Emmanuelle Stefanidis studied anthropology, history and Arabic in Edinburgh, Paris and Cairo. She recently completed her PhD in Arabic Studies at Sorbonne-Université (2019). Her dissertation examined the elaboration of diachronic readings of the Qur’an in Muslim traditional exegesis and in Euro-American scholarship. Part of this work was published in the Journal of Qur’anic Studies as “The Qur’an Made Linear: A Study of the Geschichte des Qorâns’ Chronological Reordering”. In 2012-2013, she was a contributor to the Qur’an Seminar project directed by Gabriel S. Reynolds and Mehdi Azaiez at the University of Notre Dame. Within the framework of the EuQu project, Emmanuelle is studying the reception of Qur’anic narratives in early modern Europe. Focusing on France, and in particular on the works of Barthélemy d’Herbelot and Antoine Galland, her project traces the emergence of a new literary and philological curiosity for Qur’anic and other "oriental" stories in the Grand siècle.
Watch below on YouTube her project research presentation