Amir Hamid studied Anthropology, Arabic Language and Literature and Information Technology in Zurich (Switzerland) and Khartoum (Sudan), during which he conducted extensive field research in Tanzania, Sudan, Egypt and Qatar. In 2010 he completed his Master degree on “Islamic Knowledge and the re-Orientalization of Muslim society in Contemporary Islamist Discourse”. Being a research fellow at the Institute of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at LMU Munich, he is currently pursuing a PhD at URPP Asia and Europe of the University of Zurich. In his research, entitled “On Bodies, Books and Hypertext: Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī and the Mediation of Islamic Norms on Gender and Religious Violence in the Transnational Arab Public Sphere”, he pursues the re-configuration of Islamic Normativity in the context of mediatisation and transnationalisation processes, particularly focusing on norms of gender and violence. His research interests include religion and media, the public sphere, Islamic Law and legal pluralism, the Anthropology of knowledge and science, gender, power and subjectivity.