Jens Georg Fischer, M.A.

Professur für Arabistik und Islamwissenschaft (Prof. Bauer)
Jens Georg Fischer, M.A.

Schlaunstr. 2, Room 371
48143 Münster
T: +49 251 83-24821

  • Research Areas

    • Classical Arabic literature in its social context
    • History and literature of al-Andalus (esp. in the Almoravid period)
    • Christian and Muslim contact in the Iberian Pensinsula (esp. Aljamiado literature)
    • Early Modern Tunisia
    • Poetry in Arabic dialects
  • Doctoral Thesis

    Poetry and politics. Arabic Panegyric Poetry as a Medium of Political Communication in the Post-Seljuk Middle East.

  • CV


    Doctoral studies in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Westphalian Wilhelms-University Münster
    M.A. Islamic and Arabic Studies, Westphalian Wilhelms-University Münster
    Language courses and study abroad at the Université Tunis El Manar, Tunisia
    B.A. Arabic-Islamic Culture and Romance Philology (Spanish), Westphalian Wilhelms-University Münster
    Study abroad (Spanish Philology) at the Universidad de Oviedo, Spain


    Researcher at the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics"
    Research assistant at the Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Westphalian Wilhelms-University Münster
    Student assistant at the Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Westphalian Wilhelms-University Münster
    Internship at the Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
  • Publications

    Research articles (journals)

    • Fischer, Jens G. . „Aljamiado-Literatur als Kontaktphänomen. Die Coplas del Alhichante de Puey Monzón im literaturhistorischen Kontext.“ Islam - Zeitschrift fur Geschichte und Kultur des Islamischen Orients 99, No. 1: 142-186. doi: 10.1515/islam-2022-0007.

    Entries in Encyclopedia (Book Contributions)

  • Talks

    • Fischer, Jens G. (): ‘Should a Sunni poet mourn a Shiite dynasty? ʿUmāra al-Yamanī’s elegy on the Fatimids and its afterlife’. European Academy of Religion, 4th Annual Conference, WWU Münster, .
    • Fischer, Jens G. (): ‘Staying in control: autobiography amongst 12th century Arabic literati’. ENIS/MIDA Online Summer School 2020: Contesting authority: knowledge, power and expressions of selfhood (European Network for Islamic Studies (ENIS) & Innovative Training Network “Mediating Islam in the Digital Age” (MIDA)), Università degli Studi di Catania, .
    • Fischer, Jens G. (): ‘Literary patronage in Almoravid al-Andalus: Ibn Quzmān's networks’. ENIS Spring School 2019: Patronage and Clientelism in the Muslim World (THE EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES (ENIS)), Escuela de Estudios Árabes, Granada, .