Dr Anja van Heelsum

Assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam.

Current research interests

- Islam in Europe (see http://www.eurislam.eu);
- Migration;
- Organisations of immigrants;
- Sterotypes and ethnic identity;
- Somali ‘s, Moroccans and Turks.


For more recent work click here.

Heelsum, A. van & M. Koomen (2016) 'Ascription and identity. Differences between first- and second-generation Moroccans in the way ascription influences religious, national and ethnic group identification'. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42 (2) 277-291 First published online in 2015 with DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2015.1102044

Heelsum, A. van (2014), 'Moroccan associations in the Netherlands: how organisation leaders deal with the stigmatisation of the Moroccan community', in: I. Handzlik & L. Sorokowski (eds.) Found in Multiculturalism. Acceptance or Challenge? Bern/New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

Koomen, M. & A. van Heelsum (2013), ‘The impact of public debates on Muslim representative in Western Europe: the agenda setting function of mass media’, in: M. Kortmann & K. Rosenow-Williams (eds.), Islamic organisations in Europe and the USA, a multidisciplinary Perspective, Besingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp 79-94

Tillie, J., M. Koomen, A. van Heelsum, A. Damstra, EURISLAM Finding a Place for Islam in Europe. Cultural Interactions between Muslim Immigrants and Receiving Societies. Final integrated report. Brussels: EURISLAM. download here

Koomen, M., J. Tillie, A. van Heelsum & S. van Stiphout (2013), ‘Discursive framing and the reproduction of integration in the public sphere: a comparative analysis of France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany’, Ethnicities, 13 (2), 191-208, download here

Heelsum, A. van & B. Garcés-Mascareñas (eds) (2013), Migration and Integration Research; Filling in Penninx’s Heuristic Model, (IMISCOE). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. download here

For Van Heelsum's university webpage, click here.

Last Modified: 29-03-2016