- Prof.dr. T. (Touraj) Atabaki
- Dr. B. (Bart) Barendregt
- Dr. K.S.M. (Soraya) Batmanghelichi
- Dr. G.R. (Gabrielle) van den Berg
- Prof.mr.dr. M.S. (Maurits) Berger
- Dr. P. (Petra) de Bruijn
- Dr. J. (Jelle) Bruning
- Prof.dr. L.P.H.M. (Léon) Buskens
- D.A.M.E. (Dorrit) van Dalen, MA (PhD candidate)
- Dr. N.M. (Nathal) Dessing
- Prof.dr. C. (Kees) van Dijk (emeritus)
- Dr. C.A. (Crystal) Ennis
- Dr. M.F. (Marie) Favereau
- Ahmad Nuril Huda, MA (PhD candidate)
- Drs. S.C. (Stijn) van Huis (NISIS PhD candidate)
- Dr. A.M. (Ahmad) Al-Jallad
- K. (Khadija) Kadrouch-Outmany, LLM (PhD candidate)
- Dr. M.J. (Merel) Kahmann
- Dr. N.J.G. (Nico) Kaptein
- Drs. R.E. (Ronald) Kon
- Prof.dr. P.S. (Pieter Sjoerd) van Koningsveld
- Nina ter Laan, MA
- M.A. (Arshad) Muradin, MA, LLM (PhD candidate)
- Dr. T. (Tsolin) Nalbantian
- Prof.dr. J.M. (Jan Michiel) Otto
- Dr. K.M.J. (Karene) Sanchez
- Dr. J. (José) van Santen
- Dr. A.A. (Asghar) Seyed-Gohrab
- Prof.dr. P.M. (Petra) Sijpesteijn
- Dr. M. (Maaike) Warnaar
- Prof.dr. J.J. (Jan Just) Witkam (emeritus)
Please find below an overview of researchers affliiated to Leiden University.
Expertise: social history of the Middle-East, the Caucasus and Central Asia; Modernity; Migration; Nationalism; Labour and Subaltern Studies and post-Colonial Historiography.
Expertise: Southeast Asia; digital anthropology; Islam; popular culture.
Expertise: Issues in Postcolonial and Subaltern Studies; modern history of Iran; gender and politics in the modern Middle East; history of the contemporary Middle East; gender, globalization & empire; modern Islamic history; political and social movements in the Modern Middle East; feminist methodologies and sociological research in the Middle East
Expertise: Persian language and literature; cultural history of Central Asia and Iran.
Expertise: Islamic law; political Islam; freedom of religion; relation between law and religion; the role and influence of Sharia in Western countries; the dialectic between Islam and the West.
Expertise: Turkish literature and performing art; modern Turkish Islam.
Expertise: Early-Islamic Egypt, Arabic papyrology, medieval Arabic literature (with a focus on medicine-related works).
Expertise: culture, law and Islam in contemporary Middle Eastern societies, especially Morocco; anthropology of Muslim societies; Islamic law; history of orientalism.
Expertise: Islam in Africa; anthropology; history of ideas.
Expertise: anthropology of Islam; Islam in Europe; ritual studies.
Expertise: political and religious developments in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Thailand, and the Southern Philippines.
Expertise: entrepreneurship in the Middle East; international relations in the Gulf; development in the Gulf; Gulf political economy.
Expertise: Central Asian medieval history; history of the Jochid dynasties (Golden Horde); Mamluk Sultanate; Oriental diplomatics (chancellery documents, diplomatic letters, archives); trade and diplomacy within the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the East European areas (13th-16th C.); Eurasian empires; Russian history.
Title PhD project: Projecting Islam on screen: a study of Islamic film culture in Indonesia.
PhD project: Access to justice for women in divorce cases in Indonesia: Islamic court reasoning under global, national and local influences.
Expertise: early history of Arabic and North Arabian; North Arabian epigraphy; Graeco-Arabica (Arabic in Greek transcription from the pre-Islamic period); historical Semitic linguistics and language classification.
Title PhD project: Islamic burials in Belgium and the Netherlands. Legal, religious and social aspects.
Expertise: Moroccan communities in the Netherlands.
Expertise: relationship between Islam and local culture; relations between the Middle East and South-East Asia in the religious domain; Dutch Islam policy in the Netherlands East Indies, focusing on the life and work of Sayyid `Uthmân (1822-1914) of Batavia (monograph in preparation); Islam in Indonesia.
Expertise: Arabic language and literature
Expertise: Islam in the West; Muslim-Christian relations; slavery.
Expertise: anthropology of Islam; art & popular culture; Morocco; Ethnomusicology; cultural politics; ethnicity; power; migration
Expertise: Islamic (family) law, religious arbitration and mediation.
Title PhD project: Sharia and national law in the United Arab Emirates. An analysis of its legal system and historical and social background.
Expertise: state and society in Syria and Lebanon in the 20th century; roles minorities play in the construction of the nation-state and nationalism; interactions of diasporic populations with other populations and the state in the Middle East; politicization and utilization of identity.
Expertise: law, governance and development; Sharia and national law; local government; environment and land tenure.
Expertise: French language acquisition; French in the Levant; European cultural and linguistic policies in the Levant; French Catholic missions in the Middle East (mid XIXth-mid XXth); British and French missions in Palestine (mid XIXth-mid XXth).
Expertise: Islam; globalization; gender; ethnic and religious identity; migration; land access; West Africa.
Expertise: Persian language and literature; Islamic mysticism.
Expertise: Islamic history; Arabic papyrology; historiography.
Expertise: contemporary Iran; Iranian foreign policy, discourse analysis; foreign policy analysis; Middle East Politics.
Expertise: Islamic book culture; Islamic bibliography; palaeography and codicology of the Islamic world; history of orientalism.