Presentations

Below a list of academic presentations of our researchers in alphabetical order (based on last name). For more presentations also check our previous activities page here.

 

Akhtar, RajnaaraUnregistered Marriages in Qatar: A Balance of Rights and Power, INSRUM (International Network for Scholars Researching Unregistered Marriages) 2nd International Conference ‘Muslim Marriages: Plurality of Norms and Practices in Muslim-Majority Contexts’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11-12 April 2019.

Akhtar, Rajnaara. Modern Traditions in Muslim Marriage Practices: An English Case Study, Conference ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages: Regulations and Contestations’. De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 24-25 April 2017.

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Al Korani, JoudEveryday Conversions of the Unmarried Self, Musmar Conference ‘Politics and/of Muslim Marriages’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2-3 July 2019.

Al Korani, Joud. The Transient Materialities of Muslim Marriages in Diasporic Dubai, International ERC Muslim Marriages Workshop ‘The Multiple Materialities of Muslim Marriages’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 13-14 June 2019.

Al Korani, Joud. “Waiting it Out” Elsewhere, Together – Spiritual Endurance among Dubai’s Sister in Islam, Conference ‘Leaving Europe: Alternative Routes of Out/Upward Mobility’. KU Leuven, Belgium, 13-14 September 2018.

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Alloul, Jaafar. Mobilizing Global Skills in Dubai: European Expats Transferring Skills, Converting Capital & Remaking Race through Cross-Border Labor Migration, Conference ‘The Question of Skills in Cross-Border Labor Mobility’ (Panel: ‘Acquiring Skills 1: Navigating Boundaries and Inequalities’). Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 20 September 2018.

Alloul, Jaafar. “There is No Friction Here”: Expats, Race-blending & Capital Conversions in Dubai, Conference ‘Leaving Europe: Alternative Routes of Out/Upward Mobility’. KU Leuven, Belgium, 13-14 September 2018.

Alloul, Jaafar. Chair Panel Home, Emigration & Piety Discourses on hijra, Conference ‘Leaving Europe: Alternative Routes of Out/Upward Mobility’. KU Leuven, Belgium, 13-14 September 2018.

Alloul, Jaafar. ‘There is no friction here’: Racial Stuckedness in Europe & Status Migration to Dubai, Annual Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA): ‘Staying, Moving, Settling’ (Panel: ‘The (im)mobility of race: European perspectives’, Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity Network). Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, 16 August 2018.

Alloul, Jaafar. ‘Leaving Europe’ as a Strategy for Social Mobility: Mapping the ‘Status Migration’ of Second-Generation Maghrebi Minorities from Western Europe to Dubai, Conference of the German Sociological Association (DGS): ‘Once on the Move, Always on the Move? Mobility after Migration’. Zentrum/Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, Germany, 31 May-1 June 2018.

Alloul, Jaafar. Dubai as Heterotopia: Liminal Notes on the ‘Status Migration’ of European Maghrebi-Muslim Minority Publics to a ‘Cosmopolitan’ City, Annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Conference (Panel: ‘Workers Across Borders: Labor, Migration, and Class’). Washington D.C., USA, 19 November 2017.

Alloul, Jaafar. Between ‘Hijra’ and ‘Expat’: Migratory Perceptions of the UAE among ‘Second Generation’ Maghrebi-Muslims in Europe, Annual Gulf Research Meeting (GRM) (Panel: ‘The Arab Gulf in the West: Perceptions and Realities; Opportunities and Perils’). University of Cambridge, UK, 2 August 2017.

Alloul, Jaafar. Muslimness as Race in Europe: Grasping the Contours of Racial Transformation Through a Case Study on Emigration Motives of Second Generation Maghrebi-Muslims, International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR) Conference (Annual theme: ‘Religion, Cooperation and Conflict in Diverse Societies’; Panel: ‘Muslims and Race in Europe’). University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 6 July 2017.

Alloul, Jaafar. Redefining Home: Transnational Practices of European Muslims in the United Arab Emirates and Montréal. Zayed University, Dubai Campus, 17 February 2016.

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Aouragh, Miriyam. Social reproduction and transformative change in Morocco: Women in and for the struggle, Musmar Conference: Politics and/of Muslim Marriages. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2-3 July 2019.

Aouragh, Miriyam. From point of exit to place of arrival… and back to point of departure: Tangiers as city of lost dreams, Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies(ACMES) Research Convention ‘Multiple Encounters: Europe in the Middle East / the Middle East in Europe’. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17 December 2018.

Aouragh, Miriyam. Ash al sha’b: Married to the Revolution, World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES). Sevilla, Spain, 19 July 2018.

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Bavelaar, Rahma. Gender, conversion and the revolutionary state (Egypt), Musmar Conference ‘Politics and/of Muslim Marriages’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2-3 July 2019.

Bavelaar, Rahma. The Ethnography of ‘unpleasant’ religiosity: Honor, patriarchy and secular power in scholarship around conversion in Egypt, Workshop ‘Ethnography, Religion and Traveling Critique between Europe and MENA’. Nederlands-Vlaams Instituut, Cairo, Egypt, 15-16 March 2019.

