Sonja Hegasy

Dr. Sonja Hegasy was born in Leverkusen in 1967. She studied Islamic Studies in Cairo, Bochum, New York, and at the University of Witten/ Herdecke. She finished her Ph.D. in 1996 at the Institute of Political Science at FU Berlin. Until 1998 she was a junior expert with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Cairo. Since then she works as a researcher at the Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin; as off 2008 as one of the Institute’s vice-directors. She is also chairperson of the council »Science und Current Affairs« at the Goethe Institute in Munich.

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