8 Feb 2020

Work experience

  • 2017-currently KU Leuven
    Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies
    Department of Arabic and east-Asian Studies
  • Faculty of Arts
    2014-2017 University of Utrecht
    Associate Professor, Arabic and Islamic Studies
    Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Faculty of Humanities
  •  Research 0,9 fte; teaching 0,1 fte (2014-2019)
    Research and supervision of the ERC Starting Grant PhD and team members
    Co-teaching a course related to the role of religions in the public sphere
    (University College Utrecht)
  • 2008-2014 Leiden University
    Assistant Professor, Islamic Studies
    Leiden Institute of Religious Studies
  • Faculty of Humanities (formerly Religious Studies)
    Research 0,4 fte, teaching 0,4 fte, management 0,2 fte
    Research in the field of modern Islamic thought and movements.
    Teaching subjects related to primary sources of Islam (BA); Modern Trends in
    Islam (BA); Modern Islamic Theology (BA); Qur’anic Exegesis (BA), Quran and
    Hadith Sciences (BA); Arabic Religious Texts (BA); Islamic Jurisprudence for
    Muslims in the West (MA); Religions and Modernity (MA, in collaboration with
    Prof. Dr. Judith Frishman and Prof. Dr. Ernestine van der Wall (UL)
    Supervision of students in both Bachelor and Master stages
    PhD co-supervisor
    Member of the institute’s examination and educational committees
  • 2006-2008 Leiden University
    Instructor, Islamic Theology
    Leiden Institute of Religious Studies
  • Faculty of Humanities (formerly Religious Studies)
    Research 0,4 fte, teaching 0,4 fte, management 0,2 fte
    Research in the field of modern Islamic thought and movements
    Teaching subjects related to Modern Trends in Islam (BA); Qur’an and Hadith
    Sciences (BA); Arabic Religious Texts (BA); Islamic Jurisprudence for Muslims
    in the West (MA); Jewish and Islamic Law (MA, in collaboration with Prof. Dr.
    Judith Frishman and Dr. Mohammed Ghaly UL).
    Supervision of students in both Bachelor and Master stages
    Member of institute’s administrative and educational committees
    2003 –2006 University of Leiden, Former Faculty of Theology (LISOR)
  • Assistant-in-training (AIO)
    PhD research 1 fte
    Teaching the subject ‘Rituals and Symbols of Islam’
    Communication Advisor, Islamic Theology
  • 2002 – 2003 University of Leiden
  • Faculty of Theology, Research assistant (prof. dr. G.A. Wiegers)
    Collecting and archiving film materials for courses on Islamic Rituals
  • 2002 – 2003 Onderwijsadvies ‘Taallokaal Leiden’
  • Onderwijs in Allochtone Levende Talen (OALT)
    Teacher of Arabic (language programme designed for immigrants of the
    second and third generation in The Netherlands)
  • 2001 – 2002 Egyptian Embassy (Germany) Interpreter/translator: English/Arabic
  • (freelance), for the Military Attaché
  • 1998-1999 Nasr City Private School (Cairo), Teacher of English

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