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Staff members with discipline Area Studies

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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The focal point of my research is about 'governance', 'adaptive capacity' and the relation between the two.
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i.t.j.bousema rug.nl
Function
PhD Candidate
Everyday religion, pilgrimage studies, Anthropology of Islam, Migration & Identity, Muslims in diaspora, Dialogical Self Theory, Biographical Research
prof. dr. M.W. (Marjo) Buitelaar
Contact
m.w.buitelaar rug.nl
+31 50 36 35570
Function
Professor of Contemporary Islam
Field / Discipline
Social-economic History, Europe since 1750, European Regional Development. The Netherlands and its regions, Historical Network Analysis, Public History.
prof. dr. M.G.J. (Maarten G J) Duijvendak
Contact
m.g.j.duijvendak rug.nl
+31 50 36 33678
Function
Professor of Economic, Social & Regional History
F. (Frank) Gaenssmantel, PhD
Contact
f.gaenssmantel rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
prof. dr. T. (Tialda) Haartsen
Contact
t.haartsen rug.nl
Function
Adjunct Professor of Rural Geography
Field / Discipline
From a combined background in Languages and Cultures of the Middle East (Arabic) and Translation Studies, I study literary, ideological and ideational exchanges between Western Europe and the Arabic Middle East; modern Arabic literature; literary translations; history and poetics of translation in the Middle East.
H. (Hisham) Hamad, MA
Contact
h.hamad rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Middle East (Gulf-region)
State-Society Relations
Political Economy
International Relations
Media
G.J. (Gertjan) Hoetjes, MSc
Contact
g.j.hoetjes rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Non-western history, esp East Asia (Japan); history and historiography of colonialism, imperialism and globalisation; European political culture and political history ( 19th-21st century) with special attention to the role of the press.
prof. dr. J. (Janny) de Jong
Contact
janny.de.jong rug.nl
+31 50 36 36021
Function
Professor Europe-East Asia Relations, with a focus on Japan;Director of Studies Erasmus Mundus Master Euroculture: Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context
Field / Discipline
Archaeology and Anthropology of Circumpolar Peoples and Cultures
prof. dr. P.D. (Peter) Jordan
Contact
p.d.jordan rug.nl
Function
Latino politics
Texas history, culture and politics
Religion in American culture and politics
The U.S.-Mexico borderlands
Mexican American history, politics and culture
U.S. Catholic history
U.S.-Mexico relations
dr. A.M. (Anne) Martinez
Contact
a.m.martinez rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor, American Political Culture and Theory (tenured)
Middle East (esp. Syria, Iraq)
Jihadism (esp. al-Qaeda, Islamic State)
Religion and violence
Media; propaganda
dr. P.G.T. (Pieter) Nanninga
Contact
p.g.t.nanninga rug.nl
+31 50 36 36075
Function
Assistant Professor Middle Eastern Studies
African history (particularly Zambia and D.R. Congo); environmental history; social history; oral history
I. (Iva) Pesa, PhD
Contact
i.pesa rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Contemporary History
Rural Development
Community Development
Cultural Geography
Social Exclusion
dr. K. (Koen) Salemink
Contact
k.salemink rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood under the rules of Sadat and Mubarak: My researches focuses on the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood during the Sadat-Mubarak period. My studies are primarily based on the Arabic journals of the Muslim Brotherhood. These sources prove to be of great relevance for new insights into the Brotherhood’s mentality history in the build-up to the events of January 2011. 
dr. K.M. (Kiki) Santing
Contact
k.m.santing rug.nl
+31 50 36 35820
Function
Assistant Professor Middle Eastern Studies
European integration and institutions
State theory and institutionalism
Concept analysis and qualitative methods
Italian politics
P.D. (Pier Domenico) Tortola, PhD PhD
Contact
p.d.tortola rug.nl
Function
Senior lecturer (UD1)
Regional Identity, Rural History, U.S. Politics, U.S. History, History of the U.S. South, Political Culture, American Studies, Southern Studies, Civil Rights Movement, U.S. Civil War.
dr. M. (Maarten) Zwiers
Contact
m.zwiers rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
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