Leiden University

Please find below an overview of researchers affliiated to Leiden University.


Prof.dr. T. (Touraj) Atabaki

Expertise: social history of the Middle-East, the Caucasus and Central Asia; Modernity; Migration; Nationalism; Labour and Subaltern Studies and post-Colonial Historiography.

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Dr. B. (Bart) Barendregt

Expertise: Southeast Asia; digital anthropology; Islam; popular culture.

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Dr. K.S.M. (Soraya) Batmanghelichi

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

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Dr. G.R. (Gabrielle) van den Berg

Expertise: Persian language and literature; cultural history of Central Asia and Iran.

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Prof.mr.dr. M.S. (Maurits) Berger

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.

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Dr. P. (Petra) de Bruijn

Expertise: Turkish literature and performing art; modern Turkish Islam.

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Dr. J. (Jelle) Bruning

Expertise: Early-Islamic Egypt, Arabic papyrology, medieval Arabic literature (with a focus on medicine-related works).

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Prof.dr. L.P.H.M. (Léon) Buskens

Expertise: culture, law and Islam in contemporary Middle Eastern societies, especially Morocco; anthropology of Muslim societies; Islamic law; history of orientalism.

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D.A.M.E. (Dorrit) van Dalen, MA (PhD candidate)

Expertise: Islam in Africa; anthropology; history of ideas.

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Dr. N.M. (Nathal) Dessing

Expertise: anthropology of Islam; Islam in Europe; ritual studies.

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Prof.dr. C. (Kees) van Dijk (emeritus)

Expertise: political and religious developments in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Thailand, and the Southern Philippines.

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Dr. C.A. (Crystal) Ennis

Expertise: entrepreneurship in the Middle East; international relations in the Gulf; development in the Gulf; Gulf political economy.

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Dr. M.F. (Marie) Favereau

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.

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Ahmad Nuril Huda, MA (PhD candidate)

Title PhD project: Projecting Islam on screen: a study of Islamic film culture in Indonesia.

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Drs. S.C. (Stijn) van Huis (NISIS PhD candidate)

PhD project: Access to justice for women in divorce cases in Indonesia: Islamic court reasoning under global, national and local influences.

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Dr. A.M. (Ahmad) Al-Jallad

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.

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K. (Khadija) Kadrouch-Outmany, LLM (PhD candidate)

Title PhD project: Islamic burials in Belgium and the Netherlands. Legal, religious and social aspects.

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Dr. M.J. (Merel) Kahmann

Expertise: Moroccan communities in the Netherlands.

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Dr. N.J.G. (Nico) Kaptein

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.

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Drs. R.E. (Ronald) Kon

Expertise: Arabic language and literature

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Prof.dr. P.S. (Pieter Sjoerd) van Koningsveld

Expertise: Islam in the West; Muslim-Christian relations; slavery.

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Nina ter Laan, MA

Expertise: anthropology of Islam; art & popular culture; Morocco; Ethnomusicology; cultural politics; ethnicity; power; migration

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M.A. (Arshad) Muradin, MA, LLM (PhD candidate)

Expertise: Islamic (family) law, religious arbitration and mediation.

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Rehanna Nurmohamed (external PhD candidate)

Title PhD project: Sharia and national law in the United Arab Emirates. An analysis of its legal system and historical and social background.

Dr. T. (Tsolin) Nalbantian

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.

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Prof.dr. J.M. (Jan Michiel) Otto

Expertise: law, governance and development; Sharia and national law; local government; environment and land tenure.

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Dr. K.M.J. (Karene) Sanchez

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).

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Dr. J. (José) van Santen

Expertise: Islam; globalization; gender; ethnic and religious identity; migration; land access; West Africa.

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Dr. A.A. (Asghar) Seyed-Gohrab

Expertise: Persian language and literature; Islamic mysticism.

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Prof.dr. P.M. (Petra) Sijpesteijn

Expertise: Islamic history; Arabic papyrology; historiography.

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Dr. M. (Maaike) Warnaar

Expertise: contemporary Iran; Iranian foreign policy, discourse analysis; foreign policy analysis; Middle East Politics.

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Prof.dr. J.J. (Jan Just) Witkam (emeritus)

Expertise: Islamic book culture; Islamic bibliography; palaeography and codicology of the Islamic world; history of orientalism.

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Last Modified: 23-07-2014