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NISIS PhD candidates

In its initial phase, NISIS funded several PhD candidates who are working on dissertations in various disciplines related to Islamic studies, at the different universities participating in NISIS. The majority of these projects have been completed and have resulted in successful dissertations, 3 PhD candidates are still working on their dissertations.

Current NISIS PhD candidates

Istiqomah

NISIS PhD candidate at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen.
Research project: “The Hadrami Arabs of Ambon: An Ethnographic Study of Diasporic Identity Construction in Everyday Life Practices.”
Keywords: Hadrami Arabs - Ambon - Indonesia.

Ahmad Nuril Huda

NISIS PhD candidate at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University.
Research Project: “Projecting Islam on Screen: The Indonesian Muslims' Negotiations with Modernity.”
Keywords: Popular culture - Muslim societies - Indonesian Islam - Islamic/Islamicate film - Anthropology of media.

Mehmet Sahin

NISIS PhD candidate at VU University Amsterdam.
Research project: “The Golden Generation: Islam, Inspiration, Ethical Techniques of Binding within the Gülen Movement.”
Keywords: Islam - Ethical techniques and self-discipline - Islam in European context - Islam in Turkish and Kurdish context.

Former NISIS PhD candidates

Dr Mònica Colominas Aparicio

Former NISIS PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam.
Research project: “Mudejars and the Politics of Identity: Authority, Loyalty and Religious Polemics in Late-Medieval Iberia.” Defended on 29 April 2016.

Dr Pieter Coppens

Former NISIS PhD candidate at the Faculty of Religious Studies and Theology, Utrecht University.
Research project: “Seeing God in This World and the Otherworld: Crossing Boundaries in Sufi Commentaries on the Qurʿān.” Defended on 11 September 2015.

Dr Annemarie van Geel

Former NISIS PhD candidate at the Faculty of Religious Studies, Radboud University. 
Research project: "'For Women Only': Gender Segregation, Islam, and Modernity in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait." Defended on 28 June 2018.

Dr Stijn van Huis

Former NISIS PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law, Leiden University.
Research Project: “Islamic courts and women's divorce rights in Indonesia : the cases of Cianjur and Bulukumba.” Defended on 8 September 2015.

Dr Ammeke Kateman

Former NISIS PhD candidate at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam.
Research Project: “Shared questions, diverging answers: Muḥammad ʿAbduh and his interlocutors on ‘religion’ in a globalizing world.” Defended on 4 March 2016.

Dr Maryse Kruithof

Former NISIS PhD candidate at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Research Project: “Shouting in a Desert: Dutch missionary encounters with Javanese Islam, 1850-1910.” Defended on 11 December 2014.

Dr Zoltan Pall

Former NISIS PhD candidate at the Faculty of Religious Studies and Theology, Utrecht University.
Research Project: “Salafism in Lebanon: Local and Transnational Resources.” Defended on 14 January 2014.

Dr Sunarwoto

Former NISIS PhD candidate at the School of Humanities, Tilburg University.
Research Project: “Contesting religious authority: A study on Dakwah Radio in Surakarta, Indonesia.” Defended on 10 November 2015.

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