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Dr. Abdelilah Ljamai

Abdelilah Ljamai

Assistant Professor of Islam and HumanismProfessor




Abdelilah Ljamai is an Associate Professor at the University of Humanistic Studies Utrecht, The Netherlands. Areas: anthropology of religion and psychology. 

Teaching Experience:

1995-2000    : Research Assistant, University of Tilburg, Medieval and Early Modern Iberia.
1995-2005    : University Lecturer, the Holland Academy, Diemen, Alienation in the contemporary encounter of Western culture and Islam, anthropology of religion and Islamic psychology.
2002-2005    : University Lecturer and researcher, University of Tilburg, Islamic movement in the West, Legislative history of the Qu’ran.
2006             : University Lecturer, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Spirituality of Islam.
2006-2008    : University Lecturer, University of Utrecht, Master’s in World Religions in Dialogue and Confrontation.
2009             : University Lecturer, the Erasmus Academy, Brussels,  Anthropology of religion.
Since 2010   : Associate professor, Utrecht University: University of Humanistic Studies Utrecht, The Netherlands,  Humanism and Islam, Methodology, Resilience.


Current Research

  • Ljamai, Abdelilah, Psychological Frustrations and Radicalization Processes among Muslim Youth in the Netherlands. This empirical research will be published in 2016.
  • Ljamai, Abdelilah, Empirical research on the impact of Transformology on the behavior of young people  between 15 and 24 years old. This book will be published in 2017.
  • Ljamai, Abdelilah, Contemporary Islamic movements in text and context: the religious truth of Muslims in the Netherlands. This book will be published in 2017.
  • Ljamai, Abdelilah, Complaints and Satisfaction among Muslim Parents in Overvecht-Utrecht, The Netherlands: An Empirical Study. This research will be published at the end 2016.

Ancillary activities

Ljamai is advisor in the areas of psychological, social, cultural and religious issues in the Muslim community. He is  also very active and involved in various organizations and institutions: 

  • Board member of the approval committee for exams. 
  • Member of the organization Dialogica. 
  • Member of the organization Dialogue of Civilizations.
  • Member of the foundation Islam and Dialogue.