Dr. Pooyan Tamimi Arab

Universitair docent

Curriculum vitae


  • 2022-present: Coordinator of the Research Master degree program in Religious Studies at Utrecht University.
  • 2016-present: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (UD1/SKOz), 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, New York City.
  • 2008: BA, Art History (cum laude), University of Amsterdam.
  • 2006: BA, Philosophy (cum laude), University of Amsterdam.