Ms S.E. (Susanne) van Esdonk MA
Faculty of Humanities
Kloveniersburgwal 48 Room number: D 1.06
1012 CX Amsterdam
Susanne van Esdonk is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Humanities and is conducting her research within the field of Religious Studies. Her research project, which is part of the NWO-funded project Delicate Relations: Jews and Muslims in Amsterdam and London, focuses on the present-day relations between Jews and Muslims in (Greater) London. The general research aim is twofold: a) to map Jewish-Muslim relations and describe the nature of these relations and b) to determine and analyse the actors and factors that influence these relations, including cases of cooperation as well as opposition. Jewish-Muslim relations will be studied in a theoretical framework that uses the work of sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, supplemented by theories on (religious) groups, inter-group relations and inter-religious cooperation and conflict. Various methods of qualitative research will be used to collect data during multiple phases of fieldwork in London from 2014-2016.
Student and doctoral student representative, NGG (Dutch Association for the Study of Religion)
Junior member of NOSTER (Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion)
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