Prof.dr. T. Sunier

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faculteit der sociale wetensch ( afd. sociale en culturele antropologie )
Full professor Cultural Anthropology, chair "Islam in European societies"

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Anthropology of Religion (islam, politics and islam, leadership, young people and and islam), migration, ethnicity and nation-building and European History, Turkey.



Ethnographic Monographs

Theoretical Orientation on Mobility Part 2

Global Religion, Local Diversity (minor Frontiers of Multicultural Societies)

Religion, Identity, Conflict (Honours Programme)


Board memberships and management tasks 2016/2017



 Publications (Source: METIS VU)

Recent Publications:      

Sunier, T., H. van der Linden & E. van de Bovenkamp 2016. ‘Transnational Islam: Moroccan and Turkish State competing for the Ummah’ Contemporary Islam (special issue on ‘Citizenship in Transition: Islamic actors and discourses in the public domain’ Bergh, S., K. Willemse and A. Chhachhi eds.) Published online March 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s11562-016-0353-7

Sunier, T. 2014. ‘Domesticating Islam: Exploring Academic Knowledge Production on Islam and Muslims in European Societies’ Ethnic and Racial Studies vol. 37, no.6 pp. 1138-1155.

Sunier, T. 2014. ‘Schooling and new religious diversity across four European countries’ in Bowen, J., Bertossi, C., Duyvendak, J.W., Krock, M.L.(eds.), European States and their Muslim Citizens. The impact of institutions on perceptions and boundaries Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 54-73

Sunier, T. 2014. ‘Cosmopolitan theology. Fethullah Gülen and the making of a ‘Golden Generation’. Ethnic and Racial Studies Vol. 37, no. 12 pp. 2193-2209 (More information on this special issue)

Sunier, T en N. Landman 2014. Turkse islam.Actualisatie van kennis over Turkse religieuze stromingen en organisaties in Nederland. Een literatuurstudie in opdracht van het Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid Den Haag: Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid (research report).     

Sunier, T. & N. Landman 2014. Transnational Turkish Islam. Shifting Geographies of religious Activism and Community Building in Turkey and Europe. (Palgrave Macmillan). More information

Sunier, T. 2015. ‘Tolerant leefklimaat? Kanttekeningen bij een geflatteerd zelfbeeld’

In: V. Mamadou (red.) EU@AmsterdamStad en burgerschap over religieuze tolerantie

Sunier, T. 2016.  Islam (serie Elementaire Deeltjes) Amsterdam: AUP

Sunier, T. 2015 ‘Staat en religie in Turkije’ in: Sunier, T. & G. Celik (red.) 2015. Het nieuwe Turkije. Europa’s naaste buur. Delft: Eburon



Research Report Turkish Islamic Organizations

Click here to download the report Turkish Islam and the summary, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs.

See also TRSO report and resumé TRSO report 

See also research report Diyanet (2011)


Research grants

Ancillary activities

NISIS - Unknown Leiden, 02 december 2013
Journal of Muslims in Europe - Member of Editorial Board Onbekend, 01 januari 2016
Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017