Bavelaar, Rahma, Shifra Kisch and Annelies Moors. The affective politics of publicly staging ‘mixed couples’, Annual EASA Conference. Stockholm, Sweden, 14-17 August 2018.

Bavelaar, Rahma. Muslim-Coptic Marriage as Lens : Contesting the Intersections of Religion, Nation and Gender on the Egyptian Screen (1952-2000), Conference ‘Religious Marriages in the Mediterranean’. University of Malta, March 2018.

Bavelaar, Rahma, Shifra Kisch and Annelies Moors. Visuality and the politics of publicly staging ‘mixed couples’, LUCIS Annual Conference ‘Islamic Visualities and In/Visibilities: Reimagining Public Citizenship’. Leiden University, Netherlands, 13-15 December 2017.

Bavelaar, Rahma. ’Transcendant Love’?: Coptic Responses to Representations of Interfaith Romance on the Egyptian Screen (1952 – 2017), paper presented at ‘Religious Minorities Self-Representations: Claims of Difference and Sameness in the Politics of Belonging’. Utrecht University, Netherlands, October 2017.

Bavelaar, Rahma. Framing Mixed Marriages in Egypt, ACMES Research Convention ‘Marriage controversies: Public Debates and Lived Experiences’. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 28 January 2015.

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De Koning, MartijnDutch Foreign Fighters in Syria: Challenging, Reversing & Confirming the Center, Conference ‘Leaving Europe: Alternative Routes of Out/Upward Mobility’. KU Leuven, Belgium, 13-14 September 2018.

De Koning, Martijn. The Complexities of “Talking back”, Muslims ‘talk back’ to the racialization of danger. De Montfort University Law School, Leicester, UK, 18 October 2017.

De Koning, Martijn, Vanessa Vroon-Najem and Annelies Moors. Concluding a Muslim Marriage in the Netherlands. Controversy, Criminalisation and Contestations, Conference ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages’. De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 24-25 April 2017.

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Fioole, Annerienke. Extramarital diversions: Materialities and appearances at stake in a Moroccan conjugal dispute, International workshop ‘The Multiple Materialities of Muslim Marriages’. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 13-14 June 2019.

Fioole, Annerienke. Evidently married: shifting understandings of forming conjugal bonds in Morocco, International Network for Scholars Researching Unregistered Marriages (INSRUM) 2nd International Conference ‘Muslim Marriages: Plurality of Norms and Practices in Muslim-Majority Contexts’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11-12 April 2019.

Fioole, Annerienke. Dating resourcefully: How do class practices figure into people’s engagement with sexual intimacies outside of marriage in Morocco?, International VIDI workshop ‘Sexuality and the making of the middle class’. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 28-29 August 2018.

Fioole, Annerienke. Befitting doubt: Moroccan couples’ establishment of covert intimacies within their core social networks, WOCMES, ‘Carving out spaces for intimacy: Ethnographies of relationships in North Africa’. Sevilla, Spain, 19 July 2018.

Fioole, Annerienke. Dealing with Inappropriate Intimacies: Resources for handling publicity, discretion and secrecy as a Moroccan couple, International Workshop ‘The Means of Love in the Arab World: Pragmatics Beyond Norms and Transgressions’. Centre Jacques-Berque, Rabat, Morocco, 11-12 December 2015.

Fioole, Annerienke. From Parenting to Marriage: Dealing with transgressions in Morocco?, ACMES Research Convention, ‘Marriage controversies: Public Debates and Lived Experiences’. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 28 January 2015.

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Kisch, ShifraReflections on mixed marriages amongst Palestinian Bedouin in the Naqab, Musmar Conference ‘Politics and/of Muslim Marriages’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2-3 July 2019.

Kisch, Shifra. Staging ‘mixed couples’: Preaching tolerance, marking difference, Workshop ‘Ethnography, Religion and Traveling Critique between Europe and MENA’. Nederlands-Vlaams Instituut, Cairo, Egypt, 15-16 March 2019.

Kisch, Shifra. Upward mobility between geopolitical peripheries: Palestinian students in Eastern Europe, Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies(ACMES) Research Convention ‘Multiple Encounters: Europe in the Middle East / the Middle East in Europe’. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17 December 2018.

Kisch, Shifra. Upward mobility between geopolitical peripheries: Palestinian students in Eastern Europe, Conference ‘Leaving Europe: Alternative Routes of Out/Upward Mobility’. KU Leuven, Belgium, 13-14 September 2018.

Kisch, Shifra, Rahma Bavelaar and Annelies Moors. The affective politics of publicly staging ‘mixed couples’, Annual EASA Conference. Stockholm, Sweden, 14-17 August 2018.

Kisch, Shifra. Where is religion in marriage conversion? Juridical policy of sharia court in Israel and the case of Rumanian brides & Palestinian Bedouin grooms, Conference ‘Religious Marriages in the Mediterranean’. Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta, 20-21 March 2018.

Kisch, Shifra. Mobility on the Margins: Palestinian students in Eastern-Europe, Conference ‘Critical Transnational Perspectives: Flows and Networks in and beyond the Middle East and North Africa’. Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar, December 2017.

Kisch, Shifra, Rahma Bavelaar and Annelies Moors. Visuality and the politics of publicly staging ‘mixed couples’, LUCIS Annual Conference ‘Islamic Visualities and In/Visibilities: Reimagining Public Citizenship’, Leiden University, Netherlands, 13-15 December 2017.

Kisch, Shifra. Changing markers of mixed marriages, International Conference ‘Power, Intimacy and the State: Mixed Families in Europe and Beyond’. University of Amsterdam, 12-13 June 2017.

Kisch, Shifra. Conversion as a Gift: Bedouin Grooms and Rumenian Brides, International Conference Interfaith Love: Love, Sex and Marriage in the Islamicate World. Leiden University, 22 June 2016.

Kisch, Shifra. When subalterns become professionals, Workshop ‘Comparative Settler-Colonialism’. Columbia University, NY, USA, 10 April 2015.

Kisch, Shifra. Marriage and language: Signing communities among the Naqab Bedouin. Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 23 March 2015.

Kisch, Shifra. New marriage preferences among deaf Bedouin women, Gender studies department seminar. Ben-Gurion University, Beersheva, Israel, 10 March 2015.

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Kolman, IrisHappily Unmarried in Tunis: cohabitation through the lens of space, World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES). Sevilla, Spain, 19 July 2018.

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McBrien, JulieWhat’s wrong with bride abduction? Divergent anxieties in Kyrgyzstan, Musmar Conference ‘Politics and/of Muslim Marriages’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2-3 July 2019.

McBrien, Julie. The Economic Logics of Anti-Bride Abduction Campaigns in Kyrgyzstan, Biennial Meeting European Society for Central Asian Studies. University of Exeter, UK, 27-29 June 2019.

McBrien, Julie. Nike and the problematization of marriage in Kyrgyzstan, INSRUM (International Network for Scholars Researching Unregistered Marriages) 2nd International Conference ‘Muslim Marriages: Plurality of Norms and Practices in Muslim-Majority Contexts’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11-12 April 2019.

McBrien, Julie. Modern Secularisms and the Construction of Religion in Kyrgyzstan, Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 15 November 2018.

McBrien, Julie. From Belonging to Belief: Modern secularisms and the construction of religion in Kyrgyzstan. Book Talk. Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany, 28 June 2018.

McBrien, Julie. From Belonging to Belief: Modern secularisms and the construction of religion in Kyrgyzstan. Book Talk. University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Italy, 5 June 2018.

McBrien, Julie. Marriage Regulation and the Politics of Religion. Workshop “Marriages Quandaries in Central Asia Part II”. University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Naples, Italy, 5-6 June 2018.

McBrien, Julie. From Belonging to Belief: Living Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia, Spui 25. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 14 May 2018.

McBrien, Julie and Annelies Moors. Difficult Research, Problematizing Muslim Marriages: Ambiguities and Contestations, Department of Anthropology. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 12 October 2017.

McBrien, Julie. The Tricky Matter of Defining Religion, Central Asia Program. Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA, 27 April 2017.

McBrien, Julie. When Definitions Matter – Marriage Regulation and the Protection of Young Women in Kyrgyzstan. Workshop ‘Marriage Quandaries in Central Asia’, Department of Anthropology. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 12 April 2017.

McBrien, Julie. On Choice in Bride Abduction, Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies Lecture Series. University of Zurich, Switzerland, 21 March 2017.

McBrien, Julie. Bride Abduction and the UN SDG5. Round Table Discussion ‘Gender equality: contested grounds & space for critical voice in/for SDG5’, Conference on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 27-29 June 2016.

McBrien, Julie. Materializing Politics through Marriage, Joint seminar Department of Anthropology and Gender Studies Department. European University Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 11 May 2016.

McBrien, Julie. Making Sense of Troubled Lives, Program Group ‘Globalizing Culture’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17 March 2016.

McBrien, Julie. (Im)proper Marriage in Kyrgyzstan, Senior Research Symposium ‘Mixing and Matching: Trends in Muslim Marriages’. University of Malta, 26 February 2016.

McBrien, Julie. Conflicting matters of concern – bride abduction and human rights in Kyrgyzstan, Conference ‘Development and Modernization in the (post)Soviet Periphery’. University of Amsterdam and the Central Asia Program of the George Washington University, Leiden, Netherlands 25-26 September 2015.

McBrien, Julie. Problematic Marriages in Kyrgyzstan. American University of Central Asia Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 10 September 2015.

McBrien, Julie. Religious Landscapes and Muslim Marriages in Kyrgyzstan. Eurasian National University Astana, Kazakhstan, 1 August 2013.

McBrien, Julie. Dreams and Disillusions of Young Kyrgyz Women, Social Science Research Colloquium. Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan, 1 August 2013.

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Moors, Annelies and Samah Saleh. Liberating the sperm, producing life, Conference ‘Resistance is fertile’. Goldsmiths University, UK, 14 September 2019.

Moors, Annelies. Unregistered Muslim marriages in the Netherlands and Palestine: The law, public debate and everyday life. Max Planck Institute, Hamburg, Germany, 12 September 2019.

Moors, Annelies. “Muslim marriages”: What does Islam have to do with it?, Conference ‘Conceptualising Religion’. German Association for the Study of Religion, Hannover, Germany, 5 September 2019.

Moors, Annelies and Samah Salah. Sperm in Palestine: Incarceration, Marriage, and Procreation, Musmar Conference ‘Politics and/of Muslim Marriages’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2-3 July 2019.

Moors, Annelies and Vanessa Vroon-Najem. Navigating marrying ‘Islamically’ as a convert to Islam in the Netherlands, International ERC Muslim Marriages Workshop ‘The Multiple Materialities of Muslim Marriages’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 13-14 June 2019.

Moors, Annelies. Shifting styles of registering the dower and buying/wearing gold in Nablus, International ERC Muslim Marriages Workshop ‘The Multiple Materialities of Muslim Marriages’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 13-14 June 2019.

Moors, Annelies and Vanessa Vroon-Najem. The multiple meanings of making hijra, Workshop on ‘Hijra’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11 June 2019.

Moors, Annelies. Comment Academic Freedom of Speech. AISSR, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 20 May 2019.

Moors, Annelies. Comments, Workshop ‘Authorship and large projects’. London School of Economics, London, UK, 13 May 2019.

Moors, Annelies and Penny Johnson. Foreign to Palestinian Society? Young People and Men of Religion Talk About ‘urfi Marriage, Moral Dangers and the Colonial Present. Najaah University, Nablus, 16 April 2019 (in Arabic).

Moors, Annelies and Penny Johnson. Foreign to Palestinian Society? Young People and Men of Religion Talk About ‘urfi Marriage, Moral Dangers and the Colonial Present, INSRUM Conference ‘Muslim Marriages: Plurality of Norms and Practices’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 12 April 2019.

Moors, Annelies. Problematizing Muslim marriages / entering into Muslim marriages: Engaging with different forms of critique, Workshop ‘Ethnography, Religion and Traveling Critique between Europe and MENA’. Nederlands-Vlaams Instituut, Cairo, Egypt, 15-16 March 2019.

Moors, Annelies. The trouble with transparency: Doing research on Islam/the Middle East at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies(ACMES) Research Convention ‘Multiple Encounters: Europe in the Middle East / the Middle East in Europe’. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17 December 2018.

Moors, Annelies. Anthropologists in the field of Islam: An auto-ethnographic note on ethics, integrity and academic freedom, keynote Conference ‘Law, Islam and Anthropology’. Department Law and Anthropology, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany, 9-10 November 2018.

Moors, Annelies. Problematizing “Muslim Marriages”: Ambiguities and Contestations, Conference ‘Entanglements of Race, Religion and Secularity’. University of Amsterdam, 22-23 October 2018.

Moors, Annelies. The afterlife of “Chatting about marriage with migrants to Syria”, Conference on Jihadi (audio) visualities ‘Meanings, Aesthetics, Appropriations’. Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, 4-5 October 2018.  Link to program.

Moors, Annelies and Vanessa Vroon-Najem. Paper presentation Doing Hijra/Coming Back: Transnational Mobility Among Converts to Islam in the Netherlands and screening video portrait from the exhibition Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts, Conference ‘Leaving Europe, Alternative Routes of Out/Upward Mobility’. KU Leuven, Belgium, 13-14 September 2018.

Moors, Annelies and Vanessa Vroon-Najem. Converts, Marriage, and the Dutch Nation-state: Contestations about Muslim Women’s Well-being, Final seminar ‘Transnational Muslim Marriages: Wellbeing, Law, and Gender’. University of Helsinki, Finland, 7 September 2018.

Moors, Annelies. Visualizing sexuality, preaching tolerance, promoting integration: the cultural politics of displaying ‘mixed couples’, Annual EASA Conference. Stockholm, Sweden, 14-17 August 2018. Link to program.

Moors, Annelies, Rahma Bavelaar and Shifra Kisch. The affective politics of publicly staging ‘mixed couples’, Annual EASA Conference. Stockholm, Sweden, 14-17 August 2018.

Moors, Annelies. Meeting steering committee INSTRUM, 10-11 July 2018.

Moors, Annelies. The Trouble with Transparency, Annual Meeting Antropologen Beroeps Vereniging. Museum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, Netherlands, 18 May 2018.

Moors, Annelies. Comments on Unregistered Muslim marriages, conference of Musawah. London, UK, 12-13 May 2018.

Moors, Annelies. Debating and concluding ‘Muslim migration marriages’: problematizations, ambiguities, and contestations’, keynote at Conference ‘Europe’s New Migrants: Marriage Practices and Policies’. University of Birmingham, UK, 16-17 April 2018.

Moors, Annelies. Problems with the regularization of religious marriages, keynote Conference ‘Religious Marriages in the Mediterranean’. University of Malta, 20-21 March 2018.

Moors, Annelies. Concluding comments, Workshop ‘Marriage, Displacement, and Rights: Vulnerabilities and Aspirations among Syrians in Jordan’. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 16 March 2018.

Moors, Annelies. Muslim Marriages and Muslim Fashion and Anti-Fashion, Luce Seminar. UC Davis, USA, 1-3 February 2018.

Moors, Annelies. The trouble with transparency, presentation with interventions Annelies Moors, with Peter Geschiere and Amade M’charek. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 24 January 2018. Link to event.

Moors, Annelies. The trouble with (celebrating) transparency: what harm does it do?, International Symposium ‘Debating Ethics and Integrity: Anthropological Dilemmas’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 24 January 2018.

Moors, Annelies, Shifra Kisch and Rahma Bavelaar. Visuality and the politics of publicly staging ‘mixed couples’, LUCIS Annual Conference ‘Islamic Visualities and In/Visibilities: Reimagining Public Citizenship’. Leiden University, Netherlands, 13-15 December 2017.

Moors, Annelies, Vanessa Vroon-Najem and Wendy van Wilgenburg. Public Displays of Intimate Choices: Filming Conversations about Finding a Partner and Getting Married with Converts to Islam in the Netherlands & screening two video-portraits from the exhibition Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts, Conference ‘Islamic Visualities and (In)Visualities: Reimagining Public Citizenship?’. Leiden University, Netherlands, 13 December 2017.

Moors, Annelies. The unequal distribution of vulnerability, round table presentation ‘From the refugee crisis to the Muslim ban. Vulnerability and anthropology in precarious and neo-liberal times’, AAA Annual Conference. Washington DC, USA, 1 December 2017.

Moors, Annelies. Recognition versus redistribution, International Conference ‘Getting respect in the Netherlands: Between identity and redistribution’. AISSR, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 14 November 2017.

Moors, Annelies and Julie McBrien. Difficult Research, Problematizing Muslim Marriages: Ambiguities and Contestations. Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, 12 October 2017.

Moors, Annelies. Muhajirat shaam: Wat vertellen hun huwelijken ons?, Kwakiutl ‘Jihadisme vs uitreizigers naar Syrie’. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11 October 2017.

Moors, Annelies. Comments on ‘Islamophobia and Antisemitism: Reflections of an Arab-Jew’ (by Ella Shohat), Conference on Islamophobia and Antisemitism. De Nieuwe Liefde, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 21 June 2017.

Moors, Annelies. The shifting grounds of “diversity politics”: a note on bias, transparency, positionality and surveillance, Seminar ‘What Is The Matter With Diversity’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 8-9 May 2017.

Moors, Annelies. Comments on ‘Connoisseurial arbitrage: Classifying and valuing milled Ottoman coins in the twenty-first century trade for old gold’ (by Samuel Williams). Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris, France, 3 May 2017.

Moors, Annelies, Koning, Martijn de, Vroon-Najem, Vanessa. Concluding a Muslim Marriage in the Netherlands. Controversy, Criminalisation and Contestations, Conference ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages’. De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 24-25 April 2017.

Moors, Annelies. Unregistered Muslim Marriages: Regulations and Contestations, keynote Conference ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages’. De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 24 April 2017.

Moors, Annelies. ‘Marriage payments’ revisited. Al-Najaah National University, Nablus, Palestine, 5 April 2017.

Moors, Annelies. Moslims en Islamstudies onder vuur. Amsterdam Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ACMES) Discussion Room, Netherlands, 9 February 2017.

Moors, Annelies and Vanessa Vroon-Najem. Converts, marriage, and the Dutch nation-state: Contestations about gendered well-being, Workshop ‘Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families: Marriage, Law and Gender’, Academic of Finland and CIMEL. SOAS, London, UK, 29 November 2016.

Moors, Annelies. Interfaith Relations, Love, and Marriage: A note on Concepts, keynote International Conference ‘Interfaith Love: Love, Sex and Marriage in the Islamicate World’. Leiden University, Netherlands, 22 June 2016.

Moors, Annelies. Problematizing “Islamic Marriages” in the Netherlands, Senior Research Symposium ‘Mixing and Matching: Trends in Muslim Marriages’. University of Malta, 26 February 2016.

Moors, Annelies. Interactive conversation with Thomas Eriksen, Conference ‘Antropologie van de Toekomst’ (Anthropology of the Future). Amsterdam, Netherlands, 21 April 2015.

Moors, Annelies. Moderator book presentation ‘Men in charge?: rethinking authority in Muslim legal tradition’ (eds. Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Mulki Al-Sharmani & Jana Rumminger). SOAS, London, UK, 8 March 2015.

Moors, Annelies. “Islamic marriages” and secular rule: religion, sexuality and the public/private divide. Institute for Social Anthropology (ISA) and Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, 26 February 2015.

Moors, Annelies. Islamic Marriages in the Netherlands: Beyond the Radicalisation Frame, Amsterdam Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ACMES) Research Convention ‘Marriage controversies: Public Debates and Lived Experiences’. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 28 January 2015.

Moors, Annelies. Concluding Transnational Muslim Marriages: Concepts, Debates and Practices, Workshop ‘Transnational Muslim Marriages and Family Lives: Norms, Laws, and Wellbeing’. City University, London, UK, 9-10 November 2014.

Moors, Annelies. Muslim Marriages. Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 3 March 2014.

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Nisa, EvaBattling Marriage Laws: Child Marriage and The Resurgence of Piety in Indonesia, International Network for Scholars Researching Unregistered Marriages(INSRUM) 2nd International Conference ‘Muslim Marriages: Plurality of Norms and Practices in Muslim-Majority Contexts’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11-12 April 2019.

Nisa, Eva. In the Name of Humanity: Registering Unregistered Marriages of Indonesian Migrant Workers in Malaysia, Conference ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages: Regulations and Contestations’. De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 24-25 April 2017.

Nisa, Eva. The Shari’a Compliancy Craze: Changes in Matchmaking Trends among Malaysian Muslims. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 19 August 2016.

Nisa, Eva. The Bureaucratisation of Muslim Marriage in Indonesia, EuroSEAS Conference. University of Vienna, Austria, 10-14 August 2015.

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Sadegh, IbtisamTransnational interfaith marriages in Ceuta, Musmar Conference ‘Politics and/of Muslim Marriages’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2-3 July 2019.

Sadegh, Ibtisam. ‘We moved to Ceuta as a compromise’: Interfaith matrimonial lives between Europe and Africa, Workshop ‘Ethnography, Religion and Traveling Critique between Europe and MENA’. Nederlands-Vlaams Instituut, Cairo, Egypt, 15-16 March 2019.

Sadegh, Ibtisam. Interfaith Marriages in Ceuta, Conference ‘Multiculturalism, Integration, and Conflict’. Campus Universitario de Ceuta, University of Malta, 20-21 September 2018.

Sadegh, Ibtisam. The Mestizos of Ceuta: Marriage, Mixing and Blending of Ethnoreligious Boundaries, European Association of Social Anthropologist (EASA) Annual Conference. University of Stockholm, Sweden, 14-17 August 2018.

Sadegh, Ibtisam. Problematizing Interfaith Marriages in Ceuta, Conference ‘Religious Marriages in the Mediterranean’. University of Malta, 20-21 March 2018.

Sadegh, Ibtisam. Can Third Country Nationals Access their Universal Right to Marry in Malta?, Workshop ‘Europe, Fundamental Rights and Private Law in Malta,’ Conference ‘European Dimensions of Individual Economic Status’. University of Malta, 3 July 2017.

Sadegh, Ibtisam and David Zammit. Legitimizing Maltese Muslim Marriages, Conference ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages: Regulations and Contestations’. Leicester, UK, 25 April 2017.

Sadegh, Ibtisam. Concluding Interfaith-Muslim Marriages in Ceuta, International Conference ‘Interfaith Love: Love, Sex and Marriage in the Islamicate World’. Leiden University, Netherlands, 22 June 2016.

Sadegh, Ibtisam. Concluding Interfaith-Muslim Marriages in Ceuta, Senior Research Symposium ‘Mixing and Matching: Trends in Muslim Marriages’. University of Malta, 26 February 2016.

Sadegh, Ibtisam. Marriage Law, Marriage Stories: Muslims in Malta, ACMES Research Convention, ‘Marriage controversies: Public Debates and Lived Experiences’. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 28 January 2015.

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Shanneik, YafaShia Marriage Practices: Karbala as Erinnerungsort in London?, Workshop ‘Global Dynamics of Shia Marriages’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 25-26 August 2017.

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Unal, ArzuWelfare regimes and Biopolitics in Turkey: Lives of Single Mothers and their “Maternal Families”, International Workshop ‘Inequalities, Peace and Conflict in Turkey’. Stockholm University, Sweden, 9-10 December, 2019.

Unal, Arzu. Festive Occasions and Festive Muslim Dress, 10th LUCIS Annual Conference ‘Matters of Taste and Style: Muslim Food, Fashion, and Music in Practice’. Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, Netherlands, 6-7 November 2019.

Unal, Arzu. Welfare regimes and Biopolitics in Turkey: Lives of Single Mothers and their “Maternal Families”, Musmar Conference ‘Politics and/of Muslim Marriages’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2-3 July 2019.

Unal, Arzu. Festive Occasions and Festive Muslim Dress: Perceptions of Turkish-Dutch women, International ERC Muslim Marriages Workshop ‘The Multiple Materialities of Muslim Marriages’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 13-14 June 2019.

Unal, Arzu. Achieving Maternity Outside Marriage: Turkish Family Law, Single Mothers (by choice) and their Children in Turkey, International Network for Scholars Researching Unregistered Marriages(INSRUM) 2nd International Conference ‘Muslim Marriages: Plurality of Norms and Practices in Muslim-Majority Contexts’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11-12 April 2019.

Unal, Arzu. Disengaging Marriage from Motherhood: an ethnographic perspective on midlife single women and single mothers in Turkey. Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey, 15 May 2018.

Unal, Arzu. Narratives of Adoptive Single Mothers in Turkey. Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 17 November 2017.

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Vroon-Najem, Vanessa and Annelies Moors. Navigating marrying ‘Islamically’ as a convert to Islam in the Netherlands, International ERC Muslim Marriages Workshop ‘The Multiple Materialities of Muslim Marriages’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 13-14 June 2019.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa and Annelies Moors. The multiple meanings of making hijra, Workshop on ‘Hijra’. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11 June 2019.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa. Keynote lecture for Expert Meeting ‘Conversion and Narrative’. Research group ‘Beyond “Religion vs Emancipation”: Gender and Sexuality in Women’s Conversions to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Contemporary Western Europe’. University of Utrecht, Netherlands, 10 April 2019.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa. Making hijra/coming back: Existential (im)mobility of women converts to Islam from the Netherlands, ACMES Research Convention ‘Multiple Encounters: Europe in the Middle East/the Middle East in Europe’, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17 December 2018.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa and Annelies Moors. Paper presentation Doing Hijra/Coming Back: Transnational Mobility Among Converts to Islam in the Netherlands and screening video portrait from the exhibition Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts, Conference ‘Leaving Europe, Alternative Routes of Out/Upward Mobility’. KU Leuven, Belgium, 13-14 September 2018.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa and Annelies Moors. Screening documentary Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts. Final seminar of the multidisciplinary research project ‘Transnational Muslim Marriages: Wellbeing, Law, and Gender’. University of Helsinki, Finland, 7 September 2018.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa, Wendy van Wilgenburg and Annelies Moors. Public Displays of Intimate Choices: Filming Conversations about Finding a Partner and Getting Married with Converts to Islam in the Netherlands & screening two video-portraits from the exhibition Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts. Conference ‘Islamic Visualities and (In)Visualities: Reimagining Public Citizenship?’. Leiden University, Netherlands, 13 December 2017.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa. Presentation Hoofddoeken en Mannenjurken & preview video fragments from exhibition/documentary Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts, Symposium ‘New Fashion Narratives’. Amsterdam Museum, the Netherlands, 1 September 2017.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa. Presentation Conversion to Islam: Marriage and mobility & screening video portrait from visual project Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts, LOVA Conference ‘Ethnographies of Gender & Mobility’. Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7 July 2017.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa, Annelies Moors and Martijn de Koning. Concluding a Muslim Marriage in the Netherlands. Controversy, Criminalisation and Contestations, Conference ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages’. De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 24-25 April 2017.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa and Annelies Moors. Converts, marriage, and the Dutch nation-state: Contestations about gendered well-being, Workshop ‘Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families: Marriage, Law and Gender’, Academic of Finland and CIMEL. SOAS, London, UK, 29 November 2016.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa. Pious Sociality and Ethical Communality in the Context of Conversion to Islam, Conference ‘Investigating conversions to Islam: Which approaches in social sciences?’. Sciences Po, Paris, France, 15-16 February 2016.

Vroon-Najem, Vanessa. Conversion to Islam: What does marriage have to do with it?, ACMES Research Convention ‘Marriage controversies: Public Debates and Lived Experiences’. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 28 January 2015.

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Zbeidy, DinaMarriage and displacement in Jordan: Practices and discourses among refugees and development organizations, presentation ERC MusMar Workshop ‘Politics and/of “Muslim Marriages”‘, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2 July 2019.

Zbeidy, Dina. Displacement, aspirations, and marriages among Syrians in Jordan, presentation British Academy Conference ‘Child Marriage in Forced Migration’, London, UK, 16 May 2019.

Zbeidy, Dina. Narratives of Vulnerability: The Approach of International Organizations to “Early Marriages” among Refugees in Jordan, presentation at the ACMES Research Convention ‘Multiple Encounters: Europe in the Middle East / the Middle East in Europe,’ Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 17 December 2018.

Zbeidy, Dina. Human rights organizations and refugee communities in Jordan, guest lecture Amsterdam University College, the Netherlands, 6 November 2018.

Zbeidy, Dina. Remaking home: Marriage and family among Syrians in Jordan, presentation WOCMES, Seville, Spain, 19 July 2018.

Zbeidy, Dina. Displacement and Marriage: Experiences and Perspectives of Syrians and Palestinians in Jordan, presentation WOCMES, Seville, Spain, 18 July 2018.

Zbeidy, Dina. Marriage, Displacement, and Rights: Vulnerabilities and Aspirations among Syrians in Jordan, presentation Symposium ‘Navigating Displacement and Humanitarian Responses’, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 16 March 2018.

Zbeidy, Dina. Marriage Practices and Discourses among Palestinians in Jordan: Legalities, Space, and Senses of Belonging, presentation AAA Conference, Washington DC, USA, 1 December 2017.

Zbeidy, Dina. Making a New Home: Marriage as Aspiration among Syrian Refugees in Jordan, presentation PACSA Conference ‘The Making of Peace, Conflict and Security: Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion’, 28 August 2017.

Zbeidy, Dina. Marriages among Syrians Refugees in Jordan: between Discourses of Oppression and Aspiration, presentation John Hopkins Graduate Conference ‘Enacting Aspiration’, Baltimore, USA, 30 April 2017 (online presentation).

Zbeidy, Dina. Problematizing Marriage Registration in Jordan: Identities, Legalities, and Customs, presentation Conference ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages: Regulations and Contestations’, Leicester, UK, 25 April 2017.

Zbeidy, Dina. Love, Age, Magic and Mothers: Civil Society and Refugees in Jordan Talk about Marriage, presentation Second Mada al-Carmel Conference for PhD students, Nazareth, Israel, 15 April 2016.

Zbeidy, Dina. Marriage Controversies in Beirut: A Preliminary Note on Categorization, presentation ACMES Research Convention ‘Marriage controversies: Public Debates and Lived Experiences’, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 28 January 2015.

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Exhibition and Documentary ‘Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts’ 

by Vanessa Vroon-Najem, and Wendy van Wilgenburg, 2017
(in collaboration with Imagine IC and AFK)

 

30 April 2019. Presentation Moslim worden, moslim zijn – van Verborgen Vrouwen tot Trouwen voor Allah. Amsterdam Museum, Netherlands.

15-16 March 2019. Screening at Different Worlds? Ethnography, Religion and Traveling Critique Between Europe and the MENA for attendants and general public, followed by a discussion. Dutch-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC), Egypt.

26 November 2018. Screening and reflection by discussant & discussion with the public. International conference Sexual and Gendered Moralities, under the auspices of the International Association for the study of Religion and Gender (IARG), Ghent, Belgium.

25 November 2018. Private screening for Muslim women’s group Tawheed with discussion afterwards, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

September 2018. Contribution to exhibition Dream Weddings. Museum for European Cultures, Berlin, Germany.

7 September 2018. Screening at the final seminar of the multidisciplinary research project Transnational Muslim Marriages: Wellbeing, Law, and Gender discussants from the University of Helsinki and discussion with attendants. University of Helsinki, Finland.
(documentary has been made part of the course Islamic family law in Europe and Navigating transnational Muslim family lives at the University of Helsinki, students watched the documentary and wrote reflection papers as assignment).

16-20 July 2018. Presentation and screening of documentary. World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Sevilla, Spain.

28 June 2018. Screening excerpts from exhibition and documentary in context of Human Rights Dialogue, with discussion with Amnesty volunteers/members & general public. Amnesty International Headquarters, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

29 March 2018. Screening of documentary during Anthro Screening Room, with reflection from discussant and Q&A with attendants. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

12-13 March 2018. Screening of documentary at MUSMAR Work-in-progress Meeting. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

28 January 2018. Single bekeerling ontdekt halal datingcircuit. Article in Dagblad Zaanstreek.

21 January 2018. Screening in cooperation with the anti-discrimination agency Zaanstreek, with panel of contributors and Q&A with the public. Filmtheather de Fabriek, Zaandam, Netherlands.

18 January 2018. Presentation and screening of documentary. AmsterdamMuseum@Work, Netherlands.

3 January 2018. Screening at Annual mother-daughter event of Muslim women organization ‘Zusters voor Zusters’, with panel with a mother and daughter featuring in the documentary and Q&A with attending mothers and daughters. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

December 2017. Screening at New Narratives Program, followed by Q&A. Amsterdam Museum, Netherlands.

16 November 2017. Premiere documentary Trouwen voor Allah – persoonlijke verhalen van bekeerlingen (Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts) with panel of contributors to the documentary and Q&A with the public. Public Library Amsterdam (OBA), Netherlands. Information.

14 November 2017. Bekeerde moslims in videotentoonstelling aan het woord over relaties. Article in Het Parool.

9 November 2017. Opening exhibition Trouwen voor Allah – persoonlijke verhalen van bekeerlingen. Public Library Amsterdam (OBA), Netherlands.
Exhibition on display for the general public at: OBA Bijlmerplein (09 November 2017 – 09 January 2018), OBA Javaplein (10 January – 01 March 2018). OBA Slotermeer (02 March – 30 April 2018), OBA Banne (01 May – 30 June 2018).

7 November 2017. Trouwen voor Allah. Persoonlijke verhalen van bekeerlingen. Article on the website of University of Amsterdam.

4 November 2017. Vroon-Najem, Vanessa and Wendy van Wilgenburg. Sneak Preview Documentary Trouwen voor Allah – persoonlijke verhalen van bekeerlingen (Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts) with discussion with general public. Amsterdam Museum Night 2017, Netherlands.

30 October 2017. Trouwen voor Allah. Persoonlijke verhalen van bekeerlingen. Article about the opening of documentary and exhibition on OBA Amsterdam.

10 October 2017. Participatory Meeting with local Public  #2 Trouwen voor Allah. Imagine IC, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

24 January 2017. Participatory Meeting with local Public  #1 Moslim worden – moslim zijn in Amsterdam Zuidoost. Imagine IC, Amsterdam, Netherlands.