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 at the Department of Islam, Politics and Society. My work is about religiosity and identity formation of Muslim youth, Salafism, Muslim activism, Islamophobia and racialization and about anti-radicalization policies. Together with Nadia Fadil and Francesco I edited the volume Radicalization in Belgium and the Netherlands. Critical Perspectives on Violence and Security (IB Tauris 2019). With Carmen Becker and Ineke Roex, he published Islamic militant activism in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany – ‘Islands in a sea of disbelief’ (Palgrave 2020).
I am a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Muslims in Europe.
Under ‘Publications’ you can find more information about my research and other activities.
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