2019-present: Roostering (Timetabling), Faculty of Science
2014-2019: PhD Candidate in Religious Studies, Faculty of Humanities
Doctoral Dissertation (November 2020): 'Jews and Muslims in London: Navigating between Commonalities and Differences in a Superdiverse City'
This thesis seeks to answer the question of how Jews and Muslims in London configured constructive engagement between 2014 and 2016 and how the interplay between various factors influenced the way in which engagement was forged and sustained. It demonstrates how Jewish-Muslim engagement is frequently situational, forged in response to certain trigger events and circumstances such as the intensification of transnational conflicts, changes in national government and developments in the composition of local neighbourhoods. Concerning the configuration of constructive engagement, the thesis demonstrates an interplay between goals and substantive approaches and that the capacity to forge and sustain engagement depends highly on actors and funding opportunities, as well as the (successful) application of strategies to deal with difficulties and tensions. The multitude of actors, goals and approaches and the plethora of influential contextual factors creates a highly diverse and widely dispersed landscape of Jewish-Muslim engagement in London.