Dr. Diede Farhosh-van Loon

Research and Education Assistant
Project Support

Dr. Diede Farhosh-van Loon is both project coordinator for the ERC Advanced Grant Beyond Sharia: The Role of Sufism in Shaping Islam and coordinator of bachelor and master marketing within the department of Humanities. 

Diede obtained a bachelor degree for Languages and Cultures of the Middle-East (track 'Arabic') in 2007 at Utrecht University, and a master degree in Persian Studies from Leiden University in 2008. In 2010 she joined the NWO research project 'Of Poetry and Politics: Classical Poetic Concepts in New Politics of Twentieth Century Iran' as a PhD-candidate and did research on the mystical elements in Khomeini's poems. In 2016 she obtained her doctor’s title for her dissertation entitled 'Of Love and Longing: A Study of Ayatollah Khomeini's Mystical Poetry and Its Reception in Iran and Abroad, of which a commercial edition was published early 2023.