Annemarie van Sandwijk
Annemarie van Sandwijk is currently manager and editor at the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society ( LUCIS), where she has worked since 2010. Together with the director of LUCIS she is responsible for strategic policy planning, budget management and planning, coordination of the funding scheme of LUCIS, preparation and reporting of steering committee meetings, development and implementation of various PR strategies, management of the LUCIS publication series at Brill and LUP, and for writing the annual reports of LUCIS. In addition, she is the editor-in-chief of the Leiden Islam Blog and of the website of LUCIS.
Annemarie obtained her master’s degree in History (cum laude) at Leiden University in 2009 with a thesis entitled: Ibn Rushd revisited. The modern rediscovery of Ibn Rushd (1126-1198) in the Arab world since the nineteenth century. An article based on this thesis was published in the peer-reviewed journal Tijdschrift voor Theologie, volume 51 (2011).
In 2011, she obtained a second master’s degree in Theology and Religious Studies (cum laude) at Leiden University with a thesis entitled: The Rise and Fall of Tariq Ramadan in the Netherlands: the Interplay of Dutch Politics, Media, and Academia. An article based on this thesis was published in Brill's peer-reviewed journal Journal of Muslims in Europe, volume 3 (2014).
Published in August 2016: Islamic Studies in the Twenty-first Century: Transformations and Continuities, co-edited with Léon Buskens (Amsterdam University Press 2016). You can read more about this volume here.
Between 2005 and 2009, Annemarie worked at the Information and Communication Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a junior speechwriter, public diplomacy editor, and web editor.