Dr Joas Wagemakers

Assistant professor at Utrecht University.

Current research interests

- The (intellectual history of the) Muslim Brotherhood and quietist/political Salafis in Jordan;
- Salafi ideology and theology;
- Islamist ideology and Islamist movements in the Middle East;
- The reception of the Arab Spring by radical Muslim ideologues;
- Political theory and philosophy in the writings of modern Muslim thinkers;
- The religious-scholarly debate on gender-mixing in Saudi Arabia.

Dr Joas Wagemakers is a regular blogger at www.jihadica.com


2015 Islam in verandering: Vroomheid en vertier onder moslims binnen en buiten Nederland [ The Dynamics of Islam: Piety and Fun among Muslims in the Netherlands and Elsewhere], Almere: Parthenon [co-edited, with Martijn de Koning]

2014 Salafisme: Utopische idealen in een weerbarstige praktijk [ Salafism: Utopian Ideals in a Stubborn Reality], Almere: Parthenon [co-written, with Martijn de Koning & Carmen Becker]

2013 Special Theme Issue: Transnational Jihad Ideologues of Palestinian Origin, Die Welt des Islams, vol. 53, nos. 3-4 [co-edited, with Thomas Hegghammer]

2012 A Quietist Jihadi: The Ideology and Influence of Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, Cambridge etc.:Cambridge University Press

2011 The Transmission and Dynamics of the Textual Sources of Islam: Essays in Honour of Harald Motzki, Leiden: Brill [co-edited, with Nicolet Boekhoff-van der Voort & Kees Versteegh]

Articles in international peer-reviewed journals
2015 “The Concept of Bay‘a in the Islamic State’s Ideology”, Perspectives on Terrorism, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 98-106

2014 “A Terrorist Organization that Never Was: The Story of the Jordanian ‘Bay‘at al-Imam’ Group”, Middle East Journal, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 59-75

2013a “The Palestine Effect: The Role of Palestinians in the Transnational Jihad Movement”, Die Welt des Islams, vol. 53, nos. 3-4, pp. 281-314 [with Thomas Hegghammer]

2013b “In Search of ‘Lions and Hawks’: Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi’s Palestinian Identity”, Die Welt des Islams, vol. 53, nos. 3-4, pp. 388-415

2012 “The Enduring Legacy of the Second Saudi State: Quietist and Radical Wahhabi Contestations of al-Wala’ wa-l-Bara’ ", International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 93-110

2011a “Al-Qa‘ida’s Editor: Abu Jandal al-Azdi’s Online Jihadi Activism”, Politics, Religion & Ideology, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 355-369

2011b “Reclaiming Scholarly Authority: Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi’s Critique of Jihadi Practices”, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 523-539

2011c “Protecting Jihad: The Sharia Council of the Minbar al-Tawhid wa-l-Jihad”, Middle East Policy, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 148-162

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For Wagemakers university webpage, click here.

Last Modified: 05-04-2016