Teije Hidde Donker new post-doc at Department of Comparative Politics
Mobilized Islam and state-society relations in Muslim majority countries with a special focus on Syria, Tunisia and Turkey are Dutch Teije Hidde Donker’s research interests.
Donker, who comes from Zwijndrecht (close to Rotterdam), began his three-year post-doc project at the Department of Comparative Politics this August. He is a political-sociologist by training, and got his MA at the University of Amsterdam and his PhD at the European University Institute, Florence.
His work generally focuses on mobilized Islam and state-society relations in Muslim majority countries, with a special focus on (Northern) Syria, Tunisia and Turkey. Specifically, he studies the political ramifications of mobilized Islam in Muslim majority countries; assessing the current state of affairs of mobilized Islam and analyzing its political implications.
Donker has previous teaching experience from Boğaziçi (Bosporus) Unıversıty in Istanbul, and has also been a visiting scholar at Princeton University and held a research position at the Conflict Research Unit of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Clingendael. He is currently affiliated with the Institute Français des Etudes Anatoliennes (IFEA) in Istanbul while doing fieldwork in Turkey.