Pooyan Tamimi Arab is assistant professor of religious studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Next to teaching, he is part of the 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," led by prof. Birgit Meyer.

In his recently published monograph, Amplifying Islam in the European Soundscape, he asks how Islamic sounds in the Netherlands challenge cultural norms and to what extent these sounds are enabled and regulated by the Dutch Constitution and government. In Gods Huis in de Steigers, Tamimi Arab and colleagues write about contemporary religious architecture in the West from an anthropological perspective. 

Tamimi Arab is currently doing exploratory research on contested pictures, Islam, and religious diversity in the Netherlands. See, for example, his lecture (in Dutch) about devotional images of the Prophet Muhammad.

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Curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae

Since Aug. 2016: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Utrecht University.

2015-2016: Assistant Curator of West-Asia and North-Africa, National Museum of World Cultures, the Netherlands.

2015-2016: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam.


2015: PhD, Anthropology, Utrecht University.

2011: MA, Philosophy, New School for Social Research.

2008: BA, Art History, University of Amsterdam.

2006: BA, Philosophy, University of Amsterdam.

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Alle publicaties
Tamimi Arab, P. (09-02-2017). Amplifying Islam in the European Soundscape - Religious pluralism and secularism in the Netherlands. (224 p.). London: Bloomsbury Academics.
  Boekdelen / hoofdstukken
Tamimi Arab, P. (2017). Megamoskeeën. In Oskar Verkaaik (Eds.), Gods Huis in de Steigers - religieuze gebouwen in ontwikkeling (pp. 55-82) (28 p.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Tamimi Arab, Pooyan (2014). The Covenant of the Allochthons: How Nativist Racism Affects Youth Culture in Amsterdam. In Philomena Essed & Isabel Hoving (Eds.), Dutch Racism (pp. 397-406). Brill / Rodopi.
Tamimi Arab, Pooyan (2013). The Biggest Mosque in Europe! A Symmetrical Anthropology of Islamic Architecture in Rotterdam. In Oskar Verkaaik (Eds.), Religious Architecture: Anthropological Perspectives (pp. 47-61). Amsterdam University Press.
Tamimi Arab, P. (2017). Devotie-afbeeldingen van de profeet Mohammed in het Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen. ZemZem, Tijdschrift over het Midden-Oosten, Noord-Afrika en de islam, 2016 (2), (pp. 15-26).
Tamimi Arab, P. & Rasch, Elisabet (2017). Solidarity. Etnofoor, 29 (2), (pp. 7-10).
Tamimi Arab, P. (2017). Solidarity, Selective Indignation, and Queer Muslims: In conversation with Dino Suhonic. Etnofoor, 29 (2), (pp. 105-114) (10 p.).
Beekers, D.T. & Tamimi Arab, Pooyan (2016). Dreams of an iconic mosque - Spatial and temporal entanglements of a converted church. Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief, 12 (2), (pp. 137-164).
Verkaaik, Oskar & Tamimi Arab, P. (2016). Managing Mosques in the Netherlands - Constitutional versus Culturalist Secularism. Journal of Muslims in Europe, 5 (2), (pp. 251-268).
Tamimi Arab, Pooyan (03-04-2015). “a minaret of light” - transducing the islamic call to prayer?. Material Religion, 11 (2), (pp. 136-163) (28 p.).
Tamimi Arab, Pooyan (2013). Mosques in the Netherlands: Transforming the Meaning of Marginal Spaces. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 33 (4), (pp. 477-494).
Tamimi Arab, Pooyan (2012). (Dis)Entangling culturalism, nativism, racism. Krisis, 2, (pp. 68-74).
Tamimi Arab, P. (19-03-2015). Lessons in Secular Criticism. By Stathis Gourgouris (Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, 2013). Constellations, 22 (1), (pp. 161-162) (2 p.).
Tamimi Arab, Pooyan (2014). Religion Out Loud: Religious Sound, Public Space, and American Pluralism. Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief, 10 (3), (pp. 392-394).
  Websites / portals
  Invited talk
Tamimi Arab, P. (2017) Invited speaker Devotie-afbeeldingen van de profeet Mohammed in Nederlandse museumcollecties Utrecht Religie Forum
Tamimi Arab, P. (2017) Invited speaker Spui 25 Gods huis: religieuze gebouwen in ontwikkeling.
Tamimi Arab, P. (2017) Invited speaker Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin Heritage versus Orthodoxy: Islamic figural painting, music, and wine drinking in the National Museum of World Cultures
Tamimi Arab, P. (2017) Invited speaker Islamitische wijndrinkers en de filosofie Filosofestival Universiteit Utrecht
Tamimi Arab, P. (2017) Invited speaker Leiden University Pictures that divide as entry points to the politics of co-existence
Tamimi Arab, P. (2017) Invited speaker University of Kent, Paris Reflection on blasphemy and image practices as entry points to studying the politics of co-existence
Tamimi Arab, P. (2017) Invited speaker Wageningen University Secularism, Identity and Neutrality.
Tamimi Arab, P. (2017) Invited speaker University of Amsterdam Strict Neutrality Reconsidered
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