Dr. des. Alewtina Schuckmann

Research Assistant

Tel.: +49 69/798-33075
Fax: +49 69/798-33077
E-Mail: schuckmann[at]em.uni-frankfurt.de


Normative Orders Building,
Room: 3.21
Max-Horkheimer-Straße 2
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Focuses of research/ fields of work

Political Anthropology, Anthropology of Religion, Anthropology of Law; Gender hierarchies and the discourse on sexuality, Legal reforms (family law & penal code), Youth in the Arab World, Social Change, New Media

Regional focus

MENA region Morocco

Dissertation project

“Processes of Social Transformation in Morocco – Gender, Media, and Youth” (Thesis)

Research Projects

10/2010–7/2011: "CEDAW on the ground – Transformations of Gender Orders in Syria, Morocco and Palestine". Government funded by “The Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts” (HMWK) (Project coordinator: Prof. Susanne Schröter)

August 2013 to present: “Processes of Social Transformation in Morocco – Gender, Media, and Youth” (dissertation project), external funding by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

List of lectures | Teaching

  • 4/12/2016: “Gender Roles in Islam”, invited lecture at the Grassi Museum, Leipzig. Organised by the University of Leipzig Institute of Oriental Studies
  • 9/03/2014:  “Moroccan Women’s Movement Between International and National Contexts”, presentation at the conference “Horizons of Islamic Theology”, (Panel: Political Participation of Women in the Islamic World. Discourses and Activities), September 1 -5 2014, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 6/05/2014: “Traditional vs. Deviant Gender Models and the Role of Media”, guest lecture at the colloquium, Department of Anthropology, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 12/2017 „Frauen im Konflikt mit patriarchalen Genderordnungen“, Arbeitskreis Gender, Institut für Politikwissenschaft und Soziologie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • 3/2018 „Zwischen Tradition und Emanzipation? Die Rolle der Frau im religiösen Kontext des heutigen Marokko“, Friedrich Naumann-Stiftung, Potsdam
  • 4/2018 „Marokko – Zwischen Repression und Reformpolitik“, Evangelisches Forum Kassel
  • 4/2018 „Gibt es eine islamische Frauenbewegung?“, Soroptimist International Frankfurt


4/2015–8/2015: Seminar: “After the Arabellion - Islam, Media and Youth in North Africa” at the Goethe University Frankfurt

4/2017–8/2017: Pro-Seminar: “Ethnography of Morocco” at the Goethe University Frankfurt


  • 10/2009–12/2009 in Rabat, Morocco
  • 09/2012–08/2013 in Rabat, Morocco (funded by a PhD scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service [DAAD])

Organization of workshops and conferences

7/3/2015: Chaired the panel: “Europe’s Experiences” at the conference: “Islamic Extremism: Prevention and De-radicalization Between Demands and Reality” in Frankfurt

January 5–7 2010: Co-organized the International Conference “The Formation of Normative Orders in the Islamic World”, Goethe University Frankfurt