Dr. Pooyan Tamimi Arab
Pooyan Tamimi Arab is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. He studied art history and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and the New School for Social Research, before obtaining a PhD in cultural anthropology in Utrecht. Pooyan’s research combines the anthropology of religion with political philosophy, focusing on questions surrounding tolerance, neutrality, and public reason. He received a veni-grant in 2018, and is part of the broader research project "Religious Matters in an Entangled World: Things, Food, Bodies and Texts as Entry Points to the Material Study of Religion in Plural Settings."
Why do religious forms matter to tolerant, pluralistic societies?
Dr. Pooyan Tamimi Arab has been a member of the Utrecht Young Academy, a bridge between young and talented researchers, since 2020.