CMR1900: Middle East and North Africa In 'The team' Eastern EuropeMiddle East and North AfricaWestern EuropeEast, South, South-East Asia and OceaniaAfrica and the AmericasMeet the team Back to 'CMR1900' Professor Lejla Demiri CMR 1900 projectTeam Leader, Middle East and North AfricaSection Editor, Turkish World Lejla Demiri is Professor of Islamic Doctrine at the Centre for Islamic Theology, University of Tübingen. Dr Claire Norton CMR 1900 projectSection Editor, Turkish World Dr Norton is Reader in History at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Dr Reza Pourjavady CMR 1900 projectSection Editor, Persia Dr Pourjavady is currently acting Chair for Oriental Studies at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Previously he was adjunct lecturer in Iranian religion and culture at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Dr Umar Ryad CMR 1900 projectSection Editor, Arab World - Muslim Sources Dr Ryad is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies (hoogleraar Arabistiek en Islamkunde) at the Faculty of Arts of the University of KU Leuven in Belgium. Previously he was an associate professor of Islamic Studies at Utrecht University. Dr Carsten Walbiner CMR 1900 projectSection Editor, Arab World - Christian Sources Carsten Walbiner is currently based in Jerusalem and belongs to the Research Center for the Christian Orient at the Catholic University Eichstaett, Germany.