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Dr Teije Hidde Donker Appointed as Temporary Lecturer

last modified Mar 28, 2017 03:57 PM
We are very pleased to announce that effective from the 2nd October 2017, Dr. Teije Hidde Donker will take up a three year appointment as Temporary Lecturer at the Department of Sociology.

Teije Hidde DonkerAs well as other teaching, he will provide the lectures and related student supervision for the Soc8 paper on “Revolution, War and Militarism”.

Dr Donker’s academic interests fall at the intersection of political sociology, Middle East area studies and sociology of Islam. Building on a recent turn to field analyses in the study of contentious mobilization, he explores the intersection between structural defined fields and symbolic use of religion in Islamist mobilization. He analyzes how the individual positions of Islamists in socio-religious fields relate to the use of religious identities and authority in their mobilization efforts, specifically in relation to contentious mobilization in Northern Syria, Tunisia and Turkey. The research builds on a combination of quantitative field analysis (specifically a multiple correspondence analysis of survey data) and an extensive ethnography among Islamists, activists and other stakeholders in the region.

Teije H. Donker currently holds a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen, Norway. He received his PhD in social and political sciences from the European University Institute in Florence (2013), his MSc from the University of Amsterdam (2008) and BSc from the Radboud University in Nijmegen (2006). In addition, he has held research positions at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael and Princeton University; and has been affiliated to the Centre Européen de Sociologie et de Science Politique (CESSP) in Paris, the Netherlands Institute for Academic Studies (NIASD) in Damascus, the Centre for Maghrib Studies (CEMAT) in Tunis and the Institute Français d'Etudes Anatoliennes (IFEA) in Istanbul.

His most recent publications are “The Tunisian Revolution and the Governance of Religion” at Middle East Critique (2017) and a forthcoming co-authored book Social Movements and Civil War: When protests for democratization fail (August 2017) at Routledge.

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