Martijn de Koning

Martijn de Koning is an anthropologist at the University of Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen. His main topics are religious identity and experience among Muslim youth, Salafism in the Netherlands, Islamic activism and the Dutch debates and policies pertaining to Islam and Muslims. In 2008 he defended his PhD ‘Searching for a “true” Islam – Identity and religious experience of Moroccan-Dutch Muslim youth’. Since 2013 Martijn de Koning works on interventions of Muslims in the public domain after 1989 and on Islamic marriages and their institutionalization in the Netherlands. He maintains his own blog Closer.

 

Publications

BOOKS, EDITED VOLUMES, SPECIAL ISSUES, and FILMS

Fadil, Nadia, Martijn de Koning and Francesco Ragazzi (eds.), 2019, Radicalization in Belgium and the Netherlands: Critical Perspectives on Violence and Security. London: Bloomsbury.

ARTICLES IN ACADEMIC JOURNALS and EDITED VOLUMES

De Koning, Martijn, 2019. ‘Routinization and Mobilization of Injustice: How to Live in a Regime of Surveillance’, in Fadil, Nadia, Martijn de Koning, and Francesco Ragazzi (eds.), Radicalization in Belgium and the Netherlands: Critical Perspectives on Violence and Security. London: Bloomsbury. pp. 197-216. Chapter available.

Fadil, Nadia, Martijn de Koning and Francesco Ragazzi, 2019. ‘Radicalization: Tracing the Trajectory of an “Empty Signifier” in the Low Lands’, in Fadil, Nadia, Martijn de Koning and Francesco Ragazzi (eds.), Radicalization in Belgium and the Netherlands: Critical Perspectives on Violence and Security. London: Bloomsbury. pp. 3-25. Chapter available.

Fadil, Nadia and Martijn de Koning, 2019. ‘Turning “Radicalization” into Science: Ambivalent Translations into the Dutch (Speaking) Academic Field’, in Fadil, Nadia, Martijn de Koning, and Francesco Ragazzi (eds.), Radicalization in Belgium and the Netherlands: Critical Perspectives on Violence and Security. London: Bloomsbury. pp. 53-79. Chapter available.

Moors, Annelies and Martijn de Koning, 2018. Jihadisme aan de Amstel? Sociologisch Magazine 2: 24-26.

Moors, Annelies, Martijn de Koning and Vanessa Vroon-Najem, 2018. ‘Secular Rule and Islamic Ethics. Engaging with Muslim-Only Marriages in the Netherlands’, Sociology of Islam, 6, 3: 274-296. Pre-final version.

Navest, Aysha, Martijn de Koning and Annelies Moors, 2018. Jihadbruiden? Hoe Nederlandstalige uitreizigsters naar Syrie trouwen. Zemzem: Tijdschrift over het Midden-Oosten, Noord-Afrika en islam 14, 2: 148-158.

Navest, Aysha, Martijn de Koning and Annelies Moors, 2016. ‘Chatting about marriage with female migrants to Syria: Agency beyond the victim versus activist paradigm’, Anthropology Today 32, 2: 22-25. Open Access.

 

Presentations

De Koning, Martijn. Dutch Foreign Fighters in Syria: Challenging, Reversing & Confirming the Center, presentation at 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, presentation Conference ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages’, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 24-25 April 2017.

 

Media / Outreach 

De Koning, Martijn, 2019. De argumenten voor het verbod op de gezichtssluier. CLOSER: An anthropology of Muslims in Europe blog.

De Koning, Martijn, 2019. Een stil protest met een luide boodschap – Een impressie van ‘Hand in hand tegen het niqabverbod’. CLOSER: An anthropology of Muslims in Europe blog.

De Koning, Martijn, Annelies Moors and Thijl Sunier, 2018. De institutionalisering van het salafisme. Een bespreking. CLOSER: An anthropology of Muslims in Europe blog.

De Koning, Martijn, 2017. Muslim marriage in the UKCLOSER: An anthropology of Muslims in Europe blog.

De Koning, Martijn, 2017. Tentoonstelling en documentaire: ‘Trouwen voor Allah – Persoonlijke verhalen van bekeerlingen’. CLOSER: An anthropology of Muslims in Europe blog.

De Koning, Martijn, 2017. ‘Ways of connecting to God’s will’ – Khola Hasan on connecting to nature, women’s issues and sharia councilCLOSER: An anthropology of Muslims in Europe blog.

De Koning, Martijn, 2016. Undercover Islamic Marriages in the NetherlandsCLOSER: An anthropology of Muslims in Europe blog.

De Koning, Martijn, 2016. Islamic marriages in the Netherlands and refusing to divorce – A wrongful actCLOSER: An anthropology of Muslims in Europe blog.

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