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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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Everyday religion, pilgrimage studies, Anthropology of Islam, Migration & Identity, Muslims in diaspora, Dialogical Self Theory, Biographical Research
prof. dr. M.W. (Marjo) Buitelaar
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Professor of Contemporary Islam
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
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Professor of Economic, Social & Regional History
F. (Frank) Gaenssmantel, PhD
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Assistant Professor
prof. dr. T. (Tialda) Haartsen
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Adjunct Professor of Rural Geography
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
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# Governance beyond the state and new political geographies # non-traditional security and policing, esp. business/resources/infrastructure security # Global South in world politics, South-South relations, esp. peace/security/development interventions and Subsahara Africa # contentious politics and resistance # international political sociology, postcolonial, ethnographic approaches to IR #

Jana Hönke's research is concerned with how 'local' and transnational security practices are co-produced and contested, and to what effect. How does that challenge, and help to rethink, International Relations? Her current work examines how authority and political geographies transform by studying the contested security arrangements related to multinational companies and transport infrastructures in contexts of fragility. Another project revolves around the global making of policing. She has also done research on counterterrorism, state building and development interventions. Theoretically she is interested in how knowledge and everyday practices travel and shape how security is governed, for whom and to what effect, across borders. While doing multi-sited fieldwork, much of her work is linked to Sub-Saharan Africa with research conducted in South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Tanzania and Guinea.
dr. J. (Jana) Hönke
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Associate Professor + Rosalind Franklin Fellow in International Relations
Archaeology and Anthropology of Circumpolar Peoples and Cultures
prof. dr. P.D. (Peter) Jordan
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American studies
American history and culture, 1848-present
Borderlands studies
Mexican American studies
U.S. Catholic history and culture
U.S.-Mexico relations
dr. A.M. (Anne) Martinez
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Assistant Professor (tenured), American Studies in Polticial Culture and Theory
- History of cross-border cooperation
- Regional analysis of rural and urban development (19th-21th century)
dr. A.M. (Marijn) Molema
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- Middle East
- Islam
- Global jihadism (al-Qaeda, IS)
- Religion and violence
dr. P.G.T. (Pieter) Nanninga
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Assistant Professor Middle Eastern Studies
Rural Development
Community Development
Cultural Geography
Social Exclusion
dr. K. (Koen) Salemink
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Assistant Professor
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
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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
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Assistant professor
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
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Assistant Professor
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