interests lie in governance, religion and politics, justice and dispute resolution. In my doctoral research I worked on configurations of the administration and regulation of religion as a category of governance in Pakistan, with a focus on the Council of Islamic Ideology.

My monograph Governance of Islam in Pakistan: An institutional study of the Council of Islamic Ideology was published in September 2022 by Sussex Academic.
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-78976-166-5

Forthcoming in February 2023: Pakistan at Seventy-Five: Identity, Governance and Conflict-Resolution in a Post-Colonial Nation-State. Edited by Andrea Fleschenberg, Sarah Holz and Arslan Waheed. Liverpool University Press. ISBN: 9781789761894

I am part of the faculty team of the working group Researching in Times of a Pandemic: COVID-19 RM Working Group on Asia in a Transregional Perspective and the initiative Negotiating Research Ethics.

Together with my colleagues Dr. Abida Bano (University of Peshawar), Dr. Rosa C. Castillo (IAAW) and PD Dr. Andrea Fleschenberg (IAAW) I am part of the guest editorial team for the special journal issue “Negotiating Research Ethics in Volatile Contexts”, forthcoming with the International Quarterly for Asian Studies in early 2023.


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