Noureddine Wenger

Noureddine Wenger, M.A.
Assistant European Global Studies
Institute for European Global Studies,
University of Basel
Riehenstrasse 154
CH-4058 Basel
Office 01.003

Tel: +41 (0)61 207 48 78

Global knowledge production


Global conceptual debates in the fields of sociology and philosophy (with a particular emphasis on the various calls for the "decolonization", "indigenization" or "Islamization" of these disciplines)


Intellectual entanglements between Europe and the Arab World

  • Orientalism, Occidentalism, and the politics of imagining the "other"
  • History of sociology in the Arab world
  • Scholarly engagement with (European) "postmodernism" in the Arab world 


Modern Arab thought

  • Modern and contemporary intellectual debates in the Arab world
  • History of socialism, communism, and Marxism in the Arab world
  • History of "postmodern" and "postcolonial" thought in the Arab world

Since December 2019: Assistant for European Global Studies at the Institute for European Global Studies, University of Basel

2016-2019: Student assistant at the Office for Diversity, University of Basel

2014-2019: M.A. in Sociology and Near and Middle Eastern Studies (University of Basel), title of master thesis: «Soziologie in arabischen Ländern: Einblicke in die Geschichte und Gegenwart einer Disziplin»

2013-2016: Student Assistant at Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Basel

2009-2014: B.A. in Sociology and Near and Middle Eastern Studies (“Islamwissenschaft”) (University of Basel), title of bachelor thesis: “Von der Zukünftigkeit der Gegenwart zur Gegenwärtigkeit der Zukunft: Eine Analyse der Zeitvorstellungen Paul Virilios”