Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten



Isabel Schatzschneider

research fellow "The Maghreb in Transition"


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Isabel Schatzschneider is a researcher and an activist in food ethics, environmental ethics, and Islamic ethics. She has achieved her BA in Philosophy (London Metropolitan University), MA in Islamic Cultures and Societies (SOAS, London) and MA in Islamic Studies (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich). In 2011 Schatzschneider joined as a researcher CILE (Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics) in Qatar. Later in 2013, she started to work for a well known NGO, Schweisfurth Foundation, in Munich. Schweisfurth Foundation is actively engaged in sustainability, food security and animal welfare. Here she has significantly contributed with her research on the German Halal market. In 2014 she started working as an academic researcher on politics and media in the Middle East at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. She is also a member of the foreign exchange program “The Maghreb in Transition: Media, Knowledge & Power”.

Currently, she has a Ph.D. research position on the topic “Animal Welfare in Islamic Law” at Schweisfurth Foundation and LMU University. She is currently also finishing her degree in Law at LMU Munich. Schatzschneider has published a number of articles covering areas such as Islamic law, ethics, food and environmental ethics, animal welfare and the global halal food market.


current project: "Reading Taha Abderrahmane from a Postcolonial Perspective"