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Sara Bolghiran

PhD candidate

S. Bolghiran
+31 71 527 2727

Sara Bolghiran holds a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges, with a major in World Politics from Leiden University. She furthermore holds an MSc in Governance of Migration and Diversity from Erasmus University, and an MA in Religion in Global Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

More information about Sara Bolghiran

Fields of interest

  • Islamic philosophy
  • Intellectual islamic history
  • Islamic art history
  • Islam and poetry
  • Religion and development
  • Religion and gender
  • Religion and politics
  • Morocco
  • Muslims in Western Europe


Sara Bolghiran is researching processes of knowledge acquisition, production, and reformation for Muslims based in Europe. She examines (non-dogmatic)
methods of knowledge production within Islamic intellectual history and philosophy. She aims to translate these to contemporary epistemological paradigms. Through this exercise, she aspires to develop and offer alternative modes of engagement and understanding with Islam in the everyday lives of contemporary Muslims. 

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • LUCSoR

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 1
2311 BZ Leiden



  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculteitsbureau
  • International Studies

Work address

Schouwburgstraat 2
2511 VA The Hague


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