My name is Martijn de Koning, born in 1972 a dull but nice small town called Eerde in the south of the Netherlands.In 1997 I graduated from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as an anthropologist. After several small jobs I began in 1999 my work at the project Schoolcareersupport of the Nour mosque in Gouda and the social work organization Woonhuis. In that year I began my Ph.D project The religious identity of young Moroccan-Dutch muslim boys and girls in Gouda. In 2008 I defended my Ph.D ‘Looking for a ‘pure’ Islam. Identity formation and religious experience among Moroccan-Dutch youth’. In 2002 I joined the researchgroup Between secularization and religionization of prof. Droogers at the Vrije Universiteit and until 1 January 2009 I was working in Leiden at the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM). From 2007 onwards I’m working at Radboud University Nijmegen and since 2013 also at University of Amsterdam see HERE). In 2014 I published, together with my colleagues Joas Wagemakers en Carmen Becker Salafisme. Salafisme: Utopische idealen in een weerbarstige praktijk. (Salafism. Utopian Ideals and Unruly Practices).
I have published on identity construction of Moroccan-Dutch youth, Salafi Muslims in the Netherlands, the radicalization
of Muslim youth, and the Dutch Islam debate. Currently I’m working the Department of Islam and Arab Studies at the Faculty of Religious Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen and also teaching at the Anthropology Department of the University of Amsterdam.
I am a member of the board of the Dutch Association for the Study of Middle East and Islam (MOI). One of the projects of this association is the magazine ZemZem.
Under ‘Publications’ you can find more information about my research and other activities.
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