Beatrice Gründler is professor of Arabic studies at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin. Following her studies and doctorate in Strasbourg, Tübingen, and Harvard, she first taught at Dartmouth College and then, from 1996 to 2014, at Yale University. In 2014 she returned to Germany and since then has taught and conducted research at the FU Berlin. Beatrice Gründler is the principal investigator at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies and the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, where she heads the project for a multilingual edition of Aristotle’s Poetics. Gründler is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dahlem Humanities Center at the FU Berlin. She has been awarded numerous prizes, amongst others the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), both in 2017.
As of January 2019