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Petra de Bruijn

University Lecturer

Name
Dr. P. de Bruijn
Telephone
+31 71 527 2592
E-mail
p.de.bruijn@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Petra de Bruijn teaches courses on Turkish literature, theatre, film and television drama at the department of Middle Eastern Studies of Leiden University. In her scholarly work, she focusses on the roles of Islam and secularism in contemporary Turkish narrative culture. She is the director ad interim and executive secretary for NISIS (Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies) and executive secretary of LUCIS (Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society.)

More information about Petra de Bruijn

Fields of interest

Turkish literature and performing art. 

CV

Obtained her PhD at Leiden University (1997) and works at LIAS for Middle Eastern Studies. She combines in her scholarly work research in the field of modern Turkish prose literature with research in the field of performing arts, especially modern Turkish theater and Turkish film and television drama. In relation to her current position as executive secretary of Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society(LUCIS)and the Nederlands Interuniversity Researchschool fo Islamic Studies(NISIS) her scholarly interest focuses on the role of Islam in modern Turkish cultural life. 

Education
1997: PhD in Turkish Studies at Leiden University (Dissertation:  The Two Worlds of Eşber, Western Orientated Verse Drama and Ottoman Turkish Poetry by `Abdülhakk Hamid (Tarhan), supervisor: B.H. Flemming) 
1988: MA in Turkish Studies at Leiden University 

Employment 
2010-present: Executive Secretary at  LUCIS and  NISIS
2004-present: Lecturer in Turkish Studies at Leiden University 
1995-2004: Turkish Instructor at Leiden University 
1989-1993: Research assistant at Leiden University (CNWS) 
 

Key publications

2009: Babushkas on a Turkish Beach: Postmodernist Elements in Adalet Agaoglu's Yazsonu. In Fenz, H. (Ed.) Strukturelle Zwange - Personliche Freiheiten. Osmanen, Turken, Muslime: Reflexionen zu gesellschaftlichen Umbruchen. Gedenkband zu Ehren Petra Kapperts (Structural Necessities - Personal Liberties. Ottomans, Turks, Muslims: Reflections on Social Upheavals. Memorial Volume in Honour of Petra Kappert) Vol. NF 21. Der Islam (pp. 47-64). Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter.  
2012: Islam goes Hollywood. An exploratory study on Islam in Turkish cinema. Cinej Cinema Journal ISSN 2158-8724, pp. 20-41.  

University Lecturer

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Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 1.05B

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Board Secretary

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SMES APT

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 1.05B

Contact

Publications

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