Fatiha El-Hajjari completed her BA in Sociology (cum laude). In 2015 She received her Research Master social sciences at the University of Amsterdam (cum laude). Her main fields of research interests are integration, immigration, and the politics of Islam and Muslim identities. In her Research Master thesis she examined how mainstream discourses on active citizenship erase the civic activism of Muslim women in the Netherlands. She is the co-author of Mysterious multiculturalism. The risks of using model-based indices for making meaningful comparisons. Comparative European Politics 11 (2013): 599- 620.
El-Hajjari is currently a Research Assistant in the ERC Muslim Marriages program, in which she conducts an ethnographic study about the Islamization and commercialization of wedding ceremonies amongst Dutch-Moroccan young, Muslim women.