Omar Nasr is a full-time MPhil/PhD student in International History at the LSE. Before coming to LSE, Omar studied History at the University of Vienna and the SOAS University of London. His major interests lie in the history of Muslim communities in Northern and Western Europe, in particular German speaking countries, in the 20th century. Thereby he explores the institutional, intellectual, social, and cultural history of these communities. Aside from his research at LSE, Omar currently works as an interviewer in an Oral History project about Muslims in Austria. He is also employed as a tutor at the University of Vienna where he teaches a course for undergraduate students about academic writing methods for historical research. Prior, he worked as a history educator at the House of Austrian History and as a Research Assistant at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on the Consequences of War. Omar's PhD project is supervised by Dr David Motadel and Professor Marc Baer.
Provisional thesis title
Before ‘Gastarbeiter’: The Institutional, Intellectual and Social History of Muslims in Austria from 1918 to the 1960s