since 3/2011: Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Utrecht University

2007-2011: Lecturer in Islamic Studies, University of Edinburgh

2006-2007: Adjunct Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity School & Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

2000-2006: AM & PhD, Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University

1997-2000: Islamic Studies, Religious Studies and Law, Tübingen University and Cairo University