Angelika Neuwirth (born in 1943) is a professor of Quranic studies from Freie University, Berlin, Germany. She studied Islamic studies, semantic studies and classical philology at the Universities of Berlin, Tehran, Göttingen, Jerusalem, and Munich. Neuwirth is also the director of research project Corpus Coranicum. Between 1994 and 1999 she was the director of the German Institute of Oriental Studies in Beirut and Istanbul. She works currently as a professor in Freie University and a visiting professor at the Jordanian University in Amman, and her research focus on Quran, its interpretations, and modern Arabic literature in the Eastern Mediterranean, especially Palestinian poetry and prose related to the Arab-Israeli conflict. She was awarded Sigmund Freud prize for her research on Quran.


    Neuwirth, Angelika (2007). "Orientalism in Oriental Studies? Qur'anic Studies as a Case in Point". Journal of Qur'anic Studies 9 (21): 115–127. doi:10.3366/e1465359108000119.

    Neuwirth, Angelika (2008). "Two Views of History and Human Future: Qur'anic and Biblical Renderings of Divine Promises". Journal of Qur'anic Studies 10 (1): 1–20. doi:10.3366/e1465359109000217.

    Neuwirth, Angelika (2010). Der Koran als Text der Spätantike: Ein europäischer Zugang. Berlin: Insel Verlag. ISBN 9783458710264.

    Neuwirth, Angelika; Sinai, Nicolai; Marx, Michael (2010). The Quran in context: historical and literary investigations into the Quranic milieu. Leiden: Brill. ISBN 9004176888.

    Neuwirth, Angelika (2014). Scripture, Poetry and the Making of a Community: Reading the Qur’an as a Literary Text. Oxford: OUP. ISBN 9780198701644.