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Sophie Schmid

Sophie Schmid

Doctoral Candidate / Research Associate, "Magical Realisms"

Member, Research Area 3: Future Perfect

Sophie Schmid received her B.A. in Islamic Studies and Anthropology from the University of Zurich and her M.A. in Arabic Studies from the Freie Universität Berlin. After working in the fields of political education and consultation in Beirut, Lebanon, and Amman, Jordan, she began working on her PhD thesis in October 2022, funded by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. In October 2023, she joined the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School as well as the Cluster of Excellence Temporal Communities, where she works as a doctoral researcher in the project "Magical Realisms and Speculative Literature (Research Area 3: Future Perfect).

Current research includes an EXC 2020 doctoral research project, Magical Realisms in the Context of Violence in Contemporary Arabic Literature (2023-).