Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asma Nouira

Université Tunis-El Manar

Curriculum VitaeAsma Nouira

Asma Nouira studied at the Faculté de droit et des sciences politiques de Tunisie at the Université Tunis-El Manar, where she received her D.E.A. in 2000 and her Doctorat in political sciences in 2008. From 2003, she worked at the Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, économiques et de gestion at the Université de Jendouba, where she became Maître assistante (Associate Professor) in 2009. From 2009 until 2010, she taught on the topic Islam and Human rights as a guest professor at the master program “Diritti umani e intervento umanitario” at the University of Bologna. Since 2011, Asma Nouira is a Maître assistante at the Faculté de droit et des sciences politiques de Tunisie at the Université Tunis-El Manar.
She is a member of the scientific council of the Center for Maghreb Studies in Tunis (Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis/CEMAT) and received numerous grants and fellowships, inter alia the Loyola University Chicago linkage grant (funded by the U.S. State Department) in 2013 and a research grant by the Arab Research Support Program of the Arab Reform Initiative in 2014.
Professor Nouira’s research focuses on state and religion, history of Islamic institutions, Islamic law, religious dialogue, democratization, human rights, and secularization. From August until September 2014, she was a fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”.

Research Project

Religion et constitution: l'insoluble conflit de culture


Selected Publications

Culture et religion en transition (Ed. by Asma Nouira and Tarek Ben Chaabene), forthcoming in September 2014.
La transition démocratique en Tunisie (Ed. by Asma Nouira, Hamadi Redissi and Abdekader Zghal), 2 vol., Tunis: Diwen Editions 2012.
Réfutation du Wahhabisme: textes orientaux (with Hamadi Redissi), Beirut: Dar Taliaa 2011.
Réfutation du Wahhabisme: cas de l’Occident Musulman (with Hamadi Redissi), Beirut: Dar Taliaa 2008.
Le mufti de la République. La fonction et l’institution, Tunis: Cérès Production 2001.