Graduation / Academic Degrees

10/2012 University of Toronto, Ph.D. Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (Title of Dissertation: The Struggle for North Africa between Almohads, Ayyubids and Banū Ghāniya (From the Late Twelfth to the Early Thirteenth Century A.D., Thesis Advisor: Dr. Linda S. Northrup.)
2006 American University in Cairo, M.A. Arabic Studies (Title of Dissertation: Relations between the Fatimid Caliphate and the Tribal Peoples of Egypt and North Africa, Thesis Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth M. Sartain)
2004 University of Toronto, B.A. (Honors)

Work Experience

since 7/2017 Postdoctoral Research Grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for an individual project about “Land-Tenure and Agriculture in the Medieval Maghrib from 1000 to 1500”, at Bonn University (July 2017-July 2020)
since 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher at Trier University as part of the DFG- Leibniz Team for the Project “A Contemporary History of Historiography” (Trier, Germany) 2016-2021
2013-2014 Sessional Instructor in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
2012-2013 Research Assistant, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
2007-2009 Research Assistant, University of Toronto, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
2004-2006 Research Assistant, American University in Cairo, Department of Arabic Studies

Bibliography, in preparation

Baadj, Amar S.: Saladin, the Almohads and the Banu Ghaniya: The Contest for North Africa (12th and 13th centuries), Leiden 2015.
Baadj, Amar S.: Saladin and the Ayyubid Campaigns in the Maghrib, in: Al-Qanṭara: Revista de estudios árabes 34 (2013), H. 2,  S. 267–295.
Baadj, Amar S.: The Political Context of the Egyptian Gold Crisis during the Reign of Saladin, in: International Journal of African Historical Studies 47 (2014), H. 1,  S. 117–134.
Baadj, Amar S.: The Term Zawāwa in the Medieval Sources and the Zawāwī Presence in Egypt and Syria during the Ayyubid and Mamluk Periods, in: Conermann, Stephan (Hg.): History and Society during the Mamluk Period (1250–1517): Studies of the Annemarie Schimmel Institute for Advanced Study II, Göttingen 2016,  S. 107–124.