Welcome to the personal website of Teije Hidde Donker.
I do research at the intersections of political sociology, sociology of religion and Middle East area studies. In my latest project I ask how religion gains social and political relevance in the Arab world today, and answer this question through a relational analysis of contentious episodes around ‘public Islam’ in Syria and Tunisia.
I completed my Msc at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), my Phd at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy), held a three year postdoc position at the department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen (Norway) and am currently a lecturer at the department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge (UK).
For more information in my research, please see the research section. You can also find more information about my CV and publications. Apart from this website, I am also on linkedin, academia.edu and ResearchGate.
All pictures on the website are my own. They were taken in Damascus, Aleppo, Florence, Istanbul and Tunis.