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Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society

Research themes

LUCIS’ research on Islam and society is guided by three overarching themes, which are fundamental to our research programmes.

Unity and Diversity: Negotiating Islam

This theme centres around the question how individuals, groups and societies in different areas and throughout history have decided what it means to be Muslim. Read more.

Interpreting Islam from Inside and Outside

This theme addresses how knowledge about Islam has been produced and transmitted within and outside the tradition. Read more.

Norms, Institutions and Practices in State and Society

Coming soon.

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