Graduate supervision

Mirjam Künkler advises on dissertation research pertaining to issues of Islamic law, constitutionalism, religious authority in Islam, and issues in modern Iranian and Indonesian Studies. She has been an examiner or main advisor of Ph.D. Dissertations on: “The Contentious Politics Of Educational Equity In Iran,” “Symmetry of Interest: Turkish-Iranian Relations since 1979,” “An Institutional History Of The Iranian Construction Jihad: From Inception To Institutionalization (1979-2011),” “Institutionalizing Religion. Islamic Religious Authorities and Support for Democracy in the Middle East,” “The Transformation of Religious Authority of the Ulama and Islamic Law in the Volga-Ural Muslim Community under Russian Imperial Rule,” and “Shi’i Islamism and Gender in Iraq: The life and work of Bint al-Huda in the memory and agenda of Shi’i women’s activism post-2003.”

She has also served as external examiner of Ph.D. Dissertations at Columbia University, the Free University of Berlin, and the European University Institute in Florence.

Her advisees have received prizes such as the Foundation of Iranian Studies Award for the the Best Doctoral Dissertation, the Mehrdad Mashayekhi Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Social Sciences, and prizes for the best theses in Law and Public Affairs, Political Science, as well as Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University.