Gender in Crisis


  • Ines Braune Arabic Studies (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Saliha Engler
  • Patricia Jannack
  • Angela Krewani



Gender, Crisis, Covid-19, Intersectionality, Representation, Arab World


Ines Braune, Arabic Studies (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Ines Braune
is an assistant professor at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS) at Philipps-University Marburg. She holds a PhD in Arabic Studies from Leipzig University and has a background in media studies. Her current research is on Parkour as a mediatized cultural practice in the Arab world. Her research interests include cultural studies, media, youth and inequalities in the Arab world. She is coeditor of the open access journal Middle East Topics and Arguments (META).

Saliha Engler

Saliha Engler
is a student of Political Science and Near and Middle Eastern Studies and is currently obtaining her master’s degree at Philipps-University Marburg. She holds a BA in Political Science and History from the University of Düsseldorf, where she conducted research on (post-) colonial Cameroon. During her time in Marburg, she has been engaged as a student assistant at META. Her research interests include Critical Theory on Political Economy, Militarization, and Intersectional Feminist perspectives in the context of Syria, Kurdistan-Iraq and the Gulf region.

Patricia Jannack

Patricia Jannack
is a bachelor student and a research assistant for the META Journal at the CNMS in Marburg. Her studies focus on the Politics of the MENA region and Arabic Studies, particularly on postcolonialism, class, race and gender in international relations. In 2018-2019 Patricia studied Arabic at the ʿAin Shams University and Political Science at the Cairo University in Egypt. She holds a full scholarship of the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation. Patricia Jannack is about to start her Master in International Relations at the Central European University in Vienna.

Angela Krewani

Angela Krewani
is professor for Media Studies at Marburg University. Her PhD dissertation was dedicated to American female artists in Paris within the 1920s. After this she turned to Media Studies where she completed her Post doctoral degree with a book on hybrid forms within television and digital media. Her current research interests are media art, the theory of digital media and submarine worlds. Her current publications are on media art (2016) media authorships (2020) and media and mapping structures in the MENA region (2020).





Braune, I., S. Engler, P. Jannack, und A. Krewani. „Gender in Crisis“. Middle East - Topics & Arguments, Bd. 14, Juli 2020, S. 05-13, doi:10.17192/meta.2020.14.8275.