NISIS junior members

Al Farabi

PhD candidate at Leiden University. Research project: “Islam, State Law, and Culture: Extra-Judicial Marital Practice among Indonesian Muslims in Bengkulu ( Bengkulen )”. Supervisors: Professor Léon Buskens and Dr. Adriaan Bedner.


Hayat Ahlili

PhD candidate at Leiden University. Provisional title research project: Faithful Protection: The Use of Scripture in Egyptian Amulets (7th – 12th Century CE). Supervisors: Prof. dr. P.M. Sijpesteijn and Prof. dr. J. van der Vliet.


Kholoud Al-Ajarma

PhD candidate at Groningen University. Research project: Mecca in Morocco: Negotiating the Meanings of Hajj in Everyday Life. Supervisors: Dr. Marjo Buitelaar and Prof.dr. Kocku von Stuckrad.


Mohammad Amer

PhD candidate at VU University Amsterdam. Research project: Religion, Recreation, and Devotion: A Comparative Study of the Minhajul Qur'an Movement in the Netherlands and the UK.


Arfiansyah Ahjar

PhD candidate at Leiden University. Research project: Islamic Triangle in Indonesia: The relationship between State Law, Shari’a and Adat Law in contemporary Aceh. Supervisor: Prof. dr. Léon Buskens.


Muhammad As'ad

PhD candidate at Radboud University Nijmegen. Research project: Music, Religion and Ideology in Indonesia: The Study of Habib Syech and Jam'iyah Ahbabul Mustofa in Promoting and Preserving Traditionalist Islam Ideology against Transnational Islam. Supervisors: Prof.dr. Karin van Nieuwkerk and Dr. Carl Sterkens.


Josephine van den Bent

PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam. Research project: The Mongols in Mamluk Eyes: Image- and Identity Formation in the Medieval Middle East. Supervisors: Prof. dr. G. Geltner and Dr. M.L.M. van Berkel.


Ellen van de Bovenkamp

PhD candidate at VU University Amsterdam. Research project: La popularité de Tariq Ramadan au Maroc. Supervisor: Prof. dr. Thijl Sunier.


Claudia Carvalho

PhD candidate at Tilburg University. Research project: The Ritualization of Religious Violence: Jihad and Islamic Terrorism. Supervisors: Professor Herman Beck and Professor Wouter van Beek.


Yağız Cebecioğlu

PhD candidate at VU University Amsterdam. Research project: Knowledge Production and Religious Authority Among Young Muslims in the Netherlands. Supervisors: Prof. dr. Thijl Sunier and Dr. Nico Landman


Marije Coster

PhD candidate at Groningen University. Research project: The representation of Jews and Christians in the Qur’ān. An evidence of interreligious interactions and Islamic self-definition in early Islam.


Lauren Crossland-Marr

PhD candidate at Washington University in St. Louis. Research project: Social Networks and Economic Survival: How Islamic Businesses Make Do in Milan, Italy. Supervisor: Prof. John Bowen.


Sami Al Daghistani

PhD Candidate in Islamic Studies at Leiden University and WWU Münster, currently graduate exchange at the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, Montreal.


Samad Elamraoui

External PhD candidate. Research project: Pure Islam according to “Shaykh al-Islām” Taqī al-Dīn al-Hilālī: A Study of al-fatāwa al-hilāliyya (1963-1987). Supervisor: Professor P.S. van Koningsveld.


Muhammad Latif Fauzi

PhD candidate at Leiden University. Research project: Islam, Law, and Divorce in Java: Public Reasoning and Legal Practices of Taklik Talak. Supervisors: Prof. dr. Léon Buskens and Prof. dr. Adriaan Bedner.


Marcela Garcia Probert

PhD candidate at Leiden University. Research project: Amulets within the context of ziyāra. Based on the Tawfik Canaan Collection of Palestinian Amulets. Supervisor: Prof.dr. P.M. Sijpesteijn.


Marloes Hamelink

PhD candidate at Utrecht University. Research project: Moral practices and the mediation of everyday Islam among Zanzibari women, part of NWO Vidi project “Islam and Multicultural Citizenship: Practical Morality and Pluralism in Muslim Public Spheres”. Supervisors: Prof. dr. Patrick Eisenlohr and Dr. Marie-Louise Glebbeek. 


Nor Ismah

PhD candidate at Leiden University. Research project: Flourishing Female Ulama : Practises, Authorities and Institutions in Indonesia. Supervisors: Prof.dr. Léon Buskens and Dr. Nico Kaptein.


Jamilah

PhD candidate at Radboud University Nijmegen. Research project: Sociological and Religious Behavior of Javanese Society Towards Marriage. Supervisors: Prof. dr. Karin van Nieuwkerk and Dr. Wening Udasmoro


Mahmood Kooria

PhD candidate at Leiden University. Research project: Ocean of Law: Circulation of Islamic legal texts and ideas across the Indian Ocean World. Supervisors: Prof. dr. Jos Gommans and Prof. dr. L.P.H.M. Buskens.