Dr. Mahmoud Jaraba has been researching ethnographically the milieu of Arab-Kurdish extended families (so-called Mḥallamīya) for several years, focusing on the topic of “clan crime” in Germany.
Talks covered by this speaker
Criminal clans, families and structures
Categories covered by Mahmoud
About this Speaker
Mahmoud Jaraba is a Research Fellow at the Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE) and is associated with the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Germany. He has studied Arabic “clans” in Germany, with particular focus on the idea of “paralleljustiz” (parallel justice) and “clan crimes” (Clan-Kriminalität). In his ethnographic fieldwork, he aims to investigate how extended families and the various cultural and religious norms and institutions contribute to “clan crimes”.