Sakrani, Raja

Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Recht als Kultur”, Bonn (Germany)


Raja Sakrani is a jurist and a cultural science scholar. Since 2009, she is scientific coordinator at the Käte Hamburger Centre for Advanced Study “Law as Culture” (Bonn) in the development and shaping of which she has been involved from the project planning stage, via fund-raising to implementation. Currently, her research focuses on the reciprocal presence of Islamic traditions in Europe, enlarging the view of how the Other is treated in a complicated normative situation. The understanding of this complexity is achieved through her studies trying to cross the characteristic phenomena of Islamic legal cultures: from the religious socialization of Muslims in Europe, to the legal and extra-legal modalities of conflict resolution, passing through the discourses on narrative memories and crossed collective identities.

She was the co-director of the international and interdisciplinary research project “Convivencia” with the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History at Frankfurt (2015-2018). She has conducted research and teaching activities at the Universities of Paris (Sorbonne), Bonn, Basel and Madrid.

Since 2020, she is member of Pluriel – University Platform for Research on Islam in Europe and Lebanon.