Asmaa Soliman

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant

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ESPS1001 History I (Twentieth Century Europe) tutorials.

Office hours: Tues 3-4
Location: Room 3.4, 3rd Floor, 33-35 Torrington Place

Personal Information

Asmaa Soliman has completed her bachelor in Arts & Culture with a specialisation in Media Culture at Maastricht University in 2009. She received her first master in Media Culture with Distinction from Maastricht University in 2010. She finalised her second master in International Politics with Distinction at City University London in 2011. She has joined UCL’s School of European Languages, Culture & Society since 2011 where she is conducting her PHD. Her research topic deals with cultural public visibilities of youths in Germany who relate via different tools like blogging, rapping and poetry to their German Muslim identity. Her first supervisor is Dr Mark Hewitson from UCL, her second supervisor is Professor Tariq Modood from Bristol University and her third supervisor is Professor Schirin Amir-Moazami from Freie Universitaet Berlin.

Asmaa has taught courses in European Social and Political Studies, in Media Culture and in Arts and Culture at UCL as well as at Maastricht University. She has also taught German language for UCL’s German Society. She is a member of UCL’s PHD association Thoughtsforward that organises annual interdisciplinary conferences. She is also involved in several NGOs including the Universal Peace Federation, St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, What’s Up Youth, SOLIYA and the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations.

Research Interests

Asmaa’s research is interdisciplinary covering theories from Political Sciences, Social Sciences and Religious Studies. She works with concepts of integration, multiculturalism, secularism, equality, difference, citizenship, liberalism, public sphere, counterpublics, identity, religion and spirituality.

She is interested in topics related to religion, spirituality, interreligious dialogue and understanding, identity, youth culture, Islam in Europe and political discourses about multiculturalism, citizenship, integration, security, terrorism and religious minorities.