Irfan Ahmad on Liberalism & Islamophobia & Domophilia

My colleague Irfan Ahmad is an anthropologist and Senior Research Fellow at the Max Plancke Institute for the Study of Religious & Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany. Among his work is Islamism and Democracy in India (Princeton University Press, 2009) and recently he published Religion As Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace (University […] Continue Reading →

NBN Interview with Darryl Li on ‘The Universal Enemy Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity’ (2020)

From New Books Network: No contemporary figure is more demonized than the Islamist foreign fighter who wages jihad around the world. Spreading violence, disregarding national borders, and rejecting secular norms, so-called jihadists seem opposed to universalism itself. But in a radical departure from conventional efforts to explain and solve the “problem” of jihad, The Universal […] Continue Reading →

De Handelaar

UPDATES ONDERAAN: MELDING BIJ DE POLITIE EN STATEMENT BAUDET Afgelopen vrijdag tweette de leider van Forum voor Democratie, Thierry Baudet, het volgende: Kritische media als we hebben, die gingen gelijk op speurtocht. En wat is de conclusie? Het verhaal van Baudet is hoogst twijfelachtig. Factchecking: de klok horen luiden, maar geen idee waar de klepel […] Continue Reading →

Public lecture of Esra Özyürek ‘Rethinking empathy: Emotions triggered by the Holocaust among the Muslim-minority in Germany’

On Wednesday evening 13 November 2019 prof. dr. Esra Özyurek (London School of Economics and Political Science) will deliver a lecture: ‘Rethinking empathy: Emotions triggered by the Holocaust among the Muslim-minority in Germany’. Professor Esra Özyürek is Professor in European Anthropology and Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies. Esra Özyurek published in 2015 the book Being [& Continue Reading →

Boekpresentatie: Radicalisering in België en Nederland – Kritische perspectieven op geweld en veiligheid

Datum: 12 juni 2019 19.00 – 22.00 uur, Amsterdam Aanmelden is verplicht, zie onderaan. Nederland en België hebben een belangrijke rol gespeeld in de ontwikkeling van het begrip radicalisering. Geïntroduceerd rond 2001 door de AIVD voor gewelddadige en niet-gewelddadige vormen van politieke islam, is de term ingeburgerd geraakt in binnen- en buitenland en in beleidskringen […] Continue Reading →

Guidelines for anthropological research: Data management, ethics and integrity

Together with Birgit Meyer (Utrecht University), Annelies Moors (University of Amsterdam) and Peter Pels (Leiden University) I wrote a short article on ethics and integrity against the background of current debates about (anthropological) research and data management. As anthropologists we are increasingly confronted with attempts – be it by employers, the media, or policy makers […] Continue Reading →