Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Mohamed A. H. Ahmed



Guest Scholar at the Seminar for Semitic and Arabic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation


  • 2009–2016 at the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture initially as a Visiting Scholar, funded by the DAAD, since 2012 as a Doctoral Candidate


Completed Dissertation

Arabic Use of the Iraqi Jewish Novelists. A Stylistic Analysis of Selected Early and Late Hebrew Novels


Selected Publications

Two Languages, One Text. Cultural Translation in Iraqi Jewish Fiction, in: Arndt Engelhardt/Lutz Fiedler/Elisabeth Gallas/Philipp Graf/Natasha Gordinsky (eds.), Ein Paradigma der Moderne. Jüdische Geschichte in Schlüsselbegriffen. Festschrift für Dan Diner zum 70. Geburtstag, Göttingen/Bristol, Conn., 2016, 221–235.


Hebrew and Arabic in Contact. Deviation and Interference in Iraqi Jewish Fiction, in: Miscelánea de Estudios Árabes y Hebraicos. Sección Hebreo 63 (2014), 11–25.


Moving From East to East. Coding Arabic Place Names in Iraqi Jewish Fiction, in: Online Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association.