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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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I am a historian working on the cultural and intellectual history of the modern Middle East. I am broadly interested in modern Arab intellectual history, historiography, and Arabic literature. My disseration, lying at the intersection of Middle Eastern... lees meer
L.E. (Lucia) Admiraal, PhD
Contact
l.e.admiraal rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
- State-socialist and post-socialist architecture and urbanism
- Architecture and urban planning in East-Central Europe and the Balkans
- Islamic cultural and urban heritage in twentieth- and twenty-first century
- Post-disaster and post-war urban...
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M. (Maja) Babic, PhD
Contact
m.babic rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism
Heritage in post-conflict societies, contested heritage, culture, identity, representation, story-telling, nationhood
S.B. (Shanade) Barnabas, Dr
Contact
s.b.barnabas rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Cultural Heritage and Identity: Material and Intangible Heritage
Anthropology of Islam, everyday religion, pilgrimage studies,  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 35994
Function
Professor emeritus of Economic, Social & Regional History
Dr Karim El Taki is an International Relations scholar at the Faculty of Arts. His research examines regional order-making in the Middle East in the decade following the Arab Uprisings. His research interests include, theoretically, the quest for... read more
K. (Karim) El Taki, Dr
Contact
k.el.taki rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor, Politics of the Middle East
F. (Frank) Gaenssmantel, PhD
Contact
f.gaenssmantel rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
My main areas of interest are: the European Union and the Eastern Partnership; comparative politics; and post-Soviet politics.   
dr. E.E.A. (Eske) van Gils
Contact
e.e.a.van.gils rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
As a researcher, my primary interest is the modern history of Jewish communities in the Islamic world and their responses to modernity. From a methodological standpoint I consider myself a historian, and as such the majority of my research is based on... read more
S.R. (Sasha) Goldstein, PhD
Contact
s.r.goldstein rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
prof. dr. T. (Tialda) Haartsen
Contact
t.haartsen rug.nl
Function
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... read more
H. (Hisham) Hamad, MA
Contact
h.hamad rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Sustainability, Place-based development, Climate change and adaptation, Socio-Spatial Planning and Spatial Transformation, (Inter-)subjective aspects of planning, Citizen initiatives and resourceful communities, Sense of Place, Values, Leadership,... read more
prof. dr. L.G. (Ina) Horlings
Contact
l.g.horlings rug.nl
Function
Full Prof. Dr. Socio-Spatial Planning
Modern history and international relations  of East Asia ( in particular related to Japan); history and historiography of colonialism, imperialism and globalisation; European political culture and political history ( 19th-21st century) with special... read more
prof. dr. J. (Janny) de Jong
Contact
janny.de.jong rug.nl
+31 50 36 36021
Function
Endowed Professor Europe-East Asia Relations, with a focus on Japan; Director Center for Japan Studies
Field / Discipline
Archaeology and Anthropology of Circumpolar Peoples and Cultures
P.D. (Peter) Jordan, PhD
Contact
p.d.jordan rug.nl
Function
I am a sociologist specialized in the making of memories and heritage work in the Middle East and North Africa. My research interests analyze memorial practices, social movements, and racialization in the Modern MENA region. I lecture on political... read more
M.M.S. (Mayada) Madbouly, PhD
Contact
m.m.s.madbouly rug.nl
Function
Coloniality/Decolonialism
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
A.M. (Anne) Martinez, Dr
Contact
a.m.martinez rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor, American Political Theory and Culture (tenured)
As a PhD Student and Teaching & Research Staff member at the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, my academic journey is deeply rooted in history, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. My PhD research, titled "Ottoman Arab Migrations to Latin... read more
J.R. (José Rafael) Medeiros Coelho, MA
Contact
j.r.medeiros.coelho rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Middle East
Conflicts, terrorism, jihadism
Religion and violence
Media and propaganda
dr. P.G.T. (Pieter) Nanninga
Contact
p.g.t.nanninga rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Middle Eastern Studies
Field / Discipline
African history (particularly Zambia, South Africa, and Nigeria); environmental history; social history; oral history. I study the environmental history of mining and oil drilling in Africa. My aim is to explain why people respond differently to severe... read more
I. (Iva) Pesa, PhD
Contact
i.pesa rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Contemporary History
My research mainly focuses on bridging the worlds of flood risk management and spatial planning, with the goal to generate insights on how to create more flood resilient places and landscapes from a spatial and institutional design perspective. Central to... read more
B. (Britta) Restemeyer, Dr
Contact
b.restemeyer rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Spatial and Institutional Design
Rural Development
Community Development
Cultural Geography
Social Exclusion
dr. K. (Koen) Salemink
Contact
k.salemink rug.nl
+31 50 36 35704
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
I am a historian of the Modern Middle East. My research and teaching interests include Christian Arab communities of and in the Middle East Middle East, a relational cultural and social history of Ottoman and Mandate Palestine, and minorities in/ diaspora... read more
K.M.J. (Karène) Sanchez-Summerer, Prof
Contact
karene.sanchez rug.nl
Function
Professor and Chair Middle Eastern studies
Field / Discipline
Politics and religion, with a particular focus on Sunni politics and political opposition in Iraq and Egypt.  My current research project (2023-2024), funded by an NWO Open Competitie SGW XS grant, focuses on the reconstruction of the Iraqi city of Mosul... read more
dr. K.M. (Kiki) Santing
Contact
k.m.santing rug.nl
+31 50 36 35820
Function
Assistant Professor Middle Eastern Studies
Internationalisation in higher education, Project management, Intercultural communication, European Studies (Euroculture)
P. (Pepri) Saputra, MA
Contact
p.saputra rug.nl
Function
Admission Officer
Field / Discipline
postcolonial theory, diaspora studies, memory studies, life writing, Middle East studies
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Contact
a.sathananthar rug.nl
Function
Medieval History; Financial, Social and Economic History of Middle Ages and Early Modern Times; Local and Regional History of the Northern and Eastern Netherlands and neighbouring German territories; Palaeography and codicology
dr. R.W.M. (Remi) van Schaik
Contact
r.w.m.van.schaik rug.nl
+31 50 36 38986
Function
Senior Lecturer (1995-2015)
Field / Discipline
Moroccan Jewish History and Migration
R. (Roy Orel) Shukrun
Contact
r.shukrun rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
European integration and institutions
State theory and institutionalism
Concept analysis and qualitative methods
Italian politics
P.D. (Pier Domenico) Tortola, PhD
Contact
p.d.tortola rug.nl
Function
Associate professor (UHD)
D.Y. (Yavuz) Tuyloglu, PhD
Contact
d.y.tuyloglu rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Comparative Politics, European Politics, European Union, Political Communication, Political Sociology, Political Theory
prof. dr. P. (Pieter) de Wilde
Contact
p.de.wilde rug.nl
+31 50 36 32555
Function
Chair in European Politics & Society
International strategy and policy advice
International relations management
drs. T.N. (Tim) Zwaagstra
Contact
t.n.zwaagstra rug.nl
+31 6 8152 1318
Function
Senior Policy Advisor Southeast Asia and Japan
Regional Identity, Rural Studies, Low Saxon History and Culture, U.S. Politics, U.S. History, History of the U.S. South, American Studies, Southern Studies.
dr. M. (Maarten) Zwiers
Contact
m.zwiers rug.nl
Function
Senior Lecturer
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