Annerienke Fioole

Annerienke Fioole obtained her MSc in Cultural Anthropology, cum laude, at the University of Amsterdam. She researched practices of adoption in Morocco and on the basis of her thesis published the article “Give me your Child” in JNAS. She is a PhD researcher in the ERC Project Problematizing “Muslim Marriages”. Her project elucidates how Moroccan couples establish their relationship’s status in interaction with the people around them. She explores how men and women’s handling of various configurations of publicity, secrecy and discretion impact their trajectories in being a Moroccan couple today.



Fioole, Annerienke. “Evidently Married: Changing Ambiguities in Creating Family Ties in Morocco.” Hawwa 1 (2020): 34-54. Advance online publication.


Fioole, Annerienke. Extramarital diversions: Materialities and appearances at stake in a Moroccan conjugal dispute, presentation 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, presentation INSRUM (International Network for Scholars Researching Unregistered Marriages) 2nd International Conference ‘Muslim Marriages: Plurality of Norms and Practices in Muslim-Majority Contexts’, 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?, presentation at the 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, presentation at 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, presentation at the 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?, presentation at the ACMES Research Convention, ‘Marriage controversies: Public Debates and Lived Experiences’, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 28 January 2015.

